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.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.