1977 Triumph Stag Mk II Manual

Effectively one owner from new; showing only 34,000 miles (believed to be correct); recently come out of storage; very tidy but needs recommissioning - AMENDMENT - We have now been advised that included in the sale is the original hard top (not in good condition) and a replacement hard top in good order

Since the day this Stag was first registered in February 1977, it has been owned by the same person, until our vendor discovered it very recently. Initially registered to his business, Hawthorne Service Station, the car was transferred to the business owner, Colin Wood, in 1982. The original sales document and the current V5’s on file confirm this to be the case.

We understand that although the car was used fairly regularly in the 80s and 90s, use was reduced considerably over the next decade or two, hence the mileage and overall condition. The latest MOT certificate in the file shows 34,519 miles and the speedo currently shows just over 34,700. We understand that the speedo was moving and correct only last year but it has now stopped working so although the mileage is believed to be under 40,000, it may not be absolutely accurate.

Unfortunately, Mr Wood became unwell and having owned this Stag for so long, decided to bring in the services of First Place Respray in Tipton (no invoice on file) to bring it back to life. They worked on the body and the respray but time and bills started to add up. JS Classic Motor Services were brought in to finish the job in 2019/2020, aiming to make sure Mr Wood was able to have one last drive. Sadly, we understand he became too unwell to have his drive and JS CMS were asked to do as much as possible so he could at least see his old friend one last time. By March this year, with Covid restrictions, this was not possible either and sadly Mr Wood passed away a little later. Via his solicitors, SRE 412R now needs a new home.

After the initial welding, dismantling and respray was done by FPR, the experienced JS CMS had the car delivered to them and completely rebuilt the engine to a high standard and were then tasked with putting everything back together asap for the ailing owner.
It was decided to go all the way in true Car SOS style and the car was eventually brought back to life with new battery, wiring, cables, hoses, lights, seals, side panels to the boot, Triumph badging, not to mention a new fuel tank, brake master cylinder, radiator and of course a good polish. On file are invoices for most of this work and if you are so inclined, a number of photographs showing the progress can be seen on the Facebook page of JS Classic Motor Services.

This car has been very close to one mans heart for many years so now it is time for a new custodian to take over and enjoy being part of a 1970s dream. Excellent provenance and although a lot of the hard work has been done, prior to any work, it had been stood for about 25 years so there is still recommissioning needed for the road, including the suspension, calipers and other smaller parts that may have deteriorated over the years.

For further information - [email protected]

Reg No: SRE412R
Chassis Number: LD426740
Engine Number: LF42676HE
Engine Size: 2997cc
Docs: V5C; old style Log Book, original sales document to current registered keeper; some recent bills and lots of old MOTs

Estimate: £7,500+

Lot 55

Lot ended

Thursday 24/09/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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