Lot 113 - 1976 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||66,989 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
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 18th August 1976, this Triumph Stag presents in excellent order having benefitted from significant investment over the years. The bodywork has been taken care of with new front wings fitted and the usual weak points either repaired or replaced. The red paintwork is finished to a very good standard, as is the black interior. Mechanically OYF 654R is excellent with a virtual 'no expense spared' attitude by the previous owners, the history folder is certainly comprehensive with invoices dating back until 1985; the mileage of 66,989 appears to be correct. Described by the vendor as driving with no known faults, this delightful Triumph is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 21st August 2017; this sound example represents good value given its condition.
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