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Lot 152: Triumph Stag

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

When launched the Triumph Stag flattered only deceive. Here was a nicely proportioned, Michelotti designed, V8 powered, 2+2 convertible, which should have taken the world by storm. Unfortunately this was British Leyland in the 1970's and nothing was as it should be. However, the fact that the car was an excellent concept, looked stunning, sounded great and was actually a nice open tourer, kept the model alive and with modern materials, proper antifreeze, with inhibitors and many experienced people around, to care for the Stag, it has finally fulfilled its potential and has become a desirable classic. The example offered here was originally supplied by Thomas Corrie of Dumfries, Scotland. The car remained in Scotland until 2010 with just three owners. The first owner from 1976 to 1985, second, a retired doctor from Cupar, Fife, who kept for 15 years (until he was 80) and the third and last Scottish owner from 2000 to 2010, who was professional Gentleman from Edinburgh. The car then passed into the vendors ownership. Finished in Carmine red with tan vinyl interior, the car has benefited from extensive improvements and renovation. In 2003 a new Rimmer Bros engine was fitted, it has been equipped with a HRS radiator, electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust and has been the subject of structural and cosmetic refurbishment at various times, the most recent around four years past. The car sits on a set of refurbished Sat alloy road wheels and barely worn Yokahama S760 tyres (5). The car has both hard and soft tops. A nice example of a desirable model, which is offered complete with extensive history, 19 previous MoT certificates and warranted mileage on a new engine.

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number152
Estimate£5000-£8000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1976
Condition rating
Registration numberLSW 590R
Mileage-
Chassis numberLD421760
Engine numberLF042117he
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2