Stylish, fast and practical, the Stag began life as a Triumph 2000-based styling exercise by Italian carrossier Giovanni Michelotti. A 2+2 convertible, Michelotti’s design featured a quad-lamp grille and sculpted front and rear ends, the latter destined to appear on many future Triumphs. By the time production commenced in 1970, the 2000’s six-cylinder engine had been replaced by a 3.0-litre V8 based on an overhead-camshaft four already being produced by Triumph for SAAB.
A padded, ‘T’-shaped roll bar bracing the door pillars and windscreen was one of the Stag’s most distinctive features, and the model could be had in soft-top, hardtop, or soft-with-hardtop forms.
This Mark II Triumph Stag comes with a black hood and matching hardtop. A condition ‘1+’ car with matching numbers, this Stag can only be described as being as close to a new Stag as you could get at 38 years old.
Owned by only 1 family and 2 private owners from new the vehicle is supplied with a nominal mileage of just 36,000 and a comprehensive history file with bills and invoices for many thousands. Accompanied by spare keys, heritage certificate, MOT’s, tax discs and handbook, this car has clearly had a charmed life. This Stag is an exceptional vehicle, quite removed from the majority of its moderate condition counterparts and represents a rare buying opportunity.