Lot 208 - 1974 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||63,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
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 designed and developed by Triumph's Harry Webster was later enlarged to 2,997cc. 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.
Owned by the vendor for the last three years, this well-prepared and striking example has spent the last two of these under restoration. The car was fully disassembled; including engine, glass and wiring loom, and repainted in the vendor's childhood dream colour of Triumph Mallard Green. As the suspension was re-fitted, polybushes were added to increase ride quality and the final drive was rebuilt. All engine ancillaries, including core-plugs, were removed cleaned, fresh gaskets added and the complete unit refitted. An up-graded burr-walnut dash has been installed, complete with the more attractive Mk. I Stag instruments. The seating has been re-foamed, re-packed with new webbing and re-installed as well as a new blue mohair soft-top fitted. This well-priced and well presented Triumph Stag, with automatic gearbox, will carry you elegantly through the summer.
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