Lot 245 - 1976 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||67,600 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
- Previously owned by ex-England football captain, Gerry Francis
- Fabulous history file with extensive invoices
- Provided with a signed photo of Francis and the car
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
After a debut for Queens Park Rangers in March 1969, he was appointed captain and central midfield player during the 1970s and considered a key player in the QPR side which came close to winning their first-ever league title in 1976. He won 12 caps for the England team between 1974 and 1976 and was captain for eight of those matches. In 1990, he was appointed to manager of QPR and during this time, Francis fielded some of the most feared players in the top-flight. When flying high at QPR and at the height of his career as England Captain, he purchased a white Triumph Stag, a car Gerry fondly remembers to this day. Fast forward to 2012 and returning from a friend's wedding, Gerry was surprised by his son with a gift of a similar specification white Triumph Stag.
White with black trim, this example is in very good order throughout and has had significant sums lavished on it in the years under Francis’s ownership with a Croydon-based specialist, Portman Cars. The maintenance included bodywork, suspension, brake overhauls and services dating back to 2008. Indeed, last year, the car has had a new battery, fuel pump and the carburettors refurbished. We sold the car last year and the new vendor still has the comprehensive history file, hardtop, and provenance. Depending on restrictions, an MoT test will also be applied for. Interested parties should also note that this Triumph Stag has featured in Nirvana-inspired rock band Lost Lady Luck's ‘Alieno’ music video as well as a short video with Gerry describing his Stag from the 1970's and today.
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