David Richard Nener
Tickford was asked in 1982 to upgrade a Black 1975 Triumph Stag for a customer, and it is the only one they fully did. He wanted it more luxurious and eye catching together with faster and more aggressive looking. The engine was suitably modified and a less restrictive Stainless exhaust fitted.
The engine was fitted with an additional oil cooler and produced 200bhp with a top speed of over 120mph. Handling was improved by lowering the suspension and uprating the dampers, together with 6in alloys fitted with 225/60 Pirelli P6 tyres.
The wheelarches had to be flared to cover them. Bodystyling was inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage with the grille being blanked out with a plain panel and ducting via a deep scoop spoiler. A power bulge bonnet was fitted and the car painted black with the chrome work finished in semi-matt black to tone in.
A Burr walnut dashboard, Connolly hide and Wilton carpeting completed the interior along with a High power stereo and electric door mirrors.It is still owned by its first owner and is rarely seen. A number of others had mainly, interior upgrades, with Burr Walnut dashboards and leather seating.