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1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW

Sale price: £4,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 11.07.2013

Car location: Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Useable Stag, not perfect but drives okay and doesnt look too bad!Tax free rarer MK1 model so very cheap to run and insure. Fitted with a new Weber carb and adaptor.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other
Doors: 2
Mileage: 64,000
Seats: 4
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Safety Features: Immobiliser
Interior/Comfort Options: Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Windows
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1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 187 votes
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  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW
  •  1971 TRIUMPH STAG MK1 MANUAL (TAX FREE) YELLOW

This is my 1972 Triumph Stag 3. 0l V8. Its got the original Triumph engine fitted which still starts on the button and runs okay.
This was my first attempt at a classic car ownership and im now looking for a TR6 instead.
I bought this early last year and havent used it that much. Bought from a classic car dealer in the New Forest i drove it back to South Wales. thats the longest trip ive done it it. I did around 100 miles in it in Aprilprobably have only used it a dozen times since then.  
Good points.
Comes with a load of history and a box full of receipts for work carried out going back to 1986. lots of old MOT certificates and invoices for work including a major engine rebuild that was carried out in the 1990's.
The car has been well looked after during most of its life and i believe the mileage to be genuine from the reciepts available.
Original TV8 motor which starts and runs well and sounds just gorgeous!! 
Body looks reasonably presentable but isnt mint. if you want a mint one look elsewhere and look at spending over 10k
The interior is tidy. no major rips or tears. both the door cards are tidy.
The dashboard has been re-varnished at some point so is tidy and presentable.
Tax free!! I pay just over £80 pounds a year to insure it. thats fully comp with unlimited insurance including breakdown and recovery. The actual running costs arent that high. its reasonable on fuel (i get around 25mpg on a run) 
It has a new Weber twin choke carb and custom Ramflo air filter fitted. This set up was over 450 quid.
It has the custom expansion bottle fitted which helps to keep it cool (around 150 quid)
I have fitted an additional cooling fan to help regulate the temp.
Starts well. pull the choke out and it fires up and settles down to a nice tickover from cold.
Lumenation electronic ignition.
New hoses and HT leads fitted 
New oil filter and oild change about 100 miles ago. Original canister type filter.
Tidy original MK1 softop (small quarterlight windows fitted) which isnt in bad shape. goes up and down okay when you get used to it.
Hard top present and useable but  not in great shape underneath.
Underneath looks good. i had a good look underneath it at the last mot and there was no immediate welding needed. its been undersealed well by the looks of it. The chassis looks clean and tidy and no obvious corrosion that i can see.
Bad Points.
Body panels have been replaced at some stage and the shut line isnt great particularly on the nearside door (pictured). There is evidence of repair panels over the wheel arches. these look like they have been done a few years ago but you can see if you look close where they were welded in.
The overdrive doesnt work. never has since ive had it and ive never got around to looking why.
Oil leaks. Its always leaked oil from the rocker cover gaskets. ive tried cork. silicon and lots of goop. they still leak. The fixing bolts leak too. ive tried new seals. washers. ptfe tape and silicon sealers. they still leak although now its not that bad. If the car is hot and idling it will drop a few spots in a few minutes. Its not gushing out! but im being honest. I normally put a tray under it.
It has a small amount of water in the "V". its leaking from one of the inlet manifolds by the looks of it. not a major leak. it gathers if its left for a week or so without use.
One of the inlet bolts on the offside has lost its thread. this pulled out when i attached the new accelerator cable to it. ive had to cable tie that down for the moment. ideally i would suggest all the inlet bolts are removed and Wurth inserts fitted. Not a major job and now easier due to the single carb set up.
Carb may still need a little fettling to set up 100%. when its hot it can run a bit lumpy. it may need a bit of fine tuning to get it spot on.
Passenger side electric window doesnt work all the time. sometimes its fine. i think its a switch issue.
Chrome work isnt great (see pic) its pitted across most of the bumper and there has been a welded repair on one piece. They dont look too bad from a distance though.
It has a wheel wobble around 60 mph. been like it since i bought it and never got worse. it goes at around 70 so i just drive it fast! It sits at 75 quite nicely.  
Rev counter bounces around like crazy. always has. its a "feature".
I fitted a stereo just to fill the hole. it works but is really quiet. Dont ever use it as the V8 is the only soundtrack you will want to listen to.
Passenger door and boot dont lock. again never have since ive had the car. its always garaged so doesnt bother me. Drivers door locks fine.  


There are probably a few more things ill add to this as i think of them. Im being realistic about what im asking. tidy stags are a good investment and a good one will fetch good money. this is useable and not too bad. with a little bit of time and money spending on it it could be a nice example. I bought this as a stop gap until i could afford a TR6 which i think i can just about do now. I only have space in the garage for one car so it needs to move on.
Car is in South Wales about 10 miles north of Junction 32 of the M4. Happy to give a good test drive and/or examination
Cash on collection please.





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