Lot 245 - 1971 Triumph Stag
|Odometer reading||55,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £17,000|
Launched in 1970, the Triumph Stag was a luxury grand tourer. Envisioned as a luxury sports car, it was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. All Stags were four-seater convertible coupés. However, for structural rigidity and to meet new American rollover standards at the time, the Stag required a B-pillar 'roll bar' hoop connected to the windscreen frame by a T-bar. A new 2.5 litre V8 designed and developed by Triumph's Harry Webster was later enlarged to 2,997cc. Most Stags were fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox, although manual gearboxes with overdrive were available. Electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes were fitted as standard.
This example was first registered 5th November 1971. Presented in white with black trim, it features the desirable manual gearbox with overdrive and that unmistakable V8 growl. Owned by our vendor for the past six years, this handsome convertible has benefitted from ample care and attention during his tenure. Works completed include a new hood and frame, carpets and front seats, refurbished body work; specifically, a new wing, arches, sills and a full respray.
Described as a “great usable Stag”, with matching numbers engine, it also boasts an original 55,000 miles on the clock. Other recent upgrades include a rebuilt suspension including: all new polybush mounts, new clutch, tyres and a new replacement wooden dash. The manual with overdrive gearbox has been reconditioned, and the V8 triumph engine stripped and rebuilt, with the vendor stating that it holds good compression. The SU carburettors have also been refurbished and a new stainless-steel exhaust fitted to complement that fantastic V8 sound. Offered with a good history file, this is a well-priced example of the 70s icon.
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