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Iconic Brabham, Dick Johnson and Tony Stewart race cars headline Lloyds auction

From Brands Hatch to Bathurst to Terre Haute, the cars on offer in Lloyds Auctions first race car auction span decades and disciplines delivering a variety of iconic track cars for the enthusiast or collector to run, display, restore and enjoy.

In the world of open wheel formula racing the name Brabham is revered world-wide with our own Jack Brabham taking three Formula One World Championships in the 1950s-60s and founding one of the most prolific race car manufacturers of all time. From the era of Brabham’s greatest success comes this 1966 Brabham BT18 Formula 3 race car fresh from a complete nut-and-bolt restoration having been dormant for 27 years before it landed in an Italian Count’s castle and offered seven years later at the Monaco Formula One auction in 2006. BT18 F2-25-66 to give this car its correct title, had a very busy life racing in period in the European and British F3 series, later moving across the Atlantic to race Formula C in the USA and was run by no less than Frank Williams himself. F2-25-66 comes with CAMS Certificate of Description and is ready to take on any racetrack in the world and is eligible for many different series worldwide.

In the world of NASCAR the names Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon are royalty and comparable to the legends of Australian motorsport like Peter Brock and Dick Johnson, but whereas our Aussie legends would never have raced the same car the Beast Coil Combo car Lloyds Auctions is offering has significant racing history for both Stewart and Gordon.

Featuring a Johnson V4 engine which has been milled down to ‘add lightness’, this midget car took a young Tony Stewart to numerous midget wins including his 1993 win at the Hut Hundred, while Jeff Gordon achieved four Crown track records in this car. Resplendent in its Stewart Crystal Pepsi livery, this Beast has undergone a nut-and-bolt restoration and is period correct down to its stickers. A blunt instrument of speed piloted by names like Stewart, Gordon and Andretti shows what an incredible car this is and one that is unequalled anywhere in the world.

While Dick Johnson is synonymous with racing Fords at Bathurst this Holden Torana LJ is a different chapter of Johnson’s life in racing before he became a household name. Believed to be one of two XU-1 Toranas Johnson raced, this car was set up as a sports sedan before Johnson passed it onto a friend in 1999. This Torana, stamped ALJ 10879B comes with a letter of verification from Dick Johnson Racing signed by Dick himself attesting to the provenance of this car and is sure to appeal to any true enthusiast or investor who can see the massive potential of a Dick Johnson Holden race car.

To view the collection or bid online, visit https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionDetails.aspx?aid=6141