Wayne Gardner Commodore prototype on the block

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A rare prototype Wayne Gardner Racing Commodore is set to be sold off at the coming Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction on November 7.

Wayne Gardner Commodore prototype on the block
Gardner Commodore is a very rare beast.

Though all Wayne Gardner Racing vehicles are special and rare, with an estimated 33 built, this one is particularly special as it is a prototype that was based on a VP Commodore and remained Wayne Gardner’s personal car before passing to its second, long term owner, who kept if for around 20 years. 

The car is question is a 1993 Holden Commodore VR Wayne Gardner Racing Group A Sedan in red, with grey leather upholstery and 87,000kms on the dial. Under the bonnet sits a 5.0-litre V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.

The car is stamped as build number #001 of its kind, and features full leather Recaro seats, a Momo steering wheel and other bespoke items.

Forming part of a small private collection in Sydney, the WGR Commodore Group A will be offered for sale with custom NSW plates ‘WGR-1’ and is expected to fetch between $35,000 - $40,000. 

So what’s the deal with the WGR cars anyway? We recently caught up with Wayne Gardner, and the blokes who ran the operation.

See the auction listing here.



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