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 design set to be seen on other Triumphs. classic car rebuild Lots 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 built 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 picture it needed seriously to compete with the more costly Mercedes 280SL. The maximum speed of just in short supply of 110mph, the Stag may possibly also go from 0-60mph in 9.3secs, making the Stag fast, stylish and exclusive. Its cheap price in comparison to other cars in the same market further aided the Stags marketability.
Using its high 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 is a large number of new owners returning the car complaining of engine issues. The problems experienced by many new Stag owners were said to be as a result of inferior of production, a concern not limited by this specific e ngine, but was common devote British Leyland products. Low spending power caused further variations to produce little improvements to the Stag, never fully rectifying the issue of the troublesome engine. Equipped with a three speed automatic gear box, the Stag offer a guide option, although this is the only real major option made available to Stag buyers, with one other possibilities being AC and a sheet for luggage.