Lot 298 - 1972 13093 Stag
|Odometer reading||82,219 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,472|
Launched in 1970, the Triumph Stag was a luxury Grand Tourer. Envisioned as a luxury sports car, it was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. All Stags were four-seater convertible coupés but for structural rigidity, and to meet new American rollover standards at the time, the Stag required a B-pillar 'roll bar' hoop connected to the windscreen frame by a T-bar. A removable hardtop was a popular factory option for the early Triumph Stags and was later supplied as standard equipment. A new 2.5 litre V8 designed and developed by Triumph's Harry Webster was later enlarged to 2997cc. Most Stags were fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox, although manual gearboxes with over drive are highly desirable, electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes were fitted as standard. The Triumph Stag is well supported through various clubs and specialist suppliers.
Originally registered on 1st August 1972, this Triumph Stag has had four former keepers. An iconic car of the period, this green with red trim sports car is best described as a rolling restoration. Whilst she has just been MoT'd for a year, some time and investment will enhance this desirable classic. Having covered very few miles in recent years, it is thought the 82,219 odometer reading is correct, but this is by no means warranted. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a few previous MoT test certificates, we are advised this manual gearbox with overdrive Triumph Stag runs well and could well prove to be a bargain, given it is offered at no reserve.
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