PETER Brock’s last Holden Racing Team Bathurst Commodore has been sold to an overseas-based buyer.
American-based Aussie Kenny Habul has been confirmed as the new owner of the #05 VY Commodore that Brock drove at his final ‘Great Race’ event appearance in 2004 alongside Brit Jason Plato.
Habul already owns a significant Brock Bathurst Commodore – a few years ago he purchased the #10 Mobil HDT Commodore VL that Brock, David Parsons and Peter McLeod drove to win the ’87 James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panorama.
He drove the car at the Goodwood Festival in England in 2019.
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The ex-Brock car, chassis HRT 048, featured a range of important drivers spend time behind its wheel during its racing career.
It was raced by Brock, Mark Skaife, Jim Richards, Todd Kelly and Tony Longhurst during its time with the factory Holden Racing Team and by Rick Kelly for the sister HSV Dealer Team squad.
The car challenged for victory at Bathurst in 2003 in Skaife’s hands, however he was black-flagged to the pits while in pursuit of eventual winner Greg Murphy in the closing stages to tape up a flapping rear door.
Todd Kelly won the 2004 Darwin round at Hidden Valley in this chassis and brother Rick took pole for the 2005 Clipsal 500 in Adelaide in it.
The younger of the Kelly brothers also drove it in unique ‘Team Buick’ colours in that year’s Eastern Creek and Shanghai, China rounds.
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