Shannons will auction off a selection of tasty Australian muscle cars at the end of the month, including the one-time Peter Brock 1984 VK Commodore SS Group 3 sedan.

MOTOR RACING LEGEND Peter Brock died almost 10 years ago in a shock accident at the Targa West tarmac rally, and according to Shannons Brock fans “are already lining up to bid on the 1984 Holden VK Commodore SS Group 3 sedan he owned when he ran HDT special vehicles. One of a number of classic Australian muscle cars, the SS Group 3 will go under the hammer at the Shannons Sydney Autumn auction on May 30.

“As confirmed in a letter on HDT letterhead signed by Brock, the white VK Commodore SS being auctioned – build was originally his General Motors-provided company car that he immediately built into a Group 3. It then was used for studio photography and became the HDT Press vehicle. HDT Special Vehicles then purchased the Group 3 SS Commodore ((build No 1354) at the end of its media duties and it became Brock’s personal transport for some time. It is now being offered for sale by its second owner, who purchased it directly from Brock, accompanied by the letter confirming its provenance,” Shannons said in a statement. Shannons expects it to sell in the $80,000 to $100,000 range.

Opel Monza

Of equal interest to Brock fans, or maybe more, will be the 1984 Opel Monza Coupe he developed as a prototype for a future HDT Special Vehicle offering will also be auctioned. It’s expected to fetch between $100,000-$120,000.

In addition to the Brock memorabilia, a 1978 Ford XC Falcon Cobra Coupe (build no.77) will be offered for sale. It still runs its original 351 V8 engine and four-speed manual transmission, and factory- fitted with power steering, electric windows and air conditioning, the Cobra has recently been fitted with a new interior made from original cloth. Adding to its provenance, it is also supplied with its original delivery books 15-inch Globe alloy wheels, radio and steering wheel. The price range is expected to be $95,000-$110,000.

Ford muscle car

Mopar enthusiasts are also catered for with a spectacular yellow, ‘no reserve’, 1973 Chrysler VJ Valiant Charger E48 coupe. Although not a matching numbers car, the E48 is fitted with a period-correct 265-cid six-cylinder engine block and the correct four-speed manual gearbox for this most desirable of all Charger models. Shannons expects it to sell in the $42,000-$52,000 range.


Question: Which one would you go for? Our money would be on the Opel Monza…


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    1. As in from Peter Brock? I can’t comment on that… the article merely talks about Shannons auctioning off his car and doesn’t delve into his character as a human being. I’ve heard stories from people who knew PB that there was two sides to him, the public and the private… Isaac

      1. Yes, its fact, its what he did many times, sent women to hospital….

        So sad for women who have suffered similar, they are told to almost shut up, his ex Miss Australia Michelle Downes tried to contact the producer of the coming film on him [why?] as they know the truth about him, yet refuse to take her calls and make contact with her, they will just sweep that under the carpet and not mention it, its a disgrace

        I don’t expect you to comment on something you have little knowledge on, that’s not fair but its common knowledge and has been swept under the carpet

        He dodged a bullet, today if you look what happened to Rolf Harris etc he would indeed would have been dragged over the coals

        What i don’t want is a shrine and wet dream built for him, some went all gaa’gaa over him, FFS did he cure cancer?? …..he raced with a silver spoon in his mouth against back yarders, weekend hobby racers,

        Lets not forget he indeed went all weird over some sort of plastic energy polariser [sic]

        Maybe karma caught up with him?

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