1973 Triumph Stag Base with TR-6 Engine and Toyota 5 speed transmission

1973 Triumph Other

Condition: Used
Make: Triumph
Model: Other
Type: U/K
Trim: Base
Year: 1973
Mileage: 77000
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Toyota 5 speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown (Rare Chestnut upholstery)
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Federal Way, Washington, United States
Power Windows
Leather Seats, Convertible

Description for Triumph Other 1973

The beautiful Stag had two big problems. The new aluminum V-8 was not a good engine and very few are still in use. Most Stags have Rover or Buick V-8 engines and quite a few have the ever reliable TR-6 engine which seem to last forever. The problem with the TR-6 conversion is that you lose power steering usually. The second big problem is that they are English and designed to meander about on curved roads and do not do well at highway and freeway speeds. We purchased this car several years ago and it had the TR-6 engine which has always performed quite well. When the stock transmission failed we purchased a Toyota 5-speed which has 4th gear 1-1 and 5th gear is about 1- .8 so it acts like an overdrive. Much better than the British overdrives in my opinion. This is a popular conversion for Triumphs and two companies are providing kits. I chose the Eaglegate kit as the other kit has a wet throw out bearing meaning that the hydraulic clutch activates the throw-out bearing. I like the Eaglegate kit and have purchased one for my 1947 Triumph roadster I am restoring. We have driven the car to many locations on the west coast from California to Canada and only failure was the transmission. I would drive it anywhere. The car is showing some wear but it is also 42 years old. I think it had a repaint prior to us purchasing it. We installed a new canvas top a few years ago but have never even opened it up. The tires have about 2000 miles on them.
On Aug-26-15 at 16:08:25 PDT, eller added the following information:

Per numerous requests I have added 10 pictures. 13 total. 1-3 exterior shots top up
4-6 exterior top down
7 Dashboard (Excuse sun light vs shadow.)
8+9 engine area from each side
10+11 interior, ote split in drivers seat.
12+13 underside including some apparent undercoating. It is very solid.
Note the top was never raised, e left the hard top on all of the time. The first time the canvas top has seen daylight was this morning for the pictures. I did not stretch it out all of the way but it was professionally installed a few years ago.
Lack of power steering was a concern. All I can say is the primary driver is a 69 (70 tomorrow) year old lady 5'-4" and she never had a problem with it. I drove maybe 5% of the time.
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