1980 VC HDT Brock Commodore #157 ... (SOLD)

The VC HDT Commodore has a special place in a lot of people's hearts including Peter Brock who often said that the VC was his favourite Brock Commodore. The VC HDT Commodore was a whole lot more than a tarted-up family car with a body kit. With the VC, the Holden Dealer Team turned a highly specified Commodore SL/E into a luxury executive express with dynamic qualities that gave the Euro marques something to think about.

Brock started with the engine. The trusty 308 V8 scored a comprehensive upgrade for the breathing, including work on the heads, inlet manifold and the fitment of a four-barrel Rochester carburettor plus a bigger diameter fuel line. A cold air intake was part of the package, along with a larger than stock air cleaner, borrowed from the Chevrolet parts catalogue.

The result was a 40kW increase in power and a claim of a 20 per cent improvement in fuel consumption. Enough for a 15.5sec standing 400m and a top speed of around 215km/h, at the time the quickest Aussie road car on the market. Behind the engine you had a choice of a M21 four-speed manual or three-speed TH350 auto and a 3.36 ratio heavy-duty limited-slip diff. In total, 281 of the 500 cars produced were built with the TH350 automatic gearbox and 219 were specified with the manual M21 gearbox.

The chassis scored a similarly comprehensive make-over with Bilsteins shocks, heavier springs and sway bars leading Wheels magazine to commend "Brock’s understanding of suspension design as, frankly, quite remarkable." Brakes too were upgraded, with ventilated discs on the front and a bigger master cylinder.

Inside, you got the full Holden luxo pack, including power windows, air-conditioning, central locking and velour trim – in Carmine Red only. Outside the body kit and striping were designed by the legendary Leo Pruneau who designed many standout Holdens including the HQ SS and Kingswood, the VB, VC, VH and VK Commodores, along with the LJ, LH and LX Toranas and the Holden Statesman.

For sale is an excellent example of the VC Brock Commodore. Build No.157 is finished in the original factory applied Palais White with original Carmine trim. Build No.157 has travelled a mere 78,877 klms from new with only 800 Kilometres covered in the last 10 years.

The car is presented in beautiful original survivor condition with owners manual and full HDT build documentation. Build 157 features all original paint, apart from a repaint of the bonnet and still features the originally fitted decal kit. The car was retrofitted by HDT in 1983 with a High output engine rebuild and a HDT T5 gearbox upgrade (See copy of original Receipt in photos).

Mechanically the VC is in perfect condition having been maintained fastidiously despite the low mileage over the past decade. All HDT fitted goodies from the cold air intake to the Bilstein springs and those wonderful Irmscher rims shod in Bridgestone tyres are still there.

The interior is untouched and all original as Brock and his team designed it. The original stereo and the clock are still working as is the electric aerial, electric boot release and the power windows. The integrated air-conditioning system is in place and will need regassing. And the spare has the original Uniroyal Wild Cat 225/60/15 tyre still fitted.

It’s a genuine (and sad) sale but the current owner feels the time has come to pass this machine to its next custodian. Currently on club NSW registration.

Located in our Mortdale, Sydney SHOWROOM for your inspection. It is possible we can arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp. Please call for more details and note Door to Door enclosed transport is available anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Offers invited over $160,000. (Ref. 5819)

Price:

Offers invited over $160,000

VIN:

8X69TA J723511C

Engine:

L31

Transmission:

M21

Diff:

GU4

Paint:

568-36521

Trim:

1930-77Y

Build:

11-1980

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