Cheap Project! 1972 Triumph Stag

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As we have noted before, the Triumph Stag was a pretty decent car in search of a few components. One owner has taken that into their own hands by inserting a Buick V-6 where the small Triumph V-8 used to live. The resulting mashup is now for sale here on eBay where the opening bid is only $900 and there’s a buy it now for $1,800. The vintage Triumph is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I’m surprised that something at least similar to the Stag’s original exhaust system still survives. The seller of the car tells us that it ran in this configuration two years ago and that the car is fitted with a four-speed transmission. I’ve seen many converted Stags (estimates range as high as 25% of all the Stags built have ended up with non-original powerplants) and usually the Buick V-6 ones have an automatic attached.

Triumph really did not use the greatest pallette of colors in the 70s, and a surprisingly large number of survivors are brown. Not my favorite color (colour?) although it may well be yours! That large slot in the front fender is for the factory sidelight/reflector.

In case you don’t remember, the Stag had one of the more unusual top setups around, with a removable steel hardtop fitted to most US versions, a soft top permanently installed that closed under a hard boot cover, and a T-top section for rigidity as well as window frames that all showed when the top was down. By the way, those seats are actually really comfortable.

Here’s that V-6, although I don’t see how it ran without a carburetor? Perhaps the owner will include it in the sale.  Overall this could be an inexpensive project to have ready for the Spring; does it meet your topless needs for 2019?

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  1. carter

    might need a little work😂😂

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  2. Miguel

    Haha, you referred to a Triumph Stag as cheap. Even if you get it for free, it will never be cheap.

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  3. simon

    The last one I had I paid 1500 for garaged for 40 years with the original V8, essential as they are worthless without it, it was locked up and I paid $8000 getting it right and a year, I only lost $2000, so be careful, they are normally money pits, but sound great without the centre boxes fitted.

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  4. Danger Dan

    The stag always holds a higher value than some of the other triumph models. I like the t-bar roll bar, looks great when the top is off- Dan
    Don’t like the name though. I want to cruise with the ladies

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  5. dweezilaz

    Jeremy Clarkson talks Triumph Staaaaaaaaag.

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  6. HoA Howard AMember

    Actually, I bet if it was finished, it would be a pretty sweet car. I’d like to see the underside to see how it was put together, but with the motors being the Achilles heel on these, it would seem an ideal swap. The seller is hosing us, I don’t think it ever ran. Triumph forums show this as a popular swap with good results. I’d sure like it.

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