Lot 122 - 1977 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||49,900 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,000|
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 By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000's six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a three litre V8.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, hardtop 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.'
Registered on 27th October 1977, this five owner from new Stag has clearly been a much-treasured example. As part of the current vendors private collection, this Triumph has had maintenance work completed where required and as such the vendor reports that the 2997cc, V8 engine, starts immediately when requested and runs and drives as it should, making all the right noises when on song. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with previous MoT test certificates and sundry invoices. Without doubt these are delightfully good-looking sports cars of the period and with that glorious engine note, this example is a fine way to enjoy those balmy summer evenings we all look forward to.
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