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1978 Triumph Stag

Sale price: £4,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.09.2016

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Triumph
Year: 1978
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Brown
Mileage: 74,621
Seats: 4
Engine: 2,997
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Petrol
Power: unknown
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1978 Triumph Stag for sale

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I have owned my 1978 (S reg) Triumph Stag since 1999. When I purchased the car I decided I would attend to remedial jobs as they were needed. Having enjoyed taking it to cars shows I decided to take it off the road in 2000. A house move then diverted my time and since then it has been garaged and off the road for 16 years. It has been regularly started and moved and during this period I made a start on improving it cosmetically and mechanically. Little else has been done since as my free time disappeared. So. with only regular starting. it has remained inside my dry garage. I can't every see me getting the time to work on it so I have. regrettably. decided to sell.
The engine starts and runs but is a little lumpy. as you might expect. not having been driven for any distance in 16 years.  
Bad bits:The fuel pump is a little temperamental and needs to be knocked to wake it up.  The indicators also stay on so that is a problem that needs addressing.  It would ideally be best to replace two front wings or lower half repair sections.  Two small holes in the boot pan (see photo)The drivers door would need a new skin.  It would perhaps benefit from new sills. although they are repairable.  The passenger window is slow to drop and raise.  A few of the dials are not working either.  The soft top has a small hole (see image) BUT it folds down with ease. O/S rear quarter bumper needs replacing - the rest would be good for re chrome. NOTE: Theee is NO hard top included in the sale and the carpet was thrown away sometime ago. There are probably other things to be attended to but I have not found them.
Positive things to mention:I have replaced the timing chains and tensioners. New rear half stainless steel exhaust fitted. Replacement rear light section welded in. New carb linkages fitted. New leads and distributor cap fitted. New hoses fitted. New fuel pipes in the engine compartment fitted. I have replaced the rear light panel and set about cutting out rust to the bottom of the n/s front wing and attending to the wing lips.  I have washed and polished the car regularly. Floor is very solid. Car was ziebart treated from new. The Stag. obviously. is not taxed and has no MOT. The purchaser would need to organise a trailer or have it professionally transported.
There is not warranty given with this sale nor implied in the sale and no returns accepted. UK purchasers only please and bid to buy and not to haggle.  NO RETURNS ACCEPTED. I welcome any inspection at my home address but please note the car is not road worthy at the moment and cannot be driven. Payment required when bidding ends please.
Open to sensible offers.
The photos available but only allowed to load 12. I also have a walk round video which also shows the engine running.
Thank you for looking and I'm happy to answer any questions.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU BID TO BUY AND NOT TO HAGGLEANDNO RETURNS ACCEPTED AND NO WARRANTY GIVEN OR IMPLIEDI RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW THIS CAR FROM SALE AS IT IS ADVERTISED ELSEWHERE AND MIGHT THERFORE SELL BEFORE LISTING ENDS.

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