Lot 129 - 1972 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||28,789 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,480|
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 overhead cam, 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. Very desirable, the Stag is well supported through various clubs and specialist suppliers.
First registered on the 1st May, 1972, this excellent example has the rarer and more desirable manual gearbox with overdrive. The car was completely rebuilt in 1999/2000 with the work carried out documented in a photo album. Also included is a large file containing details and invoices dating from 1980 through to today along with a V5 document, an MoT test certificate valid until February 2018. No expense has been spared to make the car a true pleasure to drive, however in the last year it has covered only 415 miles and it is thought that a change of ownership will give the car the use it deserves. With power steering, independent suspension, electric windows, servo brakes and seating for four, this represents an accomplished sports tourer. Residing with the current owner since 2012, this is a superb example may be considered one of the best on the market today.
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