1997 WGR Group A Holden VSII Commodore – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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WGR Commodore front side WGR Commodore front side
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WGR Commodore engine WGR Commodore engine
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WGR Commodore interior build 2 WGR Commodore interior build 2
WGR Commodore interior seats WGR Commodore interior seats

Build #2 of around 33 Wayne Gardner Racing road cars built in the late 90s

It was our brothers at Street Machine who broke the news in 1996, that ex-world bike champ and celebrated V8 supercar racer Wayne Gardner was set to launch a range of WGR-branded road cars filled with bespoke appearance and performance modifications.

It was a race team that opened the doors to the public, in similar ethos to Peter Brock and HDT. The idea seemed sound, and the cars looked hot; but unfortunately, the numbers didn’t stack up – and with circulating rumours of pressure from HSV – the project folded with just approximately 33 cars produced.

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If you’d like more information on the Wayne Gardner Racing road cars, check out our deep dive and close look at the WGR #1 car.

This one on sale amazingly succeeds the first red car linked above, and is build #2. It’s believed to have been Wayne Gardner’s personal car as he is listed as the original owner in the log book.

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WGR road cars came in three equipment levels, S1, S2, and S3 with S3 being the entry-level model.

This one, as a Wayne Gardner-owned car, comes fully loaded in S1 trim with various modifications made both outside and in.

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The car has covered just 59,000kms since new and presents original to the WGR vision.

The car presents carefully-preserved throughout and is accompanied by original log book and well-known history.

You can find this WGR Commodore in New South Wales, listed for $59,990.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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