Lot 266 - 1975 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||20,270 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
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 available. Electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes were fitted as standard.
Manufactured on 6th February 1975 and registered on 1st March 1975, this Triumph Stag is certainly one of the best we have seen. Appearing to be largely original (the paint is thin in places), this very low mileage Triumph drives supremely well with no rattles or knocks and is clearly a very well looked after example. The last registered keeper owned her for 20 years and covered 10,000 miles under his stewardship, keeping meticulous service records along the way. The 2997cc, V8 engine started immediately when requested and ran very well, the automatic transmission was smooth and quiet during our road test. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Triumph Stag is finished in Carmine red with chestnut interior. A super example.
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