1976 Triumph Stag


  • Extensive bare metal restoration in 2007 
  • Factory original engine, runs 'like a dream' following full rebuild in 2000
  • Full engine service engine out Feb -March 2023 for engine bay restoration
  • Rare and more desirable manual with overdrive. (new overdrive switch installed Feb 2023)
  • Genuine original car, loved and cared for for nearly three decades 
  • Thousands spent over the life of the car (£15,000. in the last three years recommissioning) 
  • Registered Historical vehicle - (MOT, ULEZ and TAX exempt)


With its attractive masculine looks and 70s sex appeal, the Giovanni Michelotti penned Triumph Stag was a British charmer that created a stir from the get-go. The V8-powered, four-seater convertible had all the right ingredients, it was practical, stylish and sounded spectacular so when it finally arrived two years later than planned Brits were queuing at the door to get one ordered, while others were paying above and beyond the list price in order to avoid the 12 month waiting time. 

In current ownership since 1994, this late model Triumph stag has seen a comprehensive level of attention over the years, resulting in the exceptional example you see here today. 

It's a genuine, corrosion-free original car, loved and cared for for nearly three decades and the vendor reports that its factory original engine in fantastic working order.

Thousands have been spent over the years including over £15,000 spent on recommissioning during the last  three years. Benefiting from a past engine rebuild by renowned specialist Practical Classics, a bare metal restoration in 2007 plus a recent mechanical overhaul, this sharp-lined stunner presents itself incredibly and is reported to run 'like a dream'. 

A characterful car that arguably did not get the admiration it deserved, the Stag is one of the most popular classics with restored and excellently presented examples such as this one being the most sought-after. 

Used as a casual weekend driver or classic car show stopper, it will provide much enjoyment and satisfaction thanks to the tremendous level of attention it has received in the past 30 years. 


  • UK Registered 5th March 1976 
  • 7 previous keepers 
  • Current ownership since 1994 
  • Used up until 2016 before being put into storage until 2020 
  • V5c present 
  • Majority of paperwork miss placed during house moves 
  • Photo documentation of engine bay and boot floor restoration included 
  • Only been used on dry weather and has always been stored in a garage
  • Older images of bare metal restoration
  • Registered Historical vehicle, (MOT, ULEZ and TAX exempts)  
  • Drives superbly ready to enjoy

The vendor provides details of the following maintenance history:

2000: Practical Classics of Faversham, Kent carried out a full engine rebuild

2007: A specialist classic car restorer carried out a full bodywork restoration and bare metal respray. 
  • New rear quarters, door skins, front and back valets and front upper valet
  • Bare metal respray no expense spared. 
  • Underneath prepared and protected with Shultz under seal.
  • Front and rear bumpers re-chromed 2020 

2022: Spectrum Automotive Ltd fitted new brakes and brake master cylinder, a new clutch cylinder, new petrol tank and associated pipe work.

2020/2021: Prasads automotive Ltd carried out engine recommissioning work (after the car was stored off the road for six years). They also completed a full service. The brakes were overhauled and the rear drums renewed.

2021: The front and rear bumpers / overriders were re-chromed

2023: Faversham Classic supplied and installed (used) dashboard and centre console. They also supplied and installed missing chrome sections to the hardtop and reinstated the hardtop handles and chrome at top of window screen.
Tudor I J Garage removed the engine and gearbox to carry out repairs including a new battery tray. The engine bay was then repainted, the engine and gearbox overhauled and a new clutch fitted as well as overdrive. Various hoses and new brake pipes were fitted, a full service was carried out and then the car was MOT tested.

New Parts 2020-2023

  • New clutch master cylinder.
  • new clutch reservoir.
  • New Borg & Beck clutch
  • New brake master cylinder & servo
  • New brake pipes, pads
  • New / reconditioned Stromberg carburettors
  • New fuel tank, and filters
  • New front lights
  • New recondition dash & centre console
  • New chrome
  • New black & silver classic number plats, & boot carpet
  • New electronic ignition still in box
  • New front shocks
  • New up rated springs all round
  • Reconditioned super gill radiator, larger than standard. Absolutely no overheating issues
  • Complete restoration of hard top including new headlining
  • And many many more new parts


  • Exceptionally presented 
  • Repurposed dash and wood trim 
  • Retrimmed black vinyl seats 
  • Well-executed 70s sporty luxury 

Excellently styled with the intention of being comfortable and practical too, the interior of the stag is a joyous experience. Benefiting from a high-level retrim shortly after the body restoration, this example showcases a beautiful blend of original, refurbished and retrimmed components. 

The wooden dash and centre console was repurposed from another car and displays some small character-adding marks. Chrome circular dials are all situated in front of the driver and are all reported to be in full working order. The retrimmed black vinyl seats are in great condition and provide excellent comfort for all occupants, carpets are clean and undamaged throughout, including the rear boot space which has undergone recent retrimming. In conclusion, a wonderfully executed interior in fantastic order. 


  • Presented in superb condition 
  • Bare metal restoration in 2007 
  • Factory hardtop was recently restored including new chrome trims 
  • Black convertible roof in excellent condition 

Italian-designed and British-built, the Stag is a muscular, masculine brute that looks just as good as it sounds. The condition of the car is fantastic thanks to a comprehensive body restoration back in 2007 where the car was completely stripped, treated and repainted back to its original colour. 

The contrasting black roof was replaced in 2007 also and operates and appears like new. From bumper to badges, engine bay to the underside, this Stag is an exquisite example and has been restored to a very high standard. 


  • 3.0L V8 Petrol 
  • Rear-wheel drive 
  • Engine restored by renowned specialists Practical Classics in 2000 
  • Engine overhauled in 2020 by Prasads Automotive 
  • Recent service 
  • Renewed overdrive 
  • New clutch & master cylinder 
  • Renewed braked pipes & reservoir 
  • Renewed hoses 
  • Comprehensively maintained 

Spritely performance, strong acceleration and comfortable cruising, the V8 will provide more than enough enjoyment for anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel, comprehensively cared for over the vendor’s 30-year ownership the engine was initially restored by a renowned Stag specialist before benefiting from further refinement when it was overhauled in 2020 by Prasads Automotive. Reported to perform confidently and supplied with an MOT until July 2024 this Stag is ready to go.


Quilty in every way, this Stag is a wonderful classic. 

Presented in excellent condition with a record of being comprehensively maintained, cared for, always stored in a garage and only used on dry weather, it is one of the finest examples of the model we have come across and will make an unquestionable asset to any collection.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Stag
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 67,624 Miles
  • Engine size 2997
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
25 bids
  • jo•••• £20,000 24/09/23
  • ca•••• £19,000 24/09/23
  • jo•••• £18,000 24/09/23
  • pa•••• £17,000 24/09/23
  • se•••• £15,750 24/09/23
  • ke•••• £15,500 24/09/23
  • jo•••• £15,000 23/09/23
  • jo•••• £14,000 23/09/23
  • pa•••• £12,000 23/09/23
  • ca•••• £11,000 23/09/23

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