Peter Brock: Childhood home of Australian motor racing legend goes to auction

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Childhood home of Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock goes to auction with an $820,000 price guide

By A. James For Daily Mail Australia

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The childhood home of the late Australian motor racing champion Peter Brock is up for auction with a listing price of $750,000 to $820,000.

Located in leafy Hurstbridge, 28km north east of Melbourne, the three-bedroom red-roofed cottage has not been in the Brock family for decades, reports the Herald Sun.

Set on a large block, the white weatherboard home was last on the market 16 years ago when it sold for $337,000 in 2006.

Charming: The childhood home of the late Australian motor racing champion Peter Brock is up for auction with a listing price of $750,000 to $820,000

There have been renovations over the years, including updating the kitchen and bathrooms.

Features include a large paved alfresco area ideal for outdoor entertaining, a free-standing studio and a sunny lounge area with a log fire.

Old-style charm has been maintained with its decorative cornice work and tessellated tiles. 

Former home: Located in leafy Hurstbridge, 28km north east of Melbourne, the three-bedroom red-roofed cottage has not been in the Brock family for decades 

Well-designed: The kitchen has up-to-date appliances, and a stainless-steel splashback 

The kitchen has up-to-date appliances, and a stainless-steel splashback. 

Brock rose to fame in the 1970s when he won the six-hour endurance race for production cars at Mount Panorama Bathurst nine times between 1972 and 1987.

After this, he was dubbed ‘King of the Mountain’ and maintained a high profile as both competitor and commentator on Australian and New Zealand television.

King of the Mountain: Brock rose to fame in the 1970s when he won the six-hour endurance race for production cars at Mount Panorama Bathurst nine times between 1972 and 1987

He died at the age of 61 after crashing his car during a motor rally in 2006 and was given a state funeral in Victoria.

According to Ciaran Brannigan, agents handling the sale, the only remaining traces of the champion left in the home are oil stains on the floorboards.

Apparently the damage, now covered by carpet, was caused when a 12 year-old Brock attempted to build a race car in one of the bedrooms.

The auction will take place on April 23.  

Under the hammer: The auction will take place on April 23 (the loungeroom is seen here) 

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