I bought B8/26 in March 1977 from Robert Moore who lived in Torquay, Victoria. Robert was the second owner. I can't tell you who took delivery of it from the factory as I don't have access to that list held by some members of BCCA-Vic. Robert was a go-kart racer and the Nagari was his transporter, the kart sitting nicely between turrets on a rack bolted to the boot lid. It was nothing as drastic as this of course.
In 1981 I sold the car to Udo Selter who painted it Pepper Red.
Queensland's Leon Ellery bought it and took it home where he dismantled it to duplicate the chassis and take moulds from the body. The master plan was to take it all to California and sell cars, calling them Centaurs. The Centaur was a much revered Queensland sports car constructed by Tim Harlock, so banana benders weren't too impressed even though there were a few manufacturers around the world that used the name Centaur after the Greek God. The outrage would have been similar to South Australians if somebody went offshore and built Elfins. Leon must have been worried about copyright issues because he widened the body by 4 or 6" and fitted an RX7 windscreen.
B8/26 was ready for sale when we were up in Beaudesert earlier this year, family friend Ray Evans having done a fine job on it.
Here endeth the epistle according to St. John.