Peter Brock's Bathurst Winning Car Sold For Record $2.1 Million
The late racing legend's Bathurst winning commodore has broken the Australian motorsport auction record fetching a whopping $2.1 million in a much anticipated sale.
Brocks's Holden Commodore was the first car to win back-to-back Bathurst 1000 races in 1982 and 1983.
The highly anticipated auction held in Bathurst saw dozens of Brock's cars go under the hammer, and attracted huge crowds including racing legends Allan Moffat, Fred Gibson and David Parsons.
By Friday, bidding for the famous car had already reached $1.6 million online. Head auctioneer of Lloyds Auctions, Bill Freeman, said he wasn't surprised the winning bid ended up being that high.
"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," Freeman said.
"Thousands of people came through our doors on Saturday, taking photos, sharing stories, parents passing on the legacy of Peter Brock to their children.
"This passion and enthusiasm for Peter Brock and these cars will definitely continue to live on."
Head car curator Rian Gaffy said they had been blown away by the response for the auction, telling Ten Eyewitness News they had received calls from Australia and beyond.
"It's probably the only time there will be so many Peter Brock road cars and race cars at one place and going up for auction. It took many years to get this together," Gaffy said ahead of the auction on Friday.
Gaffy said feedback from interested bidders suggested many wanted to bring the car back onto the circuit.
"A lot of people ... want a bit of Brock to take home," Gaffy said.
It's been a massive weekend already on Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 race this year, and you can stay up to date with our live blog here.