1971 Triumph Stag Convertible
The Triumph Stag is a 2+2 sports tourer which was sold between 1970
and 1978 by the Triumph Motor Company, styled by Italian designer
Giovanni Michelotti. Envisioned as a luxury sports car, the Stag
was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class
models. All Stags were four-seater convertible coupes, but for
structural rigidity - and to meet proposed American rollover
standards of the time - the Stag required a B-pillar "roll bar"
hoop connected to the windscreen frame by a T-bar. A body color
removable hard top with defrost wires on the rear window, full
headliner and lever operated quarter windows was a popular factory
For consignment, our owner purchased the car in 1972 as its second
owner, and made use of it through graduate school and beyond. What
a fantastic car to have in graduate school! The mechanicals are all
up to date and consignor states if any parts are needed they are
readily available as new or rebuilt parts in Philadelphia from a
Stag Club which is very active. This car presents as overall very
nice. Here's to you Mrs. Robinson!
A double edged pointed spear like styled grille trimmed in chrome
and supporting dual headlights and a triangular orange signal light
in either corner leads the way. A nice shiny bumper with vertical
push bars is on below and all this adds up to give the car a unique
look. A center badge of a prancing Stag is noted on the grille.
Steel is very straight, gaps are nicely managed, and it is bathed
in red paint which shows nicely and is a factory matching respray
with no rust or inclusions but does show some dings and scratches.
The unique feature of this convertible 4 passenger car is the
addition of a B pillar just behind the driver's door that becomes
the rear base for what is a top structure. The front support being
the windshield surround in polished chrome. The top structure is
black texture coated steel. This was deemed necessary for
structural rigidity for the car and support for the rag top. The
top is back canvas and moves up and down easily by hand. No T
insert panels are necessary or available even as an option. The top
folds neatly down into a space behind the rear bench and a wide
chrome trimming surrounds this area of the tonneau covering. So if
it spits and you need to wear your Wellies, just put the top up and
you are "covered". On back the mid 70's Spitfire-esque styling
continues with another double pointed edge spear, edged in chrome
complete with matching spear shaped taillights that slightly wrap
around to the rear quarters. Another bumper with vertical push bars
is nice and sleek and wraps around the quarters as well and a
marker light floats just above. Some very light beginnings of
chrome pitting are seen on this bumper. 14-inch cast aluminum
wheels are on with a center hub badged with a stag. Jesus loves you
more than you will know, Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Sleekly styled deep saddle leather door panels sporting sloping
downward long armrests and a shiny actuator along with a front
mounted pouch greet us upon entry. Nice high and wide overstuffed
luxurious bucket seats with some tuck and roll inserts and smooth
bolsters all in the saddle leather, make up the front passenger's
chairs. For the back, a curved and undulating rear bench seat is in
and offers up room for two more, albeit tight on the legroom front.
Gold carpeting floods the floors, (I believe this to once be more
brown but has lost some of its color and now is gold). Upfront a
walnut veneer wood dash front houses the quintessential black faced
Smith's gauges. There is a gaggle of these circular gauges and air
vents are round as well making it look similar to a 747 cockpit. In
the center is a Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette radio, temp sliders with an
ash receptacle which dives downward and seamlessly meets up with a
console that has a ball topped shift lever and power window
toggles. A wood insert is surrounded by padded black vinyl on the
sides. In front of the passenger is a glovebox and an eyeball vent
in the corner. Overall the dash is slightly dirty and could use a
good detailing but fully functional. Heaven holds a place for those
who pray..Hey, hey, hey.
Looking quite industrial, very clean, and cast metallic we see the
2997cc V8. It is fed from the top with dual 1 barrel 175CD carbs
that are tilted on an angle with wide cast intake tubes snaking
their way into the mill. TRIUMPH badged valve covers and a silver
cast air intake covering are also seen. On the back is a 4 speed
manual transmission from the factory. The rear axle is a 3.70
designation. All is looking good and clean, no corrosion but slight
paint chip off on the shocks tower supports on top.
The ribbed floor pans and framing is solid. Dual tubular exhaust is
snaking its way through to the back for a dual driver's side exit.
Independent suspension is all around and power front disc brakes
are upfront and power drums on back. Factory stock style mufflers
are in the center flanking its way around the driveshaft, floor
pans, and X frame. No rust, just some more paint chips off and even
some factory red overspray.
A quick starter, smooth idle and taking off is no problem as is
running at cruising speed. Good handling and braking were
experienced. The top goes up and down easily and is in very good
like new condition. I owned a Spitfire and this is like driving a
high end version. Where have you gone Joe DImaggio? our nation
turns its lonely eyes to you, Woo, woo, woo.
A very nicely preserved original version of the Stag owned since
almost new from our consigner who cared for the car, and alway had
it inspected and maintained. Snap it up! And despite its name it
can be for the female population too!
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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