'Inspired by Brock' EH Holden For Auction

1963 Holden EH Special Station Wagon restored by disadvantaged young people with the encouragement of the late Peter Brock will be auctioned by Shannons in Melbourne on Monday, June 2 with no reserve price.

The shiny grey wagon with its white roof, period sun-shade and red vinyl interior is the result of nearly two years’ work by a Whitelion’s Young Lions team in conjunction with volunteer mentors at Penfold City Holden of Burnley.

Whitelion supports young people leaving custody and the out-of-home care system by helping them develop confidence and self-esteem as they learn and practice new skills.

The late Peter Brock was the Patron of the Whitelion EH project and launched it in June 2006 – just three months before his death – inspiring many participants and sponsors to join

Penfold City Holden staff provided on-going encouragement and technical support throughout the vehicle’s restoration, while a number of other automotive organizations assisted with parts and services.

Shannons, who are auctioning the EH for no fee, say the vehicle with its 149-cid six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual gearbox with column shift has been nicely and correctly restored.

It is expected to sell with no reserve in the $8-$12,000 range. All proceeds will go to Whitelion to assist its further work with disadvantaged young people.

The EH Station Wagon is amongst a number of interesting classics in Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction on June 2.

Other lots include a Shelby Mustang GT 350, a Torana A9X sedan, a Holden VL Walkinshaw Group A SS sedan, a TD 2000 MG-replica roadster and a Porsche diesel Junior tractor.