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Brock Torana: $500,000

Half-million: Brock's famous XU1 was restored to original 1973 condition.

The Torana XU1 Peter Brock won his maiden touring car title in has sold for $500,000

8 Dec 2006

THE famous 1973 Holden Torana XU1 that Peter Brock drove to his maiden Australian Touring Car title has sold for $500,000 to a private enthusiast.

The Melbourne construction company owner had previously seen the car in storage and made an offer for the car.

A feature at the Peter Brock Sandown tribute in September, the car was owned by the family of former Holden Dealer Team engine builder Ian Tate and was rebuilt to original specifications and 1973 racing livery.

The Torana, which finished on the podium in all eight of its championship outings, is also famous for the 1973 Bathurst race, when it finished second in the hands of Brock and Doug Chivas despite Chivas being forced to push it along pitlane after running out of fuel.

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