Erebus Motorsport has confirmed the sale of their Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 Supercar, with the official handover conducted at Winton Motor Raceway today.
The vehicle, labelled chassis #SBR25-EM-03-12, was purchased by Penrite Oil, who took over major backing of the car towards the back end of the 2015 season.
The car has been restored to the same specification as it last raced at the season-ending Sydney 500, marking the end of Mercedes-Benz in Supercars as the team switched to Holdens the following year.
The unique AMG powered Supercar is one of four E63 race cars owned by Erebus and secured one of two wins for the team during their three-years under Mercedes power.
As part of the handover, Erebus driver Brodie Kostecki set some fast paced laps around Winton this morning before it went to its new owners.
“It’s been a great experience for the team to rebuild and restore this particular vehicle that has so much history within our team and the sport as a whole,” Erebus CEO Barry Ryan said.
“With the original engine and panels from the white retro livery, the car has been restored to the same condition it was when it completed the Sydney 500 back in 2015.
“It was nice to see the car back on track this morning for the last time and it was a great experience for Brodie to relive a part of Erebus’ history.”
The sale marks the first for Erebus Motorsport, with the team looking to create space in their Melbourne-based workshop alongside the arrival of their new Gen3 Camaros.
“With the arrival of our Gen3 Camaros, it felt like the right time to say goodbye to one of these vehicles and we’re pleased that it will be displayed and celebrated by its major sponsor at the time,” Ryan continued.
“It’s an exciting time for Supercars right now and we’re looking forward to the new generation of Supercars hitting the track at Newcastle in the very near future.”
The Mercedes Supercar will now be displayed by Penrite in Lane 88 Auto Museum as part of a small private collection of vehicles owned by the Dymond Family.
While there is no intention for the Supercar to return to regular full track duties, there are intentions to use it for special demonstrations.