Lot 317 - 1976 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||76,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,392|
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, 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.
This well appointed, French blue Stag was completely restored in 1992 at an expense of over £6,000 which was not an insignificant sum in the early 90s. This restoration included a full engine re-build and bare metal re-spray with photographic evidence accompanying a myriad of bills demonstrating it was clearly a labour of love for the previous owner. Unfortunately, the car only covered some 1,000 miles in its fabulous restored state before it was left to storage, so had not seen the open road since 1993. Having been stored for that long, when the car finally found a new home it needed some re-commissioning. This included a new brake overhaul, stainless steel exhaust and some work to the engine as you may expect. The chrome work, interior and paint work is all in very good order and the dash and cockpit have no splits - which can be symptomatic of many Stags.
Offered with a new MoT certificate, countless bills for restoration, hard top with a good soft top hood and a photographic timeline from its original restoration, the vendor states that this is one of the best Stags he has worked on and talks glowingly about the body and chassis. A lovely example with a history that breeds confidence in its ability, we are sure this will not be shy of admirers.
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