This beautiful, well-sorted, strong driver has its original Stag V-8 engine with Patton Machine’s throttle body fuel injection (TBFI) system. As such, it starts immediately—either hot or cold—idles nicely, and runs like a modern car, while still retaining its distinctive exhaust burble. This car and its TBFI was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Stag News and now has over 6,000 miles of reliable motoring with this TBFI system under its belt and with no overheating issues. It also has it’s original 4-speed manual transmission, which shifts flawlessly.
I purchased this Stag in 2012 from the assumed 2nd owner who had rescued it from decades of long-term storage with engine issues. This owner had the engine professionally rebuilt, the exterior repainted in its original color, gas tank refurbished, and stainless steel exhaust installed. Subsequently, I have addressed a long list of needs, many with the help of my long-standing Triumph mechanic, Chip Collingwood of UK Motorsports. In addition to the TBFI conversion, these items have included sorting out a variety of electrical issues, installing a new 6-vane water pump, Wizard aluminum radiator, new clutch slave cylinder, new walnut dash veneer, new seatbelts all around, redone interior with new seat padding and upholstery, door cards, and rear side panels, Goodparts CV-jointed rear axle assemblies, rebuilt driveshaft assembly, new Spax rear shocks, and assorted new hoses and suspension bushings. All together since acquiring this Stag, I have spent more than $20,000 on these improvements (all my receipts are included with the sale).
The primary item remaining to be addressed is the car’s soft top, which appears to have completely disintegrated during its long-term storage life. Accordingly, it needs to have its soft top frame—which currently remains installed—cleaned and refurbished and new soft top fitted. All parts for refurbishing the frame and a new soft top (still in its shipping box) are included with the sale, along with a collection of other parts I have collected over the years.
This exceptional Stag is located near Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland and is priced at $14,500. Take a look at my photo album at https://baxa.zenfolio.com/p566925080. For serious inquiries, contact me (David).