The Triumph Stag was a two-door, four-seat, luxury touring car, designed to be Triumph's flagship model for the 1970s. Styled by prolific designer Giovanni Michelotti, and engineered by Harry Webster and Spen King, the Stag had direct competitors throughout its production life and was the blueprint for the many four-seat convertible on the market today. It was in production from 1970 through to 1977, but suffered from a lack of development and gained a reputation for engine problems caused by poor cooling. Triumph Stag - An Enthusiast's Guide explores the history, design and development of the car, taking a special look at the Stag's unique Triumph V8 engine - and how Stag owners today have largely solved the cooling problems.
Matthew Vale works full time in the IT industry and has been writing books and articles on classic cars and motorbikes since 2004. For this book on the Stag he has carried out extensive research into car, interviewing owners and working on his own vehicle.