This excellent Stag was supplied new to Henlys of London on the 2nd April 1976. The original passport to service indicates it was sold by H.R. Owen and registered as 1 YKT, though an amendment of the book's cover shows this was changed to GG 9999. Still present are the original Handbook, "Supercover" warranty paperwork, and service book showing various services in period filled out.
The Triumph Heritage Certificate quotes all the original numbers, which remain with the car (excluding the registration) and she also retains the automatic gearbox, inertia reel seatbelts, Sundym windscreen, hard top, black soft top, alloy wheels and head rests that the car was supplied with from the factory.
Invoices on file date back to November 1978 when Mr. Greenwood (still registered as GG 9999) had his 12,000 mile service carried out at a whopping £82.27.
Invoices to Mr. Greenwood run up until 1987, when there are 10s of invoices, and many extra ones detailing the history and expenditure on the cars maintenance.
Most of the invoices are from Hart Racing Services who are a Triumph Stag specialist.
In 1989 he removed GG 9999 and the car was then allocated the number it wears now, NPH 660P.
He owned the car from new until 2005, so a total of 29 years.
The car then changed hands to a Mr. Baker in Bristol, at 61153 Miles on the 16th January 2006, for a sum of £10,250. There are many more invoices relating to his ownership and use at this time, and also numerous MOTs, which verify the car's mileage.
In 2010 the car changed hands again to a Mr. Townend of Dursley, Gloucester, who spent much money bringing the car up to the standard it can be seen at today.
The most notable of this expenditure was on the vehicle's mechanicals. To summarise: three invoices from Abinger Hammer Motors (another Stag specialist), total £16,440.37, comprising an engine rebuild to manufacturer's specifications, with new liners, pistons, rings, millenium cylinder head, an undetailed original casting, valves, valve guides, valve springs, cam followers, big end and main bearings, thrust washers, head studs and nuts, con rods, timing chains, gears and tensioners, plus the oil and water pumps, and all the gaskets and seals.
Whilst the engine was out the transmission was adjusted and serviced with new cross shaft oil seals, torque converter and tail shaft oil seals.
They also dismantled the front end, replaced and renewed the front and rear brakes and hoses, and the copper pipe, dismantled and removed the rear axle, rebuilt it also, and replaced the mountings and put some new polyurethane spring seats.
Other sundry items were replaced in Mr. Townend's tenure along with fitment of a Moto Lita steering wheel, and retrimming of both the seats (invoices available).
Mr. Townend was a member of the Stag Owner's Club and the boot of the car came supplied with some rather fetching Stag Owner's Club merchandise, including polo shirts and fleeces, which the new owner may elect to have alongside this marvellous car.
Mr. Townend sold the car to the it's most recent owner, a Mr. Chapman in 2015, and his Stag owner's club membership was transferred at this time also. The vehicle is know to the club and must be one of very few such original cars with known history since new.
This Stag is a real delight to drive and has excellent road manners that bely it's age. It does not suffer from any overheating issues, and with the Kenlowe cooling fan and extensively rebuilt mechanicals, it is one to be enjoyed for years to come. The Triumph V8 performs beautifully with a muscular exhaust that must be heard to be appreciated and the gearbox shifts smoothly as one would expect.
The vehicle has a very good hard top included and the soft top is in great condition as evidenced in the photos. A previous owner has even gone to the lengths of having trimmed small panels which cover the mounting apertures for the hard top when the roof is removed.
A very well cared for example of the Stag, with great investment potential and one that can be enjoyed and appreciate in value at the same time, at a faster rate than many more non original or less carefully maintained.
Available for viewing in Woodbridge, Suffolk by appointment.
£26500 - Part exchanges considered and finance can be arranged.