Fancy one of Australia’s rarest muscle cars? Here’s your chance.
During our monthly trawl through the Trade Unique Cars classifieds for our ‘It’s Tempting’ magazine section we unearth all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff.
Today’s find, however, can’t wait until the next issue, as Muscle Car Stables in Castle Hill, NSW is offering what it claims is one of 12 HDT VL Directors, with this example being Peter Brock’s own car.
As you’d expect for a car built for the boss, Build #4000 offers every conceivable Director option, including 5.6-litre stroker V8, independent rear suspension, sunroof, Pioneer radio-cassette with boot-mounted CD stacker and those iconic 16 x 8.0-inch Momo wheels in Ice Blue.
And, of course, it features the Polariser, and never was a vehicle feature more aptly named. Brock claimed it was magic, nobody else could figure out what it did, and this little box of crystals was the cause of the much-publicised breakdown of the Brock-Holden relationship.
According to Muscle Car Stables, the cost of this Director new in 1986 would have been $86,000, or the equivalent of a Sydney home, so its 2016 ask of $315,000 is a relative bargain (you won’t buy a Sydney house for that!).
Big money, but while technically a failure, the VL Director is an extremely important car in Australian automotive history. For full details on the car’s options and conditions view the ad here.