Lot 328 - 1972 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||19,200 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,000|
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 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 1972 Triumph Stag was refurbished by Triumph specialists Faversham Classics, Kent in the late 1990’s; this included a complete engine rebuild and the automatic gearbox overhauled. At that time the speedometer was zeroed and now shows the car has only covered 19,200 miles since. Finished in blue with a matching hard top and the original light blue interior, this Stag is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in October 2018 and old MoT’s going back before the refurbishment which also confirms the mileage since. These wonderful British sports cars of the 1970s are still a delight to drive with the low rumble of the V8 from the twin exhaust providing plenty of power for swift country driving.
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