Produced from 1970 to 1977 the Triumph Stag was envisioned as a luxury sports car designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. All Stags were four seat convertibles powered by a 3.0V8 engine with twin Stromberg carbs and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Very advanced for the era, at launch the car had power assisted steering, independent suspension, servo assisted disc/drum brakes and electric windows. Less than 20,000 cars were sold in the UK and there were various model changes throughout production.
Our car is a rare Mk1 car produced until late 1972 and has covered just 29,000 miles from new. These early cars were very simplistic and easily identified by steel wheels with trims, body coloured sills and the rear number plate surround panel.
The most unusual feature of this car though is that is an un restored car and is in superb condition both inside and out. The paintwork has the heavy ‘orange peel’ effect that British Leyland were renowned for in the 70’s and adds appeal to the car. There are very few marks to the paintwork, just a nice patina that presents beautifully as only an original car does. Inside is a similar story. The seats are finished in the original black vinyl and are immaculate with no splits, cracks or wear. The black carpets are also original and near perfect as is the wood trim to the dashboard and centre console which has the original Radiomobile radio fitted. As you will no doubt see on the photographs, the appearance of the car has been somewhat enhanced by the addition of a set of Mk2 alloys, including the spare, but the original steel wheels and trims are also available with the car to keep the purist happy – although a new set of tyres would be needed for road use. The soft top is black and in good order with the mechanism working well. The optional hardtop fits well and is in good condition apart from one very small area of surface rust (see photos) on one lower corner which is easily fixed.
According to the Heritage Certificate present within the cars history file, this car was built October 1971 and registered on 1st January 1972. It left the production line in the same white paint and black vinyl trim as it wears today and had factory options of the previously mentioned hardtop, manual overdrive gearbox, inertia seat belts and a heater! The last keeper of this beautiful car cherished it for over 30 years, prior to this it has had just two keepers, both from the same family.
The rest of the history file of the car is also impressive. The original brown vinyl document pouch is present and in perfect condition. Inside this is the owners manual, dealer service locator guide, Radiomobile radio instruction booklet and supplementary documentation for the soft top and the heater – the original Triumph Passport To Service book is also immaculate and stamped up with BL dealer stamps early in the life of the car. There are also many, many invoices for works carried out from the 80’s to present day along with no less than 32 past MOT certificates going back to 1985. There are spare keys with the car and also the original tool kit in its bag.
Please watch our video of the car on the road to see just how well it behaves. There is plenty of power and a growl from the 3.0 V8 and the transmission has no abnormal noises or crunches with the overdrive working well on both 3rd and 4th gears, as it should. The steering is dead straight ahead and doesn’t wander, the brakes pull up square without judder, in fact the whole driving experience is that good in this low mileage car that it casts doubt for a minute or two whether a Mercedes Pagoda is actually worth £100,000 more than this car!
This Stag has now completed its extensive restoration for bodywork and a full respray, this includes many new panels and sills.
In October 2015 the car had an extensive engine rebuild at a cost of £4000 this included a new water pump and engine bay refurbishment.
Prior to 2015 there are records .....
Fully Rebuilt 3 litre Original Stag Engine.
Reconditioned, good oil pressure,
Manual with Overdrive,
65,000 miles (not verified),
Complete professional bare metal respray inside and out,
Brand NEW MOHAIR HOOD,
Full Waxoyl under car treatment,
New Minilites and Tyres. Original Stag rims available,
TRIUMPH STAG 3.0 JUST 41000 MILES BY 3 OWNERS AND PAPERWORK TO BACK UP LOVELY AND STRIKING AND RARE MAGENTA COLOUR
LOW MILEAGE LOW OWNERSHIP STAGS ARE GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND .
THIS HAS A GOOD AMOUNT OF PAPERWORK BACKING UP ITS LOW MLEAGE
IT WAS SUBJECT TO A RESTORATION .....
Triumph Stag Mk1
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Triumph Stag Mk1 Auto in Red in stunning condition.
Over 20k spent on this one over the last few years and kept in top condition since.
Comes with of Wire Wheels or Normal Alloys.
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This MK2 Triumph Stag has had two lady owners from new, and is very well maintained with a genuine 102,900 miles.
The car comes with both hard and soft tops, and is in very good condition. She is accompanied by handbooks, passport to service, original bill of sale, and documented maintenance records. .....
This beautifully restored, Australian delivered Triumph Stag. Rare manual with overdrive gearbox.
Finished in French blue with black upholstery. The original specification includes, hard and soft tops, power steering, electric windows, tinted glass, Triumph radio, 3.0 V8 OHC V8 engine,6 speed transmission, .....
Original English car.
Belgian license plate, technical inspection in 2013.
Good condition, some details to fix .
Extensive historical file.
Many new parts, just maintained.
Length/width/height/wheelbase – cm (in) : 442/161/126/254 (174/63.5/49.5/10
TRIUMPH STAG 3.0 STAG WITH HARD TOP
THIS STAG HAS THE ORIGINAL TRIUMPH 3.0 ENGINE AND DRIVES VERY WELL .
A LOVELY SWEET ENGINE AND SOLID GEARCHANGE FROM THE AUTO BOX .
THE VEHICLE HAS GOOD CHROME AND LOVELY BRIGHT PAINTWORK AND REALLY IS A NICE LOOKING STAG .....
V8 power, four seats and Michelotti styling – the noble Stag has it all.
The Stag is a GT cruiser. Its 3.0-litre V8 majors on low-down torque, making it ideal for covering long distances, and it makes at least as wonderful a noise as the Rover V8, that was so often transplanted into Stags during .....