1971 Triumph Stag


  • A Stag with a 3.5-litre Rover V8
  • Manual gearbox with overdrive 
  • Repainted floorpans
  • 12 months MOT

The Appeal

The Triumph Stag is one of those cars which attracts a loyal following. Its sharp styling and capable mechanicals put it firmly on the map as a desirable classic British sports car. 

This particular Stag has the benefit of a manual transmission with overdrive, coupled to a 3.5-litre Rover V8 engine, allowing for superb performance. 

There are a few cosmetic areas which could be gradually improved, but the vendor tells us that the car is running and driving with no mechanical faults, having recently been treated to a professional engine tune. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 5th November 1971
  • Sold new in Glasgow
  • Road Tax and MOT exempt, but is provided with 12 months MOT 
  • Original right-hand drive
  • Extensive invoices for parts and servicing
  • Owner’s manual
  • Wiring diagram
  • Heritage certificate
  • Historic MOTs on file
  • V5C in vendor’s name

The Interior

  • The car has received new carpets, which look very smart 
  • When these were fitted, the floorpans were painted and sound deadening was reportedly fitted, with photos of the work completed 
  • The seat covers look clean and tidy, but are a little loose in places 
  • There are a few small areas of wear and tear to the upholstery
  • Contrasting white piping 
  • Seatbelts front and rear
  • The veneered dashboard is well stocked with a full set of instruments 
  • The radio has been removed 
  • The vendor tells us that the fuel gauge and temperature gauge can be temperamental, but these issues are being investigated
  • The passenger door handle is loose

The Exterior 

  • Finished in attractive white paint
  • The car comes with its original hardtop 
  • The soft top is looking worse for wear 
  • Rear luggage rack fitted 
  • There are chips, scratches and bubbling in the paintwork throughout
  • The chrome trim is pitted in places 
  • Underneath, there is surface corrosion, as you would expect to find
  • The vendor tells us that the underside has been sealed and treated  
  • The lamp lenses look clear and bright

The Mechanics 

  • Manual transmission with overdrive
  • Rover V8 engine fitted
  • Engine professionally tuned in January 2023, and new spark plugs fitted 
  • Engine oil and filter also recently changed
  • Some of the wiring will need to be insulated and tidied up 
  • The vendor tells us that the car is running and driving well, with no mechanical faults to report
  • There are extensive invoices on file for servicing completed and parts ordered


A Stag with a Rover V8 engine and an overdrive transmission. It’ll be great fun to own and drive. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Stag
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 64,557 Miles
  • Engine size 3500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Dartford
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
33 bids
  • je•••• £7,900 28/03/23
  • co•••• £7,800 28/03/23
  • je•••• £7,600 28/03/23
  • co•••• £7,500 28/03/23
  • je•••• £7,300 28/03/23
  • co•••• £7,200 28/03/23
  • je•••• £7,000 28/03/23
  • co•••• £6,800 28/03/23
  • je•••• £6,600 28/03/23
  • Ca•••• £6,500 28/03/23

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