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Update: all good things take time

27 April, 2015

Back a few weeks we gave you a look into what the upholstery in one of Parkside Media’s senior management team’s Triumph TR6 looked like (see here). Well now we can give you an update on the progress so far …

We couldn’t believe our eyes as the TR6 rolled into the Parkside headquarter’s car park. 

After fifteen years, gone was the crusty, moth-eaten, and exposed sponge, rubber, seat cushions, that poked precariously through equally torn and shabby vinyl seat coverings. The snug cockpit was now adorned with  brand-new black seat upholstery, in perfect contrast to the British Racing green exterior, ready for the next phase in this iconic sports car’s life.

What’s next we hear you ask? We reckon a paint job might be on the cards, but it may take a while … we’ll keep you posted. 

The Jowett Jupiter turns 70

John Ball has always enjoyed tinkering with old boats and cars. He’s old enough to think having gearbox parts on newspaper on the floor of his bedroom, while the relevant car sat waiting on nail boxes, was a normal part of growing up. His passion has always tended towards old British bangers. He reckons he’s fortunate not to have got caught up in the American muscle scene.
John’s love affair with this Jupiter started in December 2015 when, with some time on his hands during a Christchurch trip, he searched online for ‘cars, before 1970 and in Christchurch’.

A passion for classics and customs

In the highly competitive field of New Zealand classic and custom restorations, reputations are won or lost on the ability to maintain consistently high standards of workmanship. A company managing to achieve this is D A Panel beating Ltd, of Rangiora near Christchurch. Is your classic or custom car restoration stalled, or in need of a refresh, or perhaps you are looking for experts to rebuild that recent import project out of Europe or the ‘States?