Brock’s VK Group A SS Commodore up for auction

Peter Brock’s personal HDT VK Group A SS, car number 005 and one of 500 examples built by HDT to meet international Group A racing homologation requirements is listed for auction by Collecting Cars.

The ‘Blue Meanie’ – a four-speed manual – shows 79,724 kilometres on its odometer. It was completed at the original HDT (Holden Dealer Team) workshop in Port Melbourne, Victoria in May 1985.

The car’s comprehensive document file includes an HDT letter confirming it as initially being Peter Brock’s personal company car. The letter is signed by Brock’s long-time team mate, the late John Harvey.

The car is currently located in Melbourne.

“This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Australian motoring history,” said Head of the Asia-Pacific Region at Collecting Cars, Lee Hallett. “If there is one Holden model that represents the best of Brock and the Commodore’s racing success it is the HDT VK Group A SS. And to own car 005 would be any dedicated Brock fan’s dream.”

The HDT VK Group A SS is widely regarded as the most famous Commodore model series created, thanks in large part to Peter Brock’s successful racing career with Holden.

The HDT VK Group A SS is instantly recognisable thanks to its distinct Formula Blue paintwork, the inspiration for its nickname.

The HDT-enhanced model series was fitted with a 4.9-litre Holden V8 engine producing a peak power level of 196 kW at 5,200 rpm and a peak torque of 418 Nm at 3,600 rpm.

An M21 four-speed manual gearbox was fitted as standard equipment; a T5 five-speed manual transmission was optionally available.

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