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Take away the significance of the driver and what you see above is nothing more than a derelict Austin Seven which had its body removed by a young boy with an axe, so that he could race it along tracks at the family farm. In reality it was the start of something that even that boy couldn’t have imagined would come true. Peter Brock began learning his renowned craft of smooth driving and mechanical sympathy in this little Austin. Mechanical sympathy because if it broke he had to fix it and smooth driving because he never actually fitted a brake pedal, so setting the car up early in anticipation of corners was the only way to drive.

It would be hard to determine where it all began, but many seem to think Peter Brock’s stellar career started when, at the age of 14, he took his mother’s axe and began to cut, hack and bash at the panels of an old Austin 7.

Anything that wasn’t on the car for one purpose, speed, was removed. That even included the brakes. This young tear away then set about blasting around the road that led to the family house and flew through the front gate as if he was fighting for a victory in an actual race.

This innovative young man, interested only in speed and improving his driving abilities had just begun to build his very own race car.

Over the years, Biante has received hundreds of requests for us to produce a model of this car. Now, thanks to the Peter Brock Estate and Peter Brock Foundation, we are able to confirm the development of ‘Brock 01’ in 1:18 scale.

It may not have been released first, but this car is the true beginning of any Peter Brock Collection.

Peter’s first ever car. Where it all began.
Licensed and approved by the Peter Brock Estate and Peter Brock Foundation.
Individually numbered limited edition.
Part of Biante’s ‘The Peter Brock Collection’.

1:18 scale collectors model
Numbered certificate of authenticity
Poseable steering
Real wood detail
Photo etched parts
Accurately replicated engine detail