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Sale price: £2,550.00 make an offer

Price trends for this listing: £3,507.00

Car location: Holsworthy, Devon, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other
Doors: 2
Mileage: 95,735
Seats: 4
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Tow Bar
Interior/Comfort Options: Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Windows
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2) based on 192 votes

Welcome to the auction for my 1971 Tax Exempt Triumph Stag. which I have owned for over 11 years. It was immaculate when I bought it and was then stored on the drive for several years due to lack of garage space. This took its toll a little on the bodywork as you can see from the photos. I had planned to strip it have several new panels fitted and then a respray. I therefore. put the car into dry storage around 4 years ago in anticipation of this. However. in reality I have too many classic cars and need to reduce them down to a manageable number. I got as far as buying the panels. from Rimmers. which are available by separate negotiation.
Mechanically the car is spot on. It has the Triumph V8 engine with manual overdrive. There are no overheating issues. these engines are great if looked after correctly. Oil & filter has been changed every 3000 miles. It has champion plugs. It doesn't like NGK and neither do Minis. MGBs or Rover V8s for some reason. It has a summer thermostat and the temperature sits about 1/3 up the gauge. I fitted new Payan head gaskets about 8 years ago. The heads were not skimmed as they were fine. I had new timing chains tailor made from the same chain manufacturer that supplies Mercedes. These were fitted about 10. 00 miles ago. These should not be as short lived as standard Stag chains and should last many more years/miles. Overdrive works great and there is no water in the 'V'. From what I can see the underneath of the car is good. I fitted a new clutch and rebuilt the rear brakes with new adjusters about 10. 00 miles ago.
There is a rip in the base of the driver's seat. I had a new quality soft top fitted about 6 years ago. The headrests are not included. as they belong to my MGB GT. Rear suspension has been polybushed. The car has Stainless sports exhaust pipes and sounds fantastic. I decided to recommission the car last summer and have only driven just over 500 miles since the MOT.
In summary. it is a useable mechanically sound car. but will obviously need some bodywork in the future.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You are welcome to view before the end of the auction. My view of the condition may differ to yours. Once the auction has finished the price is non negotiable. I have been honest and am proud of my 100% feedback. If you have less than 5 feedbacks or less than 95%. then contact me before bidding. or I will cancel your bid.
I may consider a sensible offer within ebay rules.
Please only bid if you intend to buy. Please do not waste my time and yours by bidding  and not collecting. Non paying bidders will be reported to ebay.  
A £100 deposit must be paid by Paypal or cash within 24 hours of auction end. The balance is to be paid by cash on collection within 7 days. If you need more time to arrange collection. then please contact me before the end of the auction. The car is taxed and insured. so the winning bidder can drive away. Please be aware that the car has been been laid up for some years and needs to be used to be loosened up a little with regular use. I took it out today and thought that the suspension felt a little floaty. Otherwise it drove great and pulls fantastically.

On 20-Apr-13 at 21:54:25 BST. seller added the following information:

There is a break in the soft top frame near where it meets the windscreen on the drivers side. I have a spare frame to go with the car. You would need to combine the 2 to make 1 good frame. Engine bay is silver. Rear arches are very good. Front arches were filled in places to get through the MOT. I also have a spare boot lid and drivers door available by separate negotiation.

On 21-Apr-13 at 06:54:32 BST. seller added the following information:

Please note that the lip on the hard top where it sits on the body has a fair bit of rust and will need attention. It is an original steel factory hardtop.

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