Lot 241 - 1976 13093 Stag
|Odometer reading||98,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
Like the Triumph 2000 it was developed from, the Stag was styled by Italian maestro Giovanni Michelotti and featured the monocoque construction, independent suspension, disc/drum brakes, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and driveline of that saloon. The powerplant, though, was an all-new OHC, V8 of 3000cc capacity fed by a pair of Stromberg carburettors. The newcomer received a warm reception at the time of launch in 1970. However, once in the hands of customers there were quibbles over build quality and engine maladies. Although Triumph itself failed to fully resolve the issues, independent specialists have, and well sorted Stags are now the rival to the Mercedes-Benz SL they were always intended to be.
This well presented 1976 Stag in white with black trim drives beautifully with the smooth automatic gearbox and V8 engine making it a pleasure to enjoy with the hood down. Having had a fairly recent restoration including bare metal re-spray, new panels and a brand new dashboard including wood, this motorcar is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until September 2014, V5 and a history file containing bills back to 1990; genuinely a drive away classic that should want for very little over the coming years. Desirable to look at and with a soundtrack to die for, this strong and refined grand tourer is simple and economic to maintain and will be a joy to own.
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