Registration No: KVO 380K
Chassis No: LD10810
PLEASE NOTE: We have been contacted by a committee member of Stag Owners’ Club to say he believes that this particular example displays a significant number of features of a 1976-1977 example, as opposed to 1972. The vendor acquired the Triumph in its current configuration and has no idea when, or how, the possible identity transposition happened.
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.
Manufactured in 1972, this home market example was first registered on the 16th of February that year. Finished from the factory in Triumph 'New' White (19) with complementary Black interior upholstery, the Stag is a desirable manual overdrive gearbox example, is fitted with a Black mohair hood, and is accompanied by a body-coloured hard-top. Passing through four former keepers before being acquired by the ex-Triumph Senior Production Engineer vendor in 2004, ‘KVO 380K’ has a recorded mileage of c.103,000 miles on the odometer at the time of consignment. Extensively improved in current ownership, the most significant work comprised a full engine and gearbox reconditioning by engine specialist Dave Brooks in 2011, to the cost of over £9,000, as well as reconditioned overdrive.
Since the engine and gearbox attention, the Stag has further been lavished with a full repaint in 2012, new rear springs (2013), new halfshaft gaiters (2015), new fuel pump (2017), clutch master and slave cylinders (2018), full brake renewal and differential replacement (2019), power steering hoses and a new distributor cap, leads and rotor arm (2022). Described by the vendor as in ‘excellent running order’, this Stag has had extensive mechanical attention while in the current ownership, and since the engine and gearbox work with Dave Brooks, has covered a mere c.5,000 miles. Offered with a history file that comprises a large collection of invoices from the current ownership, numerous photographs of the Stag and work completed, and a current V5C document.
PLEASE NOTE: We have been contacted by the Registrar of the Stag Owners’ Club to say he believes that this particular example displays a significant number of features of a 1976-1977 example, as opposed to 1972. The vendor acquired the Triumph in its current configuration and has no idea when, or how, the posssible identity transposition happened.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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