Triumph Stag Auto 1973 selling at our April 25th Classic Car Auction
Triumph Stag Automatic finished in red with tan leather interior. Fitted with a 3.5 Rover engine, however no records of when this was installed. MOT till April 2014, taxed until March 2014. Three former keepers from new. Some recent history included in the file.
Estimated sale price: £3,750 – £4,250
Vehicle available for viewing at our auction premises.
Additional information on the Triumph Stag
“Envisioned as a luxury sports car, the Triumph Stag was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. All Stags were four-seater convertible coupés, but for structural rigidity – and to meet new American rollover standards of the time – the Stag required a B-pillar “roll bar” hoop connected to the windscreen frame by a T-bar. A removable hardtop was a popular factory option for the early Stags, and was later supplied as a standard fitment.
The car started as a styling experiment cut and shaped from a 1963–4 Triumph 2000 pre-production saloon, which had also been styled by Michelotti, and loaned to him by Harry Webster, Director of Engineering at Triumph. Their agreement was that if Webster liked the design, Triumph could use the prototype as the basis of a new Triumph model. Harry Webster, who was a long time friend of Giovanni Michelotti, whom he called “Micho”, absolutely loved the design and spirited the prototype back to England. The end result, a two-door drop head (convertible), had little in common with the styling of its progenitor 2000, but retained the suspension and drive line. Triumph liked the Michelotti design so much that they propagated the styling lines of the Stag into the new T2000/T2500 saloon and estate model lines of the 1970s.”
“The Stag underwent a mild transformation from what became known as the Mk I, into the Mk II launched in early 1973 (although ‘sanctioned’ in late 1972 from Commission no. LD 20001). Mk II models can be differentiated externally by emblems changing from light grey background to black; sills and rear number plate panel being in matt black rather than body colour and the clear side panels in the soft top being removed to avoid creasing and splitting problems. Internally the instrument dial designs changed along with the removal of the map reading lamp fitted to the glove-box lid and also interior lights moved from ‘B’ post to the centre of the T-bar. The engine had a higher compression ratio along with redesigned domed pistons and combustion chambers.”
Source: Stag Owners Club