Low ownership, low mileage Triumph Stag Mk, first registered on 2nd June 1972. This is a great opportunity to purchase what is a very good example of an appreciating classic British V8.
Two family owners prior to myself and originally purchased from Tannery Farm Garage in St Helens. First family owned it for 31 years and it was regularly maintained by the proprietor of a local garage in Southport. Taking a keen interest he eventually persuaded the family to sell it in January 2003. At this point it had covered approximately 25000 miles. The garage proprietor owner improved the dulled paintwork by giving it a re-spray in the original Damson Red. This brought the Stag back to an excellent standard as can be seen today.
The Stag came into my possession in July 2012 when I owned a much restored Stag at the time. I was drawn by the originality and untouched demeanour, low ownership and local history. It had an indicated mileage of approximately 40,000 when I bought it. With the exception of new paint, it has not undergone a “full nut and bolt restoration” remaining completely original with all original parts, including the hardtop roof. To this day it still remains largely an original example.
In my ownership the Stag has undergone a process of continuous improvement/maintenance. I have added an additional 5000 miles with numerous touring holidays around the UK and a1600 mile continental trip to Switzerland. These journeys have proven the Stag's resilience as it has never let me down. The only occasion where I had to make a roadside adjustment was due to the auto gearbox inhibitor switch misaligning and causing difficulties starting after a fuel stop. A new switch was fitted on my return home after a temporary roadside bypass kept me going.
It has the original upholstery and bumpers which are aged and add to the originality and patina quality of this Stag. This by no means distracts from the overall excellent condition of this well-kept classic which upon inspection will not disappoint.
I have an extensive history file and paperwork showing the originality of the Stag and most of the service history. It is exempt from road tax and I have all MOT certificates from my ownership showing all passes with no advisories. Although it is now MOT exempt, I have continued with the annual MOT inspection test and this has was renewed in 2018, again without any issues.
The mileage is low and consisting of 25,000 miles from the first owner, 15,000 miles from the second owner and only 5,000 miles to date from myself. Clearly in my ownership it spends far too much time under cover in the garage and not enough time being enjoyed on the road (by driver and onlookers alike).
The following is a brief description to accompany the attached photographs. Naturally viewing and inspection is highly recommended. Please contact me for details.
Body work - Resprayed and ‘new’ paint is still in excellent condition. Two weld repairs, one to windscreen wiper mount and the other to a hole in floor on driver side due to a leaking windscreen.
Soft top – frame fully refurbished being stripped down, powder coated, straightened and new hood fitted.
Hardtop – I have not used this other than to transport it home with the Stag. It is completely original hanging up in the garage and is in extremely good condition, no rust or damage.
Engine/gearbox – both original. Other than new oil, the gearbox has not been worked on and functions as expected. The Triumph V8 engine has had new timing chains, new starter motor, new alternator, new water pump (external), new radiator, header tank fitted and a Kenlowe fan fitted. It has been flushed regularly and has regular oil changes.
Fuel– Original Stromberg carburettors have been stripped down and overhauled.
Ignition – Original Lucas distributor has been stripped and overhauled and electronic ignition module is now fitted in place of the twin points.
Breaks – Stainless braided hoses, new pads and overhauled
Drive shafts – New CV type fitted in place of original UJs
Suspension - New shocks, new anti-roll bar poly bushes
Cooling – Re-cored staggered core radiator fitted, Kenlowe Fan fitted, external water pump
Electrical – Upgraded starter motor, new alternator, new battery, solid state voltage stabiliser for instrument cluster, new spark leads
General –New stainless exhaust, Power steering rack stripped and overhauled, oil pump stripped and overhauled, new front headlight units, tachometer upgraded
Wheels – Replaced with new Stag new alloys (matching the original MK2) were fitted by the previous owner and remain in very good condition with full treaded tyres.
Interior – new carpets
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