Hand built VT HSV GTS Prototype. HSV Build 045 (No. chosen by Mark Skaife as it was his car during development stage) Featured on the cover of Wheels and Motor magazines 1997-98 and the HSV Press car. Earliest VT Holden in existence assembled in June 1997. All HSV VT development and engineering was done on this car by John Harvey and HSV then tested at Lang Lang proving ground and Phillip Island raceway by John Harvey, Mark Skaif and Peter Brock. Hand fabricated prototype parts fitted including, bell housing, rear gearbox mount, 6 speed T56 gearbox,
remote shifter. Optimized experimental HSV HRT Stroker engine stamped HRT 042 producing over 522NM of torque and 255 kw. Engine block confirmed as a genuine Larry Perkins Engineering Race car block with 4-bolt mains. VN Group A heads. All fitted in the Holden Racing Team workshop. Experimental massive 4 spot Harrop brakes extensively tested by John Harvey. Documents include magazine articles, build papers, HSV papers, owners compendium, log books and authenticity papers etc etc. Was supposed to be crushed, but John Harvey saved it by convincing HSV to sell it to his mate. Immaculate condition with full Vic registration. HSV HBD sunroof. Signed by Mark Skaif, John Harvey and Peter Brock on the engine cover. Melbourne, VIC car.
18th June 1997