Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / Triumph / Car for sale

1978 Triumph Stag

Sale price: £4,500.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

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
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

1978 Triumph Stag for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2) based on 69 votes
1978 Triumph Stag Photo
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag
  • 1978 Triumph Stag

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.

Also published at

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic Triumph cars offered via internet auctions:

1971 Triumph Stag
price: $US $9,800.00
1971 Triumph Stag
1953 Triumph Other herald
price: $US $950.00
1953 Triumph Other herald
1976 Triumph TR-6
price: $19,900.00
1976 Triumph TR-6
1968 Triumph TR5
price: £39,850.00
1968 Triumph TR5

Latest arrivals:

1959 Triumph TR3 1959 Triumph TR3 4 $35,995.00
1972 Triumph Spitfire 1972 Triumph Spitfire 4 $11,995.00
1963 Triumph TR4 1963 Triumph TR4 4 $14,995.00
1972 Triumph TR-6 1972 Triumph TR-6 4 $12,995.00
1961 Triumph TR3 1961 Triumph TR3 21 $31,950.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 1974 Triumph TR-6 21 $18,900.00
1979 Triumph Spitfire -- 1979 Triumph Spitfire -- 21 $8,950.00
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1976 Triumph Spitfire 10 $4,800.00
1975 Triumph TR-6 1975 Triumph TR-6 5 $18,000.00
1979 Triumph Other TR7 1979 Triumph Other TR7 16 $11,000.00
1974 Triumph TR-6 TR-6 1974 Triumph TR-6 TR-6 1 $8,900.00
1971 Triumph TR-6 1971 Triumph TR-6 12 $US $5,000.00
1968 Triumph TR 250 TR 250 1968 Triumph TR 250 TR 250 9 $US $38,350.00
1973 Triumph Other 1973 Triumph Other 15 $US $1,800.00
1976 Triumph TR 7 1976 Triumph TR 7 7 $US $500.00
1970 Triumph TR-6 1970 Triumph TR-6 13 $US $6,500.00
1976 Triumph TR-6 1976 Triumph TR-6 18 $US $3,500.00
1972 Triumph TR-6 1972 Triumph TR-6 12 $US $6,900.00
1969 Triumph TR-6 -- 1969 Triumph TR-6 -- 21 $US $202.50
1975 Triumph TR-6 1975 Triumph TR-6 16 $US $4,300.00