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M25 Classics – 1974 Triumph Stag

M25 Classics – 1974 Triumph Stag

This stylish British sports car was launched in 1970, and by the time production ended seven years later 25,939 had been made. That was less than Triumph had hoped for, but fast forward the best part of fifty years and those that survive hold plenty of appeal for enthusiasts.

The car we have here is a Mk II model, this revised version being introduced in 1973 and benefitting from improvements inside and out and tweaks to the characterful 3.0-litre V8 engine.

The Stag has plenty of fans in the classic car world, but as you can see time hasn’t really been kind to this particular example. Having been left in a garden in the 1990s, it was from there that it was rescued by M25 Classics and it’s condition today is just as it was found.

The huge amount of corrosion is clear to see, and we think it would take a skilled and committed restorer to get this cool British classic back on the road. And they would also have to tackle the damage to the hardtop that was inflicted by a tree that fell on the car while it was in storage…

This project would certainly be a challenge, then, but one we would love to see someone take on. These popular cars have a strong following and benefit from enthusiastic club and specialist support, and when you consider the style and performance on offer it’s easy to see why they are so appealing.

The Giovanni Michelotti design is still very eye-catching, and thanks to that V8 engine and all-round independent suspension this four-seater is plenty of fun to drive. The question is whether this example can be rescued, so are you looking for your next project?

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