Evaluation: One of three Michelotti-designed Stag fastback prototypes built and represented as the only one known to exist. With the same family since 1987, restored in the 1980s and again in 2016. In presentable older restored condition, but the main draw here is its unique bodywork.
Bottom Line: Although a coupe version of Triumph’s V8 Stag looked great and showed promise, British Leyland shelved the project, focusing on the Jaguar XJ-S instead. The Stag is not one of Triumph’s most beloved models. In fact, it’s one of the company’s least. Problems with overheating engines wrecked its reputation, and its upmarket aims as a more comfortable cruiser were a big departure from Triumph’s tradition of few-frills sports cars. But this is still a neat and unique piece of the company’s history and the price it brought is not outrageous. Probably triple what a normal Stag in this condition would expect to bring but, still, not outrageous.