1971 Triumph Stag 3.0L V8 Automatic.
Envisioned as a luxury sports car, the Triumph Stag was designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz SL class models. All Stags were four-seater convertible coupés, but for structural rigidity – and to meet new 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 removable hardtop was a popular factory option for the early Stags, and was later supplied as a standard fitment.
The Stag is more of a grand tourer than a sports car, very relaxing to drive and with one of the best exhaust notes around from its V8 motor.