Brock's Big Banger expected to set auction record

Motor racing legend Peter Brock’s iconic Big Banger Commodore is expected to break Australian records by topping the $2 million mark when it goes to auction on 6 October.

The famous racing driver used the 1984 VK Group C Commodore to win the James Hardie 1000 in Bathurst, Sandown 500 and Surfers Paradise 300, and is one of 30 other Brock cars to be auctioned on the annual Bathurst Race weekend.

“I’ve raced the Big Banger around the track several times, she still goes like a beauty and that’s what this entire collection is about - enjoying the cars is what Peter would have wanted,” HDT (Holden Dealer Team) owner Peter Champion said.

“This car has a lot of great history and even better stories that come along with it. This is not just an ordinary car - it’s a very special piece of history.”

The Brock cars will be displayed through NSW, SA and VIC, before returning to their spiritual home of Bathurst for the auction.

Head auctioneer Bill Freeman said the Big Banger had already attracted strong interest, with thousands of enquires, including some from overseas, every day since the auction was announced.

“We expect it to sell for more than $2 million, which will break all Australian records,” Mr Freeman said.

“Cars of this calibre are hard to find and its substantial motorsport and celebrity heritage make it unique.”

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