Lot 340
 

1974 Triumph Stag

Sold for £16,312

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: SDG 253N
Chassis No: LD33679A
MOT: Exempt

  • Subject to a comprehensive restoration in the early 1990s
  • Only c.12,000 miles covered since the restoration's conclusion
  • Resided in current ownership since 2004
  • Benefitted from much recent improvement

Introduced in June 1970, the Triumph Stag was conceived as a luxury convertible sportscar to rival the likes of the R107-series Mercedes-Benz SL. As such, it came equipped with electric windows, power-assisted rack and pinion steering, and servo-backed disc / drum brakes as standard. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell (stylist Giovanni Michelotti had physically shortened a pre-production Triumph 2000 saloon in order to fashion the initial prototype), the newcomer featured all-round independent suspension (McPherson strut front / semi-trailing arm rear) and a well laid-out 2+2 cabin. Neatly integrated, the substantial roll-over hoop that joined the B-pillars gained extra strength from a T-bar link to the windscreen frame. With some 145bhp and 167lbft of torque on tap from its bespoke 2997cc SOHC V8 engine, the model was reputedly capable of 120mph. Available with a choice of four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission, all but the earliest Stags benefited from both hard and soft-top roofs. Despite being in production for seven years, during which time 25,877 cars were made, a mere 9,500 or so are thought to have survived.

This right-hand drive, automatic Stag is finished in Triumph 'New' White and was first registered to Avonside Holidays Ltd, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire on 25th September 1974 having been supplied new by Archers Ltd of Shirly, Solihull. Comprehensively restored in the early 1990s, work saw the Stag benefitting from two front wings and a full repaint amongst much additional improvement. Residing in current ownership for nearly twenty years (since 2004), with the previous custodianship since 2000, ‘SDG’ was in recent times further enhanced, with some upgrades and mechanical work. In June of 2018, Mount Pleasant Garage in the Peak District of Derbyshire, carried out works that included the strip-down of the exhaust system in order to remove and clean up the prop shaft to access and replace an oil seal. In 2020, a service was carried out along with mechanical checks and an exhaust repair, four new tyres, and Mini-lite style alloy wheels. The originals are with the car, but would require refurbishment before being used once more. Other recent fettling includes 2021 work to refresh the brakes a new condenser, a wind deflector, and a new radiator and header tank in 2022. Along with a replacement alternator in May of 2023, the Stag was serviced once more. Receipts for works are on file. Also accompanying ‘SDG 253N’ is the original Passport to Service document with four early entries. Additionally, the Stag is offered with a collection of old MOT paperwork, dating back to 1991 and there is also a collection of previous tax discs. It is offered with a current V5C. With only c.12,000 miles covered since the restoration's conclusion, the Stag started readily and ran well during our photography session.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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