Seven-figure bid for Brock’s historic Bathurst winner
AN auction of race cars related to Peter Brock has clocked up millions of dollars in online bids and broken records before a hammer even drops.
One of the star attractions, an 1982/83 HDT VH Commodore that Brock drove to a record-breaking two Bathurst wins, is set to smash records with the current bid price sitting at $1.6 million three days out from the historic auction in Bathurst.
"This car is an incredibly special part of Australian motorsport history and the level of interest doesn't surprise me to be honest," HDT owner Peter Champion said.
"Historically important to many motoring enthusiasts, this is just one of the special Brock vehicles available in this collection. The entire auction is incredibly special, each car with its own story, some tear-jerkers and others full of laughter."
Lloyds Auctions expects thousands of people to attend the sale on Saturday night in Bathurst.
The largest collection of Brock cars in the world is expected to return in excess of $10 million, confirming the value in rare race cars, chrome bumpers and anything with links to Peter Brock.
Not only does the auction contain special cars connected to the King of the Mountain, but also extremely rare racing memorabilia signed by the legend himself.
"Although three other cars in the Brock Collection are expected to reach the magic seven figure mark, I expect the 1982/1983 Bathurst-Winning Commodore which wrote its place into Bathurst history with Peter Brock, to sell for quite a bit more than what it's currently at," head auctioneer Bill Freeman said.
Doors open to the Brock Collection at 9am on Saturday at Sydney Road, Kelso.