Lot 216 - 1971 Triumph Stag
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
- Rare example
- Includes cherished plate
- Recent recommissioning
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 By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000's six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a three litre V8.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.'
Originally registered on New Year’s Day 1971, this early Stag has recently benefitted from some recommissioning and now presents extremely well in white with a contrasting red interior. The red carpets and black hood are also in good order. This Stag benefits from stainless-steel bumpers and manifolds. The rear brakes have been converted to discs, the differential has been upgraded and the gearbox is a four-speed Jaguar ZF example. We are informed by the enthusiast vendor that this Stag is a joy to drive and offers perfect summer fun. This is also a classic with a thriving club network. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this is a reasonably estimated example of the 70’s icon.
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