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Peter Brock Torana sells for half-million

 

A Melbourne enthusiast has paid $500,000 to purchase a 1973 Peter Brock racing Holden Torana XU1 - the highest sum ever paid for a Holden car.

The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.


The construction company owner, from Melbourne's eastern suburbs, had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer that couldn't be refused.

The car was owned by the family of Ian Tate, a former Holden Dealer Team engine builder, and rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

It was recently featured at the Peter Brock Sandown Tribute in September. The car is historically significant given that it was Brock's original championship winning Torana in 1974 and recorded podium results in each of its eight championship outings in 1973/1974.

The same car finished second at Bathurst in 1973 after leading the race and later running out of fuel, only to be pushed up pit lane by Brock's codriver, Doug Chivas.

The new owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was an opportunity that could not be missed "I just had to have it," he said.

"The Tates wanted the Torana to stay in Victoria and I'd been looking for that kind of car for a while.

"I'm really just the custodian for the next owner. The Tates can still display the car and run it at Historic race meetings as they have done in the past."

The previous highest priced Holden is thought to be a 1948 Holden FX prototype sold for approximately $400,000 in 2001, and now resides in Canberra's National Museum.



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