Lot 224 - 1974 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||93,270 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
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 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 overdrive are highly desirable; electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes were fitted as standard.
Originally registered on 6th March 1974, this Triumph Stag presents in good all-round condition; the white coachwork is in good order and shows no obvious signs of corrosion. The black interior is virtually unmarked and the wood dashboard has been French polished to give it a richer, darker appearance. The V8 engine started immediately when requested and sounded exceptionally quiet with no adverse noises or rattles. We are advised the car drives with no known faults and the automatic gearbox functions as it should. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 12th July 2016 (no advisories) together with a very comprehensive history file dating back to 1998 and a hardtop for more comfortable use in inclement weather. Triumph Stags have seen a steady increase in value of late; VMM 111M is a well sorted and a thoroughly useable example.
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.