1975 Triumph Stag 3.0 V8 MK II. Manual Overdrive. Pimento red with black upholstery. Consistently voted one of the nation’s favourite classic cars, the Michelotti-styled Triumph Stag was sold between 1970 and 1978 and was a full four-seater sports tourer designed to compete with rivals like the much more expensive Mercedes SL. Powered by an all-new 3-litre V8 that produced 145bhp, it had a wonderfully burbling exhaust note and even the automatic versions would happily surge to a top speed of 115mph. For the more sporting driver a manual version was also offered with overdrive on the top three ratios which effectively gave it a 7-speed box – still impressive today, let alone in the Seventies! This Triumph Stag was first registered on 16th October 1975, the registration mark was issued on the same day, it can be assumed that LLU 480P is the original registration number. Finished in the striking colour combination of Pimento Red with a black interior and black hood this Triumph Stag is fitted with the desirable manual transmission giving an enhanced driving experience. These iconic sports cars from the 70’s come in various conditions, this example is certainly towards the upper end of the scale, the fastidious keeper has a collection of cars and is only selling this Triumph due to lack of storage space, The car was acquired last March from a gentleman who had owned it for 19 years. He immediately set about a programme of improvements which included new shock absorbers, poly bushes and a full service. Earlier invoices show restoration work carried out between 2007 and 2010 replacing outriggers, jacking points and panel work as required adding up to over £5000. In 2017 the the cylinder head gaskets were replaced. Showing no signs of corrosion and with an engine that starts ‘on the button’ the car performed very well when driven for photographs. Although now tax and mot exempt a fresh MOT will be applied upon sale. The history file shows no lack of upkeep denoted by older invoices and MoT certificates dating back to 1980 this Triumph Stag is one of the best examples we have seen in recent times. The car also still has its factory hard top present and in very good condition unlike so many out there. The early reliability problems have all been dealt with and today, with an excellent owner’s club and specialist spares and maintenance back up, these 1970s sports tourers are ideal for fast and comfortable touring whilst being easily maintained. With this in mind and the forthcoming summer months, what better way to enjoy this lovely, Giovanni Michelotti designed, Triumph. Absolutely any inspection is welcome and viewing is highly recommended. All major debit cards accepted. Free U.K mainland delivery.