Lot 217 - 1978 Triumph Stag

Lot 217 - 1978 Triumph Stag

Lot 217 - 1978 Triumph Stag

Lot Number 217
Registration ERY 980T
Chassis Number LD451400
Engine Number LF045101HE
Odometer reading 37,341 miles
Estimate £11,000 - £15,000
Result Sold - £15,400
  • Low mileage
  • Manual gearbox with overdrive

Stylish, fast and practical, the Stag began life as a Triumph 2000 based styling exercise by Italian carrossier Giovanni Michelotti. A 2+2 convertible, Michelotti's design featured a quad-lamp grille and sculpted front and rear ends, the latter destined to appear on many future Triumphs. By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000's six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a three litre V8. A padded, 'T' shaped roll bar bracing the door pillars and windscreen was one of the Stag's most distinctive features and the model was available in soft top, hard top or soft with hardtop formats. Motor Sport described the Stag's interior as, 'well appointed, having all the usual instrumentation one would expect in a high performance car.'

This Mimosa Yellow Triumph was registered on 1st August, 1978 and has clearly been a much loved vehicle. The coachwork is in very good order as is the black interior. The mileage of 37,341 is correct and is substantiated by a letter from the previous owner confirming such. The 2997cc, V8 engine runs very well with no adverse rattles or noises and the manual with overdrive gearbox operates as it should. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 8th August 2019, a hardtop also accompanies this Stag. Without doubt these are delightfully handsome sportscars of the period, this low mileage example is a fine way to enjoy those balmy summer evenings we all look forward to.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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