Although the LM5000 was essentially a parts-bin special, it’s significant because it was in fact the first HDT VK, arriving in March 1984. So, how exactly did it come about? “It was a cancelled Victoria police order,” says Sciberras. “They put an order in to have so many BT1 cars – the 5.0-litre highway pursuit cars. They cancelled the order but GM had already built these cars. They needed to move them so the best way was, go and see Brock and he’d do something with them.” ‘LM’ marked the Team Australia Brock/Perkins 1984 Le Mans 24-hour assault, though surprisingly enough 5000 didn’t relate to the engine. “They worked out if they were to average a certain speed (208.3km/h) for 24 hours it would equate to 5000 kilometres,” he explains. Approximately 120 LM5000s were built.