Peter Brock’s first Bathurst crown came in the 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500. This was the last race to be held over the original distance of 500 miles and the last year drivers were able to race without a co-driver. Holden had its 3.3 litre LJ XU-I Torana that was powered by a giant killing 202 cubic inch (3310cc) inline-six, by now well developed and regarded as favourite to win the race. Peter Brock qualified in 4th position on the grid for the Great Race and on race day it was pouring with rain and the start was an incredible sight. Despite the dramas that ensued as a result of the inclement weather, Peter Brock cruised to an astounding victory in his Holden Dealer Team LJ XU-I Torana, by the huge margin of five laps. Brock’s car ran without trouble all day over the 130 lap race distance and he thoroughly deserved his win after a gruelling 6hrs Imin 53secs behind the wheel, without a break and the assistance of a co-driver.
Classic Carlectables are proud to present a special Gold Livery Edition of the Holden LJ XU-I Torana 1972 Bathurst Winner to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this historic victory.
Item includes certificate and production number plate, mounted to the chassis.