Lot 60 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: HNL432N
Chassis No: LD350910
Mot Expiry: Aug 2016
- Original V8 overhauled and converted to unleaded 13,750 miles ago
- Beige upholstery, Black soft-top, automatic, MOT'd till Aug 2016
- Said to 'sound and drive superbly'
The British-built Stag was designed to compete with the established SL models from Mercedes-Benz. Like the Triumph 2000 it was developed from, it was styled by Italian maestro Giovanni Michelotti and featured the monocoque construction, fully independent suspension, disc/drum brakes, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and driveline of that Saloon. The powerplant, however, was an all-new OHC V8 of 2997cc capacity, which in the majority of cases was teamed with the optional Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission. Production of the Stag ran from 1970 to 1977, during which some 25,939 examples were made - around 9,000 of which are believed to remain in the UK.
'HNL 432N' is presented in the attractive combination of deep Charmaine Red bodywork, Black hood and Beige interior trim. It is a right-hand drive home market model with the optional automatic transmission. Its V8 engine is apparently the original unit that, 13,750 miles ago, was overhauled and converted for use with unleaded fuel. The vendor informs us that the Triumph 'sounds and drives superbly' and he currently classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, eight-cylinder engine and gearbox as all being in 'very good' condition. The car comes complete with tow hook and the related additional number plate.