The owner purchased this 1973 Triumph Stag around six months ago. Over the past few months, he has done a lot of work on the body. However, just before it was to go to the paint shop the Triumph V8 motor gave up completely. The engine is now undergoing a full rebuild with a lot of help from the Stag Car Owners Club.
Some months ago, the owner was given some old copies of NZ Classic Car, one of which — our August 1994 edition — actually featured his Stag alongside three examples. At that time, the car was owned by Mike Kinmond. Of course, the new owner was able to gain a good insight into his car’s history via our feature.
The current owner says he hopes that, once his Stag is completed, it will go as well as it did back in 1994 — maybe one day it may even appear in NZ Classic Car magazine again.