The Holden Racing Team’s Commodore chassis number 045, which scored back-to-back Bathurst 1000 and V8 Supercars championship wins in 2001 and 2002, is now on the market.
The chassis, nicknamed the ‘Golden Child’, has been listed for sale on my105.com, alongside an extensive collection of Holden Racing Team memorabilia, artwork, race suits and winning laurels.
The VX Commodore was the only car in history to win Bathurst twice (also achieved by the Holden Dealer Team’s VH Commodore SS from 1982 and 1983) and the championship in two years.
The car debuted at the Queensland 500 in 2001 and was Mark Skaife’s primary car for the rest of that season and the next before being turned into a Project Blueprint car and winning the Adelaide 500 for a second time in 2003. It won 20 times as a VX Commodore and then a VY, including 11 of the first 14 races in 2002.
Skaife won the 2001 and 2002 V8 Supercars championships in the car and teamed with Tony Longhurst and Jim Richards to win at Bathurst in those years.
It remains in its VY spec and also features Holden engine number 025, which powered Greg Murphy to his ‘Lap of the Gods’ pole position at Bathurst in 2003, under the bonnet.
Genuine enquiries in excess of $2,800,000 are welcomed at my105.com.
CLICK HERE for the listing.
CLICK HERE for more on the ‘Golden Child’ in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #123.