PHOTO: Racing drivers Larry Perkins and Russell Ingall in September 1995, when they clocked the fastest lap qualifying for the Tooheys 1000 in Bathurst. Picture: News Corp.

A western Sydney duplex previously owned by six-time Bathurst 1000 winner Larry Perkins has been the talk of the town.

The grand, two-storey home at 25 Broadoaks St, Ermington has just sold for $1.22 million and attracted plenty of interest, gaining momentum when potential buyers heard it had belonged to the famous, and now retired, motor racing driver.