Lot 251 - 1974 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||81,909 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,000|
- Just three former keepers
- Rover V8 example
The Stag began its 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 By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000's six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a three litre V8. 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 Sapphire blue with black trim this lovely low owner Stag boasts a desirable and lighter alloy Rover V8 with five speed gearbox and has been lovingly owned. The car was originally supplied to a Mr Dawson-Edwards in March 1974 as shown in the original invoice from Winchurch Motors Ltd. In Worcestershire. Mr Dawson-Edwards wrote to the new keeper when he sold it detailing all about the car which can also be found in the history file. Mr Jordan we believe owned the car between 2004 and 2012 before Mr Patten took over who was meticulous with keeping every record including that of a full repaint in 2017 and stated to our owner this was ‘one of the last rust free stags available’ when he purchased in 2018. The car recently had a new distributor, ignition coil and radiator and new rear seatbelts with Stag Classics in Hampshire and we are informed this not only presents but performs just as expected of a low ownership cherished example. Offered with an MoT until May 2022 and a fabulous history file including original booklet and service booklet along with Triumph operators and parts catalogue coupled to three Haynes manuals.
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