1977 Triumph Stag
Highly under-rated classic with fantastic looks
Wonderful under-rated classic, which has been reliable and great fun to drive. However, you do need to be prepared to tinker quite a bit to keep it running well.
The age of the vehicle means just about everything has been replaced or reconditioned on mine. Beware buying a cheap one; a proper full engine rebuild will cost you $10K (AUD) - I know!
I get positive comments on the car almost every time I take it out. With power steering and auto, it's easy to drive on a daily basis, comfortable, and the performance is respectable. I've fitted electronic ignition, extractors and high compression pistons, so it goes well - but it's not about speed, it's about looking cool and a bit vintage when cruising.
Other necessary mods are an extra cooling fan for hot days, and Datsun half-shafts, so the back-end doesn't twitch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2011