Lot 217 - 1975 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||66,000 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £7,500|
|Result||Sold - £7,000|
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 and was later supplied as standard equipment. A new 2.5 litre, V8 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 1975 Stag offered in Java Green with black trim has covered just 66,000 miles since new and has been subject to a recent restoration including new timing chains and bare metal re-spray. Having been registered and kept in the south of France for some ten years, this example is in very sound order, drives well and has a reconditioned hood and new stainless steel exhaust system making, we believe, a sound investment for any bidder in such a fabulous colour. A desirable manual with overdrive gearbox model and offered with an MoT test certificate valid until May 2015 and V5 registration certificate, it comes with a very reasonable estimate.
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