Lot 203 - 1973 Triumph Stag
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
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.
Originally registered on 5th September 1973, this Triumph Stag has been owned by the vendor for the last 14 years. He recently commissioned a significant restoration programme on the car and as such the Triumph presents in very good order although not in concours condition. The green coachwork is in very good order as is the beige interior; during the restoration the seats were re-trimmed in leather. Mechanically this appears to be a very well sorted example with the 2997cc V8 engine sounding delightful and the automatic transmission operating exactly as it should. The car is supplied with a V5 registration document, a full year's MoT test certificate and a significant history folder. Triumph Stag's are stylish and a delight to use and given the substantial investment into PDX274M by the vendor, this example offers good value.
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