Lot 443 - 1973 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||98,820 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,712|
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.
This Triumph Stag is fitted with manual transmission and overdrive unit, thus resulting in the car being interesting and fun to drive. The bodywork was restored in 1988 with the engine rebuilt a year prior to this. The history file confirms this as being a car that was manufactured in December 1972 and originally registered on 19th March 1973.
Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 14th March 2015, Triumph Stags have received a lot of press coverage of late, due in part to offering good value for money in the classic car world; PGU 744L is no exception.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.