With the distinct lines of Giovanni Michelotti, the Triumph Stag introduced a taste of luxury into the Triumph sports convertible range. Launched in June 1970 the Triumph Stag followed the theme of the 2000 series, featuring sleek lines and the distinctive ‘T’ roll-over bar which contributed significantly to the car’s overall rigidity. The car’s most obvious attractions was its 2+2 seating arrangement which made it fairly unique in its class, and the all-new 3 litre V8 engine providing lots of power and excitement to open-top motoring.
Unfortunately the engine also proved to be a weak point as neglect and particular service requirements caused problems including stretched timing chains, cylinder head corrosion, and overheating leading to warped cylinder heads and blown head gaskets. However, how to look after these engines is now well established and a well-cared for example should be no less reliable than any other comparable engine. The Stags were supplied with either a manual gearbox (with overdrive as standard from 1972) or automatic gearbox.
The Stag came into production in June 1970 and remained very much unaltered until production was finished in June 1977. The Mk1 version was produced until February 1973, when the Mk2 was introduced.
Produced from June 1970 to June 1977
Total built: 25 939