The iconic Holden Dealer Team VK Commodore piloted by Peter Brock and Allan Moffat at the 1986 Bathurst 1000 event has been placed on the market.
The Commodore is tipped to attract not just deep pocketed Aussies but interest from overseas collectors.
The all-star driver pairing of Brock and Moffat were heavily favoured to win The Great Race, with both drivers accounting for 12 out of the previous 16 event wins. However, Moffat famously crashed the car during Friday morning qualifying, severely damaging the racer which forced the pairing out of the top ten shootout. An overnight repair job was required to have the car ready in time for the race on Sunday. They would eventually finish fifth, a lap down on winners Allan Grice and Graeme Bailey.
The car – chassis HDT 14 – was raced by Brock briefly in the 1987 Australian Touring Car Championship and later converted to VL specification. The car was then sold off to Western Australia after Brock swapped manufacturers in 1988.
The car comes with all its CAMS logbooks and has undergone restoration to its 1986 Bathurst livery and VK technical specification. The engine has been rebuilt by ex-HDT crew member Neill ‘Part’ Burns. The transmission tunnel has been signed by both Brock and Moffat, making this a highly valuable piece of Australian motor racing history.
The car is currently on display at the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.