Lot 242 - 1973 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||35,954 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
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 pinion steering and driveline of that saloon. The powerplant, though, was an all-new OHC, V8 of 2997cc capacity fed by a pair of Stromberg carburettors. The newcomer received a warm reception at the time of launch in 1970. However, once in the hands of customers there were quibbles over build quality and engine maladies. Although Triumph itself failed to fully resolve the issues, independent specialists have, and well sorted Stags are now the rival to the Mercedes-Benz SL they were always intended to be.
This handsome example was originally registered on 23rd August 1973 and has recently been the subject of a sympathetic restoration. The car has been waxoiled from new and shows no signs of corrosion although the paintwork was a little dull and this has been refreshed. A new soft top has been fitted and the alloy wheels refurbished. New tyres have also been fitted along with replacing the front and rear brakes. The conclusion of this significant amount of work is a very well sorted Triumph Stag with automatic transmission. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate, valid until 31st July 2018, and a history folder.
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