Lot 304 - 1975 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||87,568 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
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 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 manual with overdrive example presented in French Blue with black interior has recently been completely restored to a very high standard and as such presents beautifully. The previous owner had enjoyed a 15 year ownership and from the history file it was obvious he had cared for the car regularly but having just passed the 85,000 mile mark, the decision was made to completely restore and return what was a solid, reliable example back to its former glory. The Stag was stripped down and subject to a full bare metal re-spray in its original colour followed by whole new suspension, rear shock absorbers, bushes and brakes before a full engine rebuild was set about. Once the major components were completed the car was treated to new chrome, wood dash, stainless steel exhaust and a reconditioned hood with the original seats presenting so well they were amongst the few things not replaced or restored. Upon completion the car was put through some light running in and fettling before acquiring a 12 Month MoT test certificate valid until August 2016. Having now made the decision to sell, a fortunate new purchaser has the opportunity to capitalise on someone else's hard work and dedication.
* Unfortunately the Overdrive on this car has developed a small fault, we believe this to be a minor electrical fault which should be simply rectified but must be considered when bidding. This over drive was working when the car was last viewed last week.
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