Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 40 Years Since The Last Stag -


‘I have owned my 1975 car “Buzz” for com­ing up to eight years. I promised my­self that I would own one when I turned 40, and it was a present to my­self. I al­ways wanted a big V8 Amer­i­can mus­cle car, but you don’t tend to find those in right-hand drive. The Stag is some­thing along sim­i­lar lines and, more im­por­tantly, it has that V8 sound that I love. It’s also a lot more prac­ti­cal than the MGB that I’ve owned for 27 years now.’


‘I bought my first Stag when I was 21 and I am now 49. I have been spe­cial­is­ing in the model for 15 years now (tri­umph­stagshop.co.uk). In­ter­est has def­i­nitely picked up over the past few years. For ev­ery ten cars we sell, three head abroad. Cus­tomers want cars that can be used reg­u­larly. We usu­ally up­rate the ra­di­a­tor, in­stall elec­tronic ig­ni­tion, a stain­less ex­haust and so on. There is no rea­son why Stags can­not be used ev­ery day if needs be.’


‘I wanted a car that was Bri­tish. It had to be a V8, a soft-top, ca­pa­ble of seat­ing four and fit a £10,000 bud­get. The Stag was an ob­vi­ous choice – espe­cially as I’d owned a TR6 in the past and re­mained in­ter­ested in the mar­que. Af­ter six months’ ex­ten­sive re­search and mul­ti­ple view­ings, I set­tled on this Topaz MkII in Jan­uary 2016. On the test drive, I put my foot down on a straight – the pick up and noise phys­i­cally sent a tin­gle down my spine. I was sold!’

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