Peter Brock HDT VL Director

1987 HDT VL Commodore Director – For Sale

Lot 36 at the Manheim auction to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Motorclassica event is this extremely rare Peter Brock built HDT VL Commodore.

Peter Brock HDT VL Director Commodore

Peter Brock HDT VL Director Commodore

The vehicle offered at the Motorclassica auction is one of the most important, unique and highly original cars ever built by Peter Brock.

This car is the 1987 HDT VL Commodore build number 4117 which its factory authenticity certificate lists as number 2.  One of only 12 examples built, including prototypes, it is the only car to be fitted with the Opel/GM independent rear suspension option.  It was completed on 29th June 1987.  The car has had three owners from new including its current owner since 1999.  When delivered new it cost $87,000.

The car is in original and virtually pristine condition and has travelled just 13,000 kilometres.  Original Maranello Red paint and interior, engine bay and boot are all original.  All engine bay hoses, lines and paint etc are as original but have been thoroughly cleaned and detailed.  The car is in showroom condition.

When the car was bought by the current owner the infamous HDT Energy Polariser had been removed.  A subsequent replacement unit has been fitted, supplied by the co-creator of the Energy Polariser, Dr Eric Dowker.

This car is arguably the rarest HDT ever built and certainly the most highly-optioned.  It was the most expensive HDT VL Commodore “Director” ordered and built and the most expensive Australian built production car of the 1980s.  It is without doubt a true piece of Australian automotive history.

Auction Estimate: $275,000 – 325,000


  • Engine: 4.9-litre V8 (HDT 5.6 litre HO Option)
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic, special import from USA


  • Incredible and highly documented provenance
  • Unique car with I.R.S
  • Stunning original condition
  • Arguably Peter Brock’s finest achievement
  • Build number two

Motorclassica 2012 runs from October 26th to 28th at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne.  The Motorclassica/Manheim auction will commence at 2.00pm on Sunday 28th October 2012.

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