1974 Triumph Stag Auto
Only 4,000 miles on rebuilt engine; many invoices for new parts in recent years; runs sweetly
This bright red Stag was first registered to a doctor in London on 1st January 1974 and spent some years in the big city before heading for rural Herefordshire in 2013 via Essex and the Home Counties. A previous owner had already researched its history, which includes multiple owners over the years, with most of their details recorded in the history file.
Bills on file indicate major work in 1998/99 at c.90,400 miles. This included a new hood, seat covers, wiring loom, radiator and rebuilt carbs. The brakes, steering and suspension were overhauled in September 1999 with new discs, pads, braided hoses, power steering rack, track rod ends, Spax shock absorbers etc. Lumenition electronic ignition was also fitted at some point.
In December 2005 at c.101,000 miles, James Paddock Ltd supplied a new set of pistons, big end bearings, timing chains and sprockets etc, confirming a major engine overhaul took place, supported by photos of the engine being rebuilt. Since then, the car has covered barely 4,000 miles, the odometer currently showing 5,717 miles.
It was last MOT'd in 2014, the car getting some light exercise before being put away in the garage for another few years. Shortly before the auction it was treated to fresh oil and filter and has been starting easily and running very sweetly as we have moved it around on site, with that characteristic V8 burble from the stainless steel tail pipes.
The paintwork looks to have been refreshed at some point in the not-too-distant past and still looks very presentable. The seat covers and dash vents have some signs of paint mist from the respray and could do with a good clean.
Overall it looks like a solid car with many new parts and a recent engine rebuild that is now crying out for more regular use and could be smartened up over time as desired.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: ULC932M
Chassis Number: LD30674BW
Engine Number: LF024783HEA
Engine Size: 2997CC
Docs: V5C; 8 old MOTs; invoices; engine rebuild photos
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