Triumph Stag był konkurentem Mercedesa SL, konstrukcją zrealizowaną w całkowicie odmiennym, brytyjskim stylu. Projekt jego smukłego nadwozia wyszedł spod ręki Giovanni Michelotti’ego, a pod maską trafił nowo opracowany i pięknie brzmiący silnik V8. O bezpieczeństwo dbał solidny pałąk bezpieczeństwa, a w samochodzie podróżować mogły aż cztery osoby. Hitem nie został przez trudności eksploatacyjne, które po czasie w nieużywanym na co dzień klasyku są zdecydowanie łatwiejsze do zaakceptowania. Można się w nim zakochać, szczególnie gdy patrzymy na tak pięknie przygotowany egzemplarz, jak w ogłoszeniu.
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TRIUMPH STAG £19,995
MOT Expiry: 05/2015
Tax Expiry: SORN
Exterior Colour: Russet Brown
Interior Colour: Brown
Top Speed: 115
0 – 60: 11.6
Engine Capacity: 2997
Engine Configuration: V8
Few cars are truly in a class of their own, but the Triumph Stag is one of the elite. Here’s a four seater convertible with a V8 under the bonnet, and while other such cars are available they are far larger and substantially more expensive due to their Mercedes and Rolls-Royce badges. So if you’re after a British classic and want to transport up to four people al fresco in a hurry, with a wonderful V8 soundtrack, the Stag is your only option.
The Stag arrived in 1970, having first been dreamt up in the mid 60′s as a roofless GT based upon the 2000 saloon to complement the Vitesse. This was a time of turmoil in the British motor industry, with mergers and acquisitions taking place on a weekly basis. As a result the planned specifications for the Stag changed on a weekly basis, first it was to have a 2.0 straight 6, then a 2.5, and even talk of the Rover V8. The sensible step might have been to offer a range of different engines but British Leyland rarely new the meaning of sensible, so they decided to go with Canley’s own 3.0 V8 aimed at the lucrative US market. This 2997cc V8 churned out 145bhp and was mated to either manual or automatic transmission. In October of 1972 the highly desirable overdrive came standard on all manual cars.
In February 1973 Triumph revealed the MkII Stag. Changes included the fitment of a matt black tail panel and sills, plus new instruments and a smaller steering wheel. The wheel trims were now all silver, a hard top became standard and the rear quarter windows were deleted from the hood to prevent creasing. The engine benefited from a higher compression ratio with domed pistons. From this point changes became increasingly minor. In February 1973 alloy wheels replaced the wire wheels on the options list, then 3 months later the Stag was withdrawn from the North American market. Hazard and seat belt warning lights were fitted from January 1974 and in March air-conditioning was cut from the option list. Alloy wheels, tinted glass and a laminated windscreen became standard in October 1975. Then in June 1977 the final Stag rolled off the production line, with a total of 25,939 built.
Hardtop roof, Radio, Adjustable quarter lights, Electric driver and passenger windows, Heated rear window on hardtop, Heater, Speakers to rear, Dash clock, Lockable petrol cap.
This Stags smooth, gleaming flowing lines truly represent one of arguably Triumph’s most famous cars. With a recent new coat of paint, the car really stands out in both our studio and natural light, and presents in excellent order all around the car. The car exudes class whilst maintaining a sporty character, with kitsch additions in the gold stripe running down both sides alongside the renowned rostyle wheels and aluminium filler cap. The chrome and bright-work are in wonderful condition, retaining an excellent shine and integrity with only a minor graze to the rear off side buttress.
The interior is roomy and shows little sign of wear with a proud testament to originality inclusive of steering wheel, gear knob and radio. The driver and passenger sills are both in perfect condition, and the brown leather seats look almost unused whilst offering considerations to both comfort and support. The dash and corresponding gear gaiter surround are set apart in walnut burr; a classic finish with no unsightly cracks or marks. Filled with a surprising amount of tech for the age of the car, everything is pleasingly in good working order having covered so little miles.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original Triumph V8 unit works well with the 3 speed Borg-Warner transmission, with good torque output ensuring a clean pull through the gears. The engine bay itself presents very well indeed.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Original steel wheels with Rostyle “tin-plate” trims are in fantastic condition, with only very minor surface marks to the outer rims. Wheels are wrapped in recent Avon Radial tyres with plenty of tread.
First registered on 06/03/1975 this Stag remains in staggering condition and in keeping with its minimal mileage and that of one garaged for its life.
Sadly there is currently a lack of documentation with the car however its condition both visually and on inspection, leaves no doubt about its pampered history, mileage and originality.