Lot 211 - 1976 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||18,072 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
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, and also the pinion steering and driveline of that saloon. The power plant, though, was an all-new OHC, V8 of 3000cc capacity fed by a pair of Stromberg carburettors and the newcomer received a warm reception at the time of launch in 1970. Most Stags were fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox, as indeed is this one with electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes fitted as standard. Very desirable, the Stag is well supported through various clubs and specialist suppliers.
This sound example, presented in red with a contrasting black vinyl interior, wood dash and automatic gearbox comes with an exhaustive history of invoices as well as a UK V5C and an MoT test certificate valid until July 2016. Towards the end of last year, new discs, pads and reconditioned callipers were fitted. New bearings as well as numerous other minor works were carried out in January making for a reliable and thoroughly mechanically strong example. Indeed, the entire car underwent a full restoration in approximately 1998 and has also recently had a gearbox overhaul and engine rebuild to the tune of some £3,000. This Triumph Stag represents good value given the fiscal input.
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