Lot 187 - 1973 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||34,300 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
Like the Triumph 2000 it was developed from, the Triumph 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. 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. 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, although longevity of the engine proved to be a problem. Most Stags were fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox together 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 Triumph Stag is fitted with a Rover 3.5 litre, V8 engine which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. We are advised by the vendor she drives well and is responsive when accelerating. Finished in white with a beige interior and a black roof, this Triumph is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with some receipts for work carried out. The value of Stags has been increasing steadily of late and this is a great opportunity to purchase an 'open top' car for the summer for a relatively modest outlay.
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