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South Island Champs Top Six: Leigh Church’s ’75 RX-3

10 July 2016


Now that the 2016 V 4&Rotary South Island Champs entries are open for the December 10–11 event, we thought we’d take a look at last year’s standouts

The 2015 winner of Best RX-3, and Best Original Interior, Leigh Church’s Mazda RX-3 had a constant stream of admirers. The body received a full bare-metal resto, before a respray in factory brown.

“The body was in a terrible state, but the interior wasn’t too bad. I actually ended up going to Australia and wrecking and cutting up another RX-3 to source the much-needed parts required for my one,” Leigh told us.

We’re also told that this example in this trim is as original, and one of only eight in New Zealand, which makes it rather rare.

We’ll be bringing you a new edition of the South Island Champs Top Six every week — so just follow this thread to stay updated!