For Holden enthusiasts the ‘Brock HDT Director Sedan’ is a car which is well known and highly desirable and one is up for auction at the upcoming Shannons Melbourne Auction on Monday, April 29. This Holden joins two other special Commodores including a very original Group A SS Walkinshaw sedan and an early build 12/500 VC HDT Sedan.
As the last project between the Brock/Holden Dealer Team/Holden partnership, the VL Director was a bid to take on European imports. At the time high-end European cars were dominating local muscle and the VL director took them head on with unbelievable performance and surprising luxury.
The luxury portion of the VL Director was partly from the VL Calais. The car which it was based on. This meant that there were leather seats, wood-grain trims, pile carpet floors, car phone and a CD player.
Complimenting, or should we say, contrasting the luxury was what was hiding under the car. As standard there was independent rear suspension and a 4.9litre V8 producing 223kW. If that wasn’t enough for you, there was an option for a 5.6litre ‘Stroker’ package which gave you even more power.
With all of that power you had to also find a way to keep it planted to the ground. How that was done was through the aero kit which not only was there for function but it set itself apart from any HDT Commodores or most vehicles at that time. What contributed to this being the last project of the partnership who created this car was because of Peter Brock’s insistence of the fitting of a ‘Energy Polarizer’. Unfortunately this meant that there were just 9 of these cars built.
The Brock HDT Director Sedan going up for auction is HDT Build Number 4231 and comes also with optional Momo Star Wheels. Despite its age, the car only shows 71,350kms on the odometer and is expected to sell in the $70,000 to $85,000 range.
For more information on the auction check out: http://www.shannons.com.au/