Bathurst king's last Holden sells

| 11 Jul 2011

The 1953 Holden FX that Aussie hot shoe, the late Peter Brock, raced at the Goodwood Revival in 2006 sold for $320,000 (Australian Dollars) on Saturday 9 July.The St Mary's Trophy race entry went under the hammer at Shannons Australian International Motor Show auction in Sydney, where is had been expected to make $300 – 350,000 (£197 – 229.000).The Holden was the last example of the marque to be raced by the nine-time Bathurst winner and Holden Touring Car champ before his tragic death in a tarmac rally accident just a week after the 2006 Revival. It was conceived by Brock fan Phil Munday specifically for Brock's appearance at the world famous Chichester circuit.Although Brock just missed a podium at Goodwood (he qualified fifth and finished fourth in the two-driver race) his epic efforts led to him winning the ‘Spirit of Goodwood’ trophy.The FX was bought by a Melbourne collector who outbid a phone bidder from Sydney.Other unusual classics to sell at the auction included a 1956 Bentley S1 Saloon (below) - modified in Australia into a unique 'Ute' - which sold for $40,000 with no reserve and a 1962 Ferret Armoured Reconnaissance vehicle that made $45,000.

Adding to the rarity was a 1959 Porsche diesel tractor which sold for $27,000.See: www.shannons.com.au for more.