Lot 28 - 1973 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||64,761 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
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 engine, 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.
Presented in lovely green paintwork with similarly presented black trim, this automatic 1973 Stag is in good order throughout. In the past 32 years, this car had covered a staggering 710 miles. Having had a comprehensive restoration completed in 1985, the then owner tragically passed away and his widow couldn't bear the thought of parting with what had been a labour of love for the deceased. Having been kept in an internal garage, warm, dry and even with a charged battery, the car when it was recently liberated, needed little more than a new radiator and light re-commissioning with the only thing it may benefit from is a new hood. Stag specialists have inspected the car and reveal that it appears to have never had the need and therefore has never been welded or undersealed and presents as an extremely desirable example. This example is in lovely condition throughout, viewings are highly recommended.