1972 TRIUMPH STAG MANUAL – 1,800 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 its German counterpart the mighty SL. The problems were soon apparent with the 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 around 2019.

Expenditure included:

  • Strip to bare metal body shell
  • Full engine rebuild integrating upgraded timing chains, cooling improvements
  • New mohair hood
  • Interior 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.

INCLUDED IN EVERY SALE

– Workshop inspection and report inc photo library
– Engine compression check and boroscope
– Full service inc engine tune
– New mot inspection (inc exempt cars)
– Detailed valet inc Dynoglaze paint treatment
– Free delivery in covered trailers
– Detailed handover inc “user tips”
– Travel spares kit inc fluids etc
– 12 months comprehensive warranty
– Free collection/delivery and loan car if necessary
– Free 11 month warranty checkover and service