The first of these beautiful 3 litre V8 cars was produced in 1970 which became known as the MK 1. In early 1973 the MK 2 was produced and from the end of 1972 the MK 1 cars took on some of the MK 2 changes. Production ended in 1977 by which time approximately 25,788 had been built
Technically it was a very advanced car with independent suspension all round servo assisted brakes, electric windows and power steering.
In the early days the Stag was not without its problems and it soon gained a poor reputation. Today those problems have been overcome, testament to the fact that around 34% of the original production survive. Now the cars are very much sought after, have very good parts availability and an enthusiastic owners club.
The raising and lowering of the hood is slightly more involved than that of a MGB or Alfa Romeo spider but it does benefit from a very neat storage system.
The model that Vintage Classics offers is a restored 1972/3 model finished in red with a manual overdrive gearbox and that all important original Triumph V8 engine. If you have never driven a Triumph Stag then you should do so, in motoring terms it is one of those “must do„ experiences. Being a four seater convertible with a lovely V8 engine and “nice„ power steering it ticks so many boxes that you will not want to hand the keys back at the end of the hire.
One of the major attractions of driving a classic car is to be able to hear the engine, the burble of the V8 engine is a real joy to the enthusiast’s ears. Forget your sub–woofers the sound of the Stag engine is pure music.
Compared to many classics cars the Triumph Stag was very advanced for its time and this is very noticeable as it is a very easy car to drive but still providing a nice balance between classic and modern and remains a head turner.
The Stag is a four seater with a good sized boot and was used to transport Prince Charles and Lady Diana at their wedding and has of course featured in a James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever.
Please note the seatbelts are standard, which is, static in the front and nothing in the back.
If you require the hardtop to be fitted to the car please given plenty of notice as it is a two man job.