Lot 423 - 1976 Triumph Stag
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
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 fine example presented in, some would say, the most desired combination of British Racing Green with complimentary biscuit trim has been cared for with meticulous attention during and since its full restoration finished in 2009. Having been subject to a bare metal re-spray and with too many new components to mention, this Triumph is possibly as good if not better than when it rolled of the production line back in 1976. This manual with overdrive car has covered less than 500 miles since its full restoration and is accompanied by a book full of receipts and bills stretching into the many thousands of pounds, photographic evidence of the original chassis stripped is also present along with old Mot Test certificates and V5 Registration certificate. Offered with a new one year MoT test certificate, we believe this represents great value for a Stag in such condition and suspect it will be a joy to own.
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