1976 Triumph Stag Mk II
Model: Stag Mk II
Registration Number: RGJ 604P
Chassis Number: LD41240A
Engine Number: MG50538E
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 26 June 2018
Guide Price: £8000 - 10000
The Triumph Stag was introduced in 1970 and production ran until 1978. The body was styled by Italian Giovanni Michelotti and offered four seat accommodation with a choice of hard or soft tops, or both. A substantial T shaped roll bar added strength and improved safety. The specification included a choice of automatic or four speed manual gearbox with Laycock overdrive, electric windows, power assisted steering and servo brakes. The 2997cc V8 engine may have had an inauspicious start, with overheating problems, but hard work by the Owner’s Club and other specialists have largely overcome this problem and the Stag can now be enjoyed as the grand tourer it should have always been.
This 1976 Stag started life as an automatic, but in 2016 it was converted to manual with overdrive and fitted with the engine from the same donor vehicle, which was checked and installed by Upton Noble Garage Ltd. The replacement engine and gearbox are understood to be low mileage, having covered only 36000 miles, and we are told that overall, the Stag has no known mechanical faults. The interior is tidy and the upholstery is in good condition, apart from a tear to the driver’s seat, and the motor car is equipped with a new radio unit. The black Double-Duck hood is a recent replacement and we understand it to be in excellent condition, and the boot compartment has new carpets. The bodywork is presentable, apart from some bubbling on the bonnet and some surface rust at the rear; interestingly, the sill panels, the lower sections of the quarter panels and the front wings have been modified to have a more pronounced shape.
Supplied with the motor car is the V5C registration certificate, invoices regarding the engine and gearbox transplant and the V5C registration certificate of the donor vehicle (for records only).