Lot 392 - 1976 Triumph Stag Mk. II
|Odometer reading||18,654 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,882|
Launched in 1970 the Triumph Stag was a luxury Grand Tourer set to compete with the Mercedes SL range. A new 2.5 litre V8 designed and developed by Triumph's Harry Webster was later enlarged to 2997cc under Harry Webster's replacement, Spen King. Most Stags were fitted with the Borg Warner automatic gear box along with electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes fitted as standard. The Triumph Stag is well supported through various clubs and specialist suppliers.
This Triumph Stag is offered for sale due to illness by the current and first owner. This is a late Mk. II fitted with the Borg Warner type 65 automatic gear box as designated by the suffix A on the chassis number. What is unusaul about this car is the fact that it has covered less than 19,000 miles in the past 35 years of its life. More unusual is that just fewer than 13,000 of these miles were completed within the first year as stated by the supplying dealer, Coombes and Sons of Guilford, Leyland Cars Supercover dealer pamphlet. Although the current V5 states that there has been one previous owner, it is in fact a genuine one owner car. The cars first registered keeper was Transformers and Rectifiers Ltd of Guilford, the company being owned by Mr. Cowley. This was later then transferred from the company into Mr. Cowley's name when it became his personal motor car. Since its early life, very little mileage has been recorded. It has been stated that the hard top has only been removed once, approximately 20 years ago, and it was noted at that time that the soft top hood was in good condition. Having been sat idle for some time this Triumph has recently undergone re-commissioning works by a Triumph Stag specialists Abinger Hammer Motors of Abinger in Surrey. These works totaled in excess of £6,500 and included: front suspension overhaul, brake overhaul, a new stainless steel exhaust system, front subframe mountings, re-greased wheel bearings, replacement battery, drain fuel and supply fresh, carburetors overhauled, flushed hydraulic circuits and fill with new fluid, replacement heater valve, service, replacement hoses and new anti freeze. These are not by any means all the works carried out at this time but all these works may be verified by an inspection of the invoices within the history file. Sadly a lot of the early history has been lost amongst the company records. There are however, included, various period publications such as: Owners Handbook, Triumph Passport to Service, Service Report booklet, and sales brochure.
On inspection of the motor car it is apparent that this is an unmolested example of the marque. The interior looks new and the walnut veneer facings upon the dashboard are un-marked. The car does benefit from a current MoT test certificate valid until March 30th 2012. Surely this is an enthusiasts dream come true.
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