Peter Brock, nostalgia and exclusivity at Shannons Auction

Peter Brock Memorabilia

A recent Shannon’s Auction showed that people are prepared to pay for things associated with Peter Brock, classic vehicles and exclusivity.

The highest price for a vehicle went for a 1985 Peter Brock designed ’Blue Meanie’ Commodore topping the vehicle sales at $165,000.

It was one of only 500 V8 5.0-litre vehicles made by Brock’s HDT for Group A racing homologation –It had just over 10,387km on its odometer.

Other classic cars that sold well over their reserve price were a 1954 Land-Rover Series for $38,000, a 1960 Austin-Healey ‘Bug Eye’ Sprite for $44,000, and a 1978 Leyland Mini Moke for $34,000

And exclusivity – the highest price was $255,000 for a black and white Victorian Heritage 3-digit number plate ‘228’.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto