Running 1971 Triumph Stag At No Reserve

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As covered on this site before, there are frequently Stags for sale. However, they aren’t manual transmission, almost rust-free, running ones up for sale often like this one here on eBay at no reserve! It’s been donated to a charity that is selling it on as-is. It’s located in Ventura, California, and bidding is currently at only $1,200! It looks like someone has put a 4-barrel conversion onto the stock Stag V8, which I’ve heard isn’t a bad thing (although I’m one of the few British car folks around that likes the original Strombergs). The interior is serviceable, although the driver’s seat needs a little work, and even the padded dash and wood don’t look too bad. If it were close to me, I’d be bidding! No, it’s not a perfect car, but I’d love to drive it while I worked on it a little. How about you?

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Comments

  1. Kenneth Kinard

    I believe the carb is a 2v Holley…center hung float with only one fuel inlet.

  2. Doug

    You’re not the only British car fan that likes well tuned SUs. I recently purchased a beautiful ’70 MGB. I passed on many of them that had the Weber DGV conversion. Never did like that carb. I had one on a Spitfire, and had more problems than I could count on both hands! Give me a pair of SUs any day! One of the most simplest and easy to work on carbs made, once you spend a little time and effort learning about them.

  3. George

    The electrical system has had some “modifications” to make it work. The pictures are on the eBay ad if you scroll down.

  4. Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

    @Kenneth — thanks for the expertise! I freely admit I don’t know domestic carbs.
    @Doug — yup, give me Strombergs or SU’s…I speak that language.
    @George — I did notice that…honestly, if it runs now I can deal with that over time by tracing wires. I do wonder what the switches do! I can’t deal with the 3,000 mile distance away, though.

  5. Barry

    I just love the stags. Coming from the UK I knew somebody who had one and just loved the look of these cars and also the triumph 2000 station wagon. Both nice looking cars and yes would prefer the su’s.

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