A car that nearly claimed Bathurst victory has found a new home overseas via the V8 Sleuth Classifieds page

THE V8 Sleuth is always at the forefront of the buying and selling that occurs with old V8 Supercars and a very recent deal finalised will see an ex-Tasman Motorsport car heading to England!

Englishman Alex Sidwell, who has been racing an ex-HRT/PWR Commodore VZ in the UK for the past few years, has finalised a deal with Dunlop Series driver Geoff Emery to purchase Emery’s ex-Greg Murphy Tasman Commodore VE.

The car has sat idle since Emery purchased an ex-Craig Lowndes Commodore built by Triple Eight Race Engineering at the end of 2012.

It was driven by Murphy for the now-defunct Tasman team in 2008 and 2009 prior to its closure.

Kiwi Murphy teamed with Mark Skaife in the chassis for the 2009 endurance races and very nearly claimed victory at Bathurst, save for missing a late pit stop call when a Safety Car appeared.

The duo finished in fourth place, Murphy narrowly falling short of pipping Lee Holdsworth for the final podium position.

Emery raced the car in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the Dunlop Series and it will head to England later in the year.

It’s the latest V8 Supercar to find a home away from Australia and New Zealand, with a range of cars now located in Europe and even Asia.

And this car was only advertised in one place – the V8 Sleuth website – which just goes to show that advertising with the V8 Sleuth does get results!

Check out further cars for sale here.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.