Lot 183 - 1971 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||31,463 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
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 By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000's six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a three litre V8.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.'
Presented in white with refurbished brown trim, this automatic example was first registered on 17th November 1977 and was 95% restored between 2015 and 2017 by a Stag enthusiast before the owner fell ill. Since then, the car has been garaged and SORN; it remained off the road until last year when it was completed by a local Stag specialist. It has benefitted from a recent new mohair hood with reconditioned frame, together with new chrome front and rear bumpers and a recently fitted modern Clifford alarm/immobiliser that works well. Included in the history file are many invoices from the restoration, old MoT test certificates and two sets of keys. Now presented as an older, well refreshed, restoration, this is a fabulous entry level classic with a thriving club network.
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