1972 TRIUMPH STAG MANUAL – 400 MILES SINCE RESTO – £29,950

The Stag was yet another groundbreaking British design Like many others in history that was executed poorly in construction. Every car enthusiast knows the story with its pretty design, four seats, a mixture of soft and hard tops and a V8 engine! What an amazing proposition it was at launch and much better value than it’s German counterpart the mighty SL. The problems were soon apparent with poor build quality and several design flaws meaning that it soon earned a poor reputation for reliability like many British cars of this period. Shame really because it deserved better and was such a supercar to drive as it still is today. Most of the issues have been ironed out over the past 20 years and Stags are now accepted as a good used car when the recommended modifications are integrated into refreshes.

This stunning Electric blue example has undergone an extensive two-year restoration completed earlier this year and only competed a few hundred running in miles since.

Expenditure included:

Strip to bare metal body shell

Full engine rebuild integrating upgraded timing chains, cooling improvements

New mohair hood

Interior leather seats

Additional electric fan, radio and oil pressure gauge

De-seamed bodywork with custom upgrades to customer spec

There is a good history file with photos, invoices etc of the work carried out and the total spend was circa £30k.

So overall this is a very safe purchase and currently very undervalued in the Classic car market. On a hot sunny day with the top off the burble of the V8 really suits the style of the Stag as wafts along quite sportingly. Models with the manual overdrive gearbox are best and she feels tight and reliable.

Supplied fully inspected, serviced with a 12-month warranty.