Styled by Giovanni Michelotti, the Triumph Stag had Italian styling influence and was produced for eight years from 1970 to 1978. The classic new look of the four headlamps appearing on the grille and the newly composed front and back, was a style set to be seen on other Triumphs. Lots of the Stag was influenced by the Triumph 2000 saloon, and equipped wit a 3 litre V8 which later appeared in the Dolomite. Triumph Stag The Stag came equipped with power assisted brakes, power steering and electric windows as standard. Starring in the famous James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever, the Triumph Stag soon achieved an exclusive image, a graphic it needed to contend with the more expensive Mercedes 280SL. The maximum speed of just short of 110mph, the Stag can also go from 0-60mph in 9.3secs, making the Stag fast, stylish and exclusive. Its cheap price tag in comparison to other cars in the same market further aided the Stags marketability.
Using its top quality styling the Triumph Stag received much praise on its release, but this praise was brief once the car was sold through various car dealers, where there clearly was a high number of new owners returning the car complaining of engine issues. The issues experienced by many new Stag owners were reported to be as a result of inferior of production, an issue not limited by this kind of engine, but was common devote British Leyland products. Low spending power caused further variations to produce little improvements to the Stag, never fully rectifying the problem of the troublesome engine. Designed with a three speed automatic gear box, the Stag offer an information option, although this is the only real major option made offered to Stag buyers, with another solutions being AC and a tray for luggage.
The troublesome engines of the Stag are now usually replaced by Ford or Rover engines by collectors today, although Triumph Stags with their original engine do tend to be worth a greater amount of money set alongside the cars with newly fitted engines. The Triumph Stag is really a very collectible classic, with many the websites and owners clubs put up across the United Kingdom.