A NEW race car with a rare history has just arrived at the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM).
The facility, located at Mount Panorama, has temporarily acquired the Monaro 427C, which won the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour.
The 24 Hour race was only held at Mount Panorama twice, in 2002 and 2003, making this particular car the owner of the last and very rare Bathurst 24 Hour title.
It was also legendary race driver Peter Brock's last winner at Bathurst, and he tragically died just three years after that victory.
NMRM manager Brad Owen said the car was offered to the museum by the owner.
"The owner of the car is a collector who loans cars to us frequently and we have another one of his on display at the moment," he said.
He said it was a unique piece of Mount Panorama history to have on display from an "interesting period" in Australian motor racing and a car many would recognise.
"It was a pretty iconic car and I'm sure anyone that was at the 24 Hour would recognise it," he said.
The Monaro is expected to remain at the museum for around 12 months.
The NMRM is open seven days a week, meaning there are plenty of opportunities available to see this car.
In addition to the 24 Hour winner, the NMRM has around 20 cars and five bikes in its permanent collection, and a range of vehicles that it has on loan.
One of the more recent additions to the permanent collection was the Ford Falcon that Supercars driver Chaz Mostert famously crashed at Mount Panorama in 2015.
The then 23-year-old clipped a safety barrier at the top of the Mount and ricocheted down the hill during qualifying.
The car was never repaired, but the team - Tickford Racing - held on to it and donated the wreck to the museum in January of this year.
Mr Owen said the 24 Hour in some ways paved the way for the Bathurst 12 Hour GT race and the museum was looking to put cars on display from that category of racing.