An auction of race cars related to Peter Brock has clocked up millions of dollars in online bids and broken records before the hammer drops.
One of the star attractions an 1982/83 Bathurst-Winning HDT VH Commodore that Peter Brock drove to a record breaking two Bathurst wins is set to smash records again with the current bid price sitting at $1.6 million three days out from this 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,” said Peter Champion – Owner of HDT.
“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” he continued.
In an event set to rival the Bathurst race itself the main auction event will be held in the usually quiet town of Bathurst. Lloyds Auctions expect thousands of people to attend this Auction event on this Saturday night, the eve of the big race. Demand from fans and bidders alike created the need for the company to actually start online ticket sales with tickets ranging from free to a $199 VIP treatment; including preferred seating, table service, collectable memorabilia and a Meet and Greet with both past and present racing legends there to honour Brocky.
“Who knows what other records will be broken this weekend… What I do know is that this will be a once in a lifetime event and will be an extremely emotional weekend for Peter Brock fans and motoring enthusiasts.” said Mr Bill Freeman, Head Auctioneer at Lloyds Auctions. “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.”
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.
The stage is set for a massive weekend of action at the mountain. After hosting a Supercars Drought Relief auction in pit lane on the Friday night, people will also be vying for the chance to own a current race car and experience the 2019 season as part of a Supercars team in the warm up attraction to the Brock Collection on Saturday night.
Walkinshaw Andretti United is also selling through Lloyds Auctions Scott Pye’s #2 Supercar (Chassis 24) which he drove to victory in the 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. The new owner will be entitled to a backstage race team experience, with special benefits during the 2019 Supercars Championship season including hot laps, team hard cards at all Supercars events, hospitality passes and other opportunities. It goes under the hammer 15 minutes before the Brock auction.
There is certainly no shortage of surprises in store for this massive weekend of motorsport ahead. Doors open to the Brock Collection at 9am on Saturday at Sydney Road, Kelso. For your chance to be a part of this historic event, head to www.lloydsauctions.com.au for more information or to secure your free or VIP tickets.
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