Styled by Giovanni Michelotti, the Triumph Stag had Italian styling influence and was produced for eight years from 1970 to 1978. Triumph Stag rebuild The classic new look of the four headlamps appearing on the grille and the newly composed front and back, was a design set to be seen on other Triumphs. Plenty of the Stag was influenced by the Triumph 2000 saloon, and equipped wit a 3 litre V8 which later appeared in the Dolomite. The Stag came designed 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 higher priced Mercedes 280SL. The most speed of just lacking 110mph, the Stag may also go from 0-60mph in 9.3secs, making the Stag fast, stylish and exclusive. Its cheap price compared to other cars in exactly 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 vehicle was sold through various car dealers, where there clearly was a lot of new owners returning the vehicle complaining of engine issues. The problems experienced by many new Stag owners were said to be due to the inferior of production, an issue not restricted to this particular engine, but was common devote British Leyland products. Low spending power caused further variations to create little improvements to the Stag, never fully rectifying the matter of the troublesome engine. Equipped with a three speed automatic gear box, the Stag offer a guide option, although this is the only major option made available to Stag buyers, with one other solutions being AC and a sheet for luggage.
The troublesome engines of the Stag are actually usually replaced by Ford or Rover engines by collectors today, although Triumph Stags making use of their original engine do tend to be worth a better amount of money set alongside the cars with newly fitted engines. The Triumph Stag is a very collectible classic, with many the websites and owners clubs setup across the United Kingdom.