THE BMW M6 GT3 car that put Chaz Mostert on the world motorsport map has been placed on the market.
One of only three BMW M6 GT3 race cars brought into Australia, chassis 1523 is the car Mostert drove in the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour alongside Max Twigg and Morgan Haber.
The now two-time Bathurst 1000 winner turned heads when he qualified the BMW second on the grid and diced with the leaders in the early stages of the GT endurance classic.
Mostert’s performance in this BMW gained the attention of BMW worldwide motorsport bosses, who signed him up to drive for the factory Schnitzer team in the following year’s 12 Hour. He also went on to drive BMW GT cars at Daytona, (winning the GTLM class of the Rolex 24 in 2020), in the Asian Le Mans Series and at Macau in the FIA GT3 World Cup.
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The 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour BMW he drove and every other Bathurst 12 Hour car to practice, qualify or race in the GT era (2011 to 2020) is photographed in ‘Bathurst Going Global’, a 320-page hardcover collector’s book available here documenting the GT era of the Mount Panorama classic.
Run by the MARC Cars Australia team, the car was forced to retire after 136 laps with gearbox issues and has not been raced since. It has been placed on the market via Chrome Temple.
With an asking price of $440,000, the car (located in Brisbane) was delivered new in May 2016 and has only competed in three race meetings – the 2016 Phillip Island 101 GT race, 2016 Buriram Thailand Super GT event and the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour.
Available with its CAMS (Motorsport Australia) logbook, the car also has an extensive spares and parts inventory available. It’s been stripped of its race livery and returned to bare carbon last month.
Mostert is set to make his sixth Bathurst 12 Hour start next weekend in an Audi R8 alongside Fraser Ross and Liam Talbot.
His best Bathurst 12 Hour result of fifth came in 2019 and he took pole for the race for Schnitzer in 2018.
WATCH: Chaz Mostert heads the pack at Bathurst in 2017 in chassis 1523: