1971 Triumph Stag - V8, 4 spd., hard top, Owner for 38 years! Bring a trailer

Price: US $3,650.00 Item location: Campbell, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Stag
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 66200
  • VIN: LE2122L
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3 liter V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

19710000 Triumph Stag

Pampered 1971 Triumph Stag needing a new owner. This vehicle has had only three owners from new and I have owned and maintained it for the last 38 years. Only 66,200 total miles are shown on the two speedometers this car has had. First speedo dropped the indicator needle (shown in photo) and was replaced with an NOS speedo. The car has been off the road since 2009 when it overheated and I purchased a new gasket set to repair. I never started on the project, so it is time to offer this to the next enthusiast. I have kept the car essentially stock but with a few improvements. I purchased the last factory hard top available in the U.S. when I purchased this car in 1979. By the time I had painted and assembled the hard top, it was evident that this car was not going to be a daily driver as first intended. The hard top has not been on the car except for the photos shown and needs to be properly fitted. Small rip in hard top head liner and a loose piece of chrome trim. The soft top in the covered boot is very rough and is thought to be original (three-window type) to the car and will need replacing. I always drove the car as an open convertible on weekends and vacations.
I fitted wider 205/70 - 14 Pirelli CN-36 tires in the late 90's. These are getting hard and also should be replaced soon. Koni shocks and struts were installed at all four corners in the late 80's. Timing chains, exhaust, brakes, fuel pump, clutch, clutch fork, power steering rack, master cylinder, water pump, carbs, oil pump and transmission have been either rebuilt or replaced within the last 20k miles. Original chrome wire wheels are unique to the Stag and have a straight spoke radiating from the center hub instead of the traditional bend in the spoke. The car was repainted prior to my purchase in 79'. The paint job still shows well in the photos, but the pictures do not show the dings, blemishes, crazing and general dulling from almost 40 years of age. The bright paint seen in the photos is a testament to a recent detailing and the fact that the car is always stored under a cover and in a garage. There has been a small area of bondo work forward of the passenger side rear wheel (probably the reason for the repaint) by a previous owner.
The car starts and can be driven for short distances, but the intake manifold water leak prevents the engine from coming up to operating temperature. A video of the engine running is available to view. The new gasket set, old parts saved from repairs, some books and many receipts are also available with the car.