Brock car sells for a record $2.1 million at Kelso auction

Peter Brock’s 1982-1983 Bathurst-winning HDT VH Commodore has sold for a record-breaking $2.1 million at an auction at Kelso on Saturday night.

The vehicle was the first car to win two Bathurst races in a row and has continued to break records 35 years later.

“This result really shows that Peter’s legacy lives on and that people valued him as not only as one of the best drivers in motorsport but as a person,” HDT owner Peter Champion said.

Lloyds Auctions head auctioneer Bill Freeman said thousands of people had passed through the doors of the Kelso auction house on Saturday to view the car and take photographs.

“This passion and enthusiasm for Peter Brock and these cars will definitely continue to live on,” Mr Freeman said.

“The amount paid for this car doesn’t surprise me with its rich history and shows that the market is strong and is continuing to grow.”

Lloyds now believes that many more race cars, cars with chrome bumpers and cars with links to Peter Brock will soon surface to the market, including pieces of rare memorabilia. 

The auction event attracted the attention from not only thousands of people but racing legends including Allan Moffat, Fred Gibson and David Parsons striking excitement within the crowd. 

The Walkinshaw Andretti United Auction also proved popular in the bidding where their Supercar #2 Scott Pye/Chassis race car which included a VIP experience throughout the 2019 season.

The owner will be entitled to all of the special benefits during the 2019 Supercars Championship season including hot laps, card passes and other hospitality opportunities. 

It was a massive weekend for motoring enthusiasts where Brock’s cars were returned to the mountain on the Bathurst 1000 race weekend in an event that honoured the passion and dedication of everyone involved.

Peter Brock’s protégé Craig Lowndes also auctioned off his race suit that he will wear during the Bathurst 1000 race to raise money for the V8 Supercars Drought Relief Auction.