1976 Triumph Stag Manual

A very smart example showing just 55,000 miles; from long-term ownership; hard top; manual with overdrive

Recently voted Britain’s favourite classic car by the general public, the Michelotti-styled Triumph Stag was designed to be a gentleman's sports tourer to compete head-on with rivals like the Mercedes SL.

Sold between 1970 and 1978, it was a full four-seater and was powered by an all-new Triumph-designed 2,997cc V8 engine that produced 145bhp, sufficient to propel the car to a heady 115mph. With independent suspension all round, front disc brakes, power steering and a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox option, it had sophisticated road manners and the most wonderfully woofly exhaust note of any car made on this side of the Atlantic.

This 1976 manual with overdrive version has been with the vendor since 2017, the car having come from his close friend who acquired it in 1992.

The previous owner kept a detailed record of his maintenance schedule, showing many new parts and lots of care and attention up until 1998, after which there are further invoices on file to show what was done after that.

The MOT history shows that in the early naughties, it was covering between 400 and 700 miles per year. It was registering 48,129 miles when he acquired the car in 1992 and still only showed 56,340 miles when it was presented for its MOT in June of this year, passed of course with just two advisories, one for waxoil underneath (why do they say that?) and one for a minor oil leak.

Since 2017, a regime of regular care and mainenance has taken place including a careful waxoil to the underside and the inside of the sills and doors.

He has fitted an oil pressure gauge to keep an eye on things and a set of five matching tyres. The vendor confirms that the overdrive works as it should, the transmission is quiet, the engine is quiet and the car is original down to the Radiomobile radio. He has never driven it in the wet, and neither did the previous owner according to him.

There are 27 old MOTs plus a raft of invoices and various manuals and handbooks on file.

This is a very nice example looking for a new owner to enjoy.

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Reg No: OEC335P
Chassis Number: LD421080
Engine Number: LF042252HE
Engine Size: 2997
Docs: V5C; MOT June 2023; old MOTs; invoices; notes and magazines

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £9,500-12,500

Lot 25

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£14,896
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