1972 Triumph Stag


  • Converted to a 3.5L Rover V8 engine, fully reconditioned in 2009
  • Underwent a full restoration in 2009
  • Includes a comprehensive history file related to the car
  • Interior was renewed during the restoration, featuring red vinyl with white piping on seats
  • Comes with a hard top and a virtually unused wind stop made of glass and matching red vinyl

The Appeal

The Triumph Stag is a classic British tourer, known for its comfortable ride and versatility on a variety of roads. With pleasing aesthetics, impressive performance and decidedly continental aesthetic, this has gone on to be one of the most recognisable classics in British motoring history.

This particular 1972 model has been meticulously restored, with a full body and mechanical overhaul carried out in 2009. In the process, a charming colour scheme of white and red has been fitted throughout the car, both internally and externally, and the Triumph powerplant has been replaced with an impressive 3.5L Rover V8. Fully reconditioned, this Stag is a beautiful classic that is comfortable and easy to drive, perfect for daily commuting or long scenic drives.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1972
  • Full restoration carried out in 2009
  • Invoices from 2009 for interior work amounting to £3,500
  • Comprehensive history file related to the car included
  • In current ownership since April 2023
  • Full service carried out after purchase, including all oils and the steering rack greased
  • Car used regularly for commuting about 20 miles per day
  • Car stored in a fully insulated garage/workshop since early October
  • Will be supplied with a fresh MOT

The Condition

  • Metalwork in very good condition
  • Car last painted in 2009
  • Hood replaced in 2009, in excellent condition
  • Paint in good condition but showing signs of age
  • Hard top included, with a slight colour mismatch
  • Hood cleaned and reproofed with Autoglym fabric roof restorer and reproofer
  • Interior renewed during the restoration
  • All seat foams, covers, door cards, trims, and panels replaced
  • 'T' bar fully refurbished
  • Interior features red vinyl with white piping on seats
  • Dash panels painted a dark furniture brown
  • Car is being supplied with:
    • Two extra steering wheels
    • Spare centre bumper section
    • Full set of new dashboard panels
    • 5 Mk2 road wheels without tyres
    • Virtually unused wind stop made of glass and matching red vinyl included

The Mechanics

  • Rover 3.5 V8 engine, with a four-pot Holley carburettor, coupled to a manual (LT77) 5-speed gearbox
  • Fully reconditioned in 2009
  • V8 originally fitted in a Range Rover classic, gearbox from a Rover SD1
  • Underside has been properly Schultz'd
  • Camshaft replaced during engine refurbishment
  • Radiator replaced with a larger aluminium one
  • Rear drive shaft boots replaced
  • Rover engine and (LT77) 5-speed gearbox provide sufficient power for modern traffic
  • Enhanced performance and reliability from the Rover conversion
  • Charismatic V8 sound from the oversized twin exhaust pipes.


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
✓ This vehicle is subject to third-party financing. The seller will clear all financing debts and associated costs on sale. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Stag
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 84,635 Miles
  • Engine size 3500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Aberystwyth
  • Location Wales
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
19 bids
  • ns•••• £10,000 05/03/24
  • jo•••• £9,500 05/03/24
  • ns•••• £9,000 05/03/24
  • xb•••• £8,500 04/03/24
  • ns•••• £8,000 04/03/24
  • pn•••• £5,500 04/03/24
  • it•••• £5,000 04/03/24
  • To•••• £4,200 03/03/24
  • pn•••• £4,000 03/03/24
  • pa•••• £3,600 03/03/24
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