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    Hello All,

    A quick intro.

    I sold my '69 Mini Cooper S, a few months ago as my wife and 2 kids just didn't like it, although I loved it. In my view a good alternative for the family is a nice comfortable 4 seat classic, so I'm aquiring a Triumph Stag.

    I am buying a Stag that spend years in a private car museum in Wales. It hadn't turned a wheel in decades and was fitted with a straight six engine, but being in a dry museum, is free from any serious corrosion. It's a 1972 MK1.

    The specialist stag garage have stripped it completely and it's just been resprayed in the original Saphire Blue, and it's being rebuilt with partly original and some replacement parts. The engine going In is a rebuilt Triumph V8. The refurbished interior is Shadow Blue. The hood, wheels, brightwork etc will be new.

    I'm really looking forward to taking delivery in a couple of months or so, and I'm happy to have a car that was once a true museum piece back out on the road.

    I''m joining the SOC, and hope to take the car to some events and post here from time to time.

    Cheers!


    #2
    Hello and it sounds like a wonderful car is on the way
    Cheers Alex
    Mk 1 White 19 ,MK1 Hood, Red trim TRV8 Minilite

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      #3
      Welcome to Stag ownership. I'm based on the Welsh border and have owned my Stag for 8 years. Give me a call and let's have coffee to discuss the delights of Stag ownership and the benefits of SOC membership.
      Steve

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        #4
        Welcome Tim, sounds as though you have picked a good car, spent a lot of money and have chosen, in my opinion, the best colour! Which museum was it in, or can't you say? You have joined the best club and I hope that you have many happy years with your Stag. Regards, John.

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          #5
          It was in Pembrokeshire Motor Museum in Haverfordwest. It closed a couple of years ago. The saphire blue was the original colour, and I was looking for a dark blue car so that suited well.
          i live in West London Steve, so Welsh borders a bit of a hike for a coffee but thanks for the invite!

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            #6
            Morning Tim,

            Welcome to the SOC, and the joys (hopefully ! ) of Stag ownership.
            Yep, I've seen your car at Faversham last week, and it does look really nice. Sapphire is my 2nd favourite colour, my own car is Tahiti Blue.
            I daresay being in the museum has saved it from racking up a huge mileage and the ravages of rust the poor old Stag can suffer.
            I can't remember where Trevor said you lived, but I'm down in Deal, if you are ever down this way feel free to get in touch.
            Enjoy your car when it's ready...….and the heater is very good, so nice and warm in the winter !

            Neil.
            '77 Tahiti Blue, Spax, MoD, poly-bushed.

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              #7
              Sounds like it will be a peach.
              Carbs suck.

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                #8
                Welcome to the mad house

                Regards

                Bruce
                1973 GT6 Mk3 Pimento Red
                1974 Stag TV8,MOD,3.45 diff,French Blue,Tomcat seats, Belt EWP, Header Tank

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                  #9
                  Welcome Tim, you definitely chose the best colour......
                  Nick
                  Plenty of room in the back for the dog

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                    #10
                    Welcome. I agree Sapphire Blue is a fantastic colour.

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                      #11
                      Welcome to Stag ownership.

                      Very spooky indeed, when we were looking for our Stag which we purchased September last year this car was one of the options Trevor put to us. Got some serious consideration but inpatients and funds made us come down on the side of a ready to have fun car (Just come back from 2100 mile round trip of the South of France). with a ZF auto box, which was top of our wish list. This was also an introduction via Trevor. Cant rate Trevor and his team at Faversham highly enough.

                      Other similarity is names Tim W, or Woolly for short.

                      Happy motoring.

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                        #12
                        Welcome aboard
                        Sounds like a nice car
                        Looking forward to seeing some pictures

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                          #13
                          hi your in the right place I would find it very difficult to own a stag if it wasn't for the good people on here on hand to help
                          good luck with the car mate.

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                            #14
                            Hi and welcome from Tenerife, but I used to live in North Wales, if you are a Welsh resident which part do you call home.
                            A few years ago I used to produce an Annual Calendar featuring owners cars, and the one below is of a "blue" one submitted in 2012, but I don't know which shade of blue it is (is it the same as yours?), no doubt someone will tell me.
                            .
                            Terry (home - Los Cristianos) ~ (YouTube site - "Tenerife Terry" to see uploaded videos)

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                              #15
                              Sounds like you have a shed load money which is a necessity for a Stag owner, be sure to buy some rose tinted glasses. Majority of Stag owners swear by them/

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