Lot 201 - 1975 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||82,290 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,998|
- Rare ‘Topaz’ coachwork
- Full specialist engine rebuild
- Bills on file for £40,000 invested the last 18 months alone
The ‘Stag’ name was a development codename allocated when the design project was initiated by Giovanni Michelotti in 1965. None of the subsequent names suggested through the process were ever deemed more compelling. 55 years later the Triumph Stag occupies one of the cornerstones of the collector’s car market. The svelt Michelotti styling married to decadent V8 power makes this model both beautiful to look at and enormous fun to drive. Add to that a thriving club network, makes for hugely desirable ownership.
Registered on the 1st February, 1975, this privately entered Stag is finished in rare ‘Topaz’ colour scheme with black interior and comes with original factory hardtop and hardtop stand. Prior to purchasing the car in January of last year as a ‘Condition 1’ vehicle, JBN 370N had been subject to a bare-metal renovation for which there is a dedicated colour hardback book in the history file photographically documenting the work. However, the current owner, in search of perfection, commissioned Stag Specialists E.J. Ward Motor Engineers, in September 2019, at a cost of £5,400, to rebuild the engine fully with the addition of uprated oil pump. Trevor Farrington Ltd. refitted the engine along with the refurbished automatic gearbox and, over a thirteen month period, the car spent most of its time at their workshops receiving further various improvements, including uprated radiator, electric water pump conversion, new steering rack, brakes, driveshafts, alternator, premium tyres, headlining, sill covers and a host of other refinements, bills for which amount to over £34,500 on top of the cost of the aforementioned engine rebuild and the owners not inconsiderable purchase outlay for the car in the first place. Consequently, the car wants for very little and is driving like it would have when it was new, though possibly with greater reliability. There is a substantial history file accompanying the car which covers the majority of the cars life and includes the original Triumph Passport style service booklet. This represents a very rare and compelling opportunity to own one of best Stags in the country.
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