Triumph Stag Tyres
- The Triumph Stag initially came fitted with 185-14 Tyres.
- Presently the best tyre for a pre-1976 Triumph Stag is the 185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P.
- For these tyres we recommend the Michelin 14F inner tube.
- In 1976 Triumph found that their Stag had improved handling when fitted with 175 HR 14 Michelin XAS, so they changed the standard fitment of the Stag to 175HR14 making this the best tyre for a Triumph Stag today.
- These tyres would best fit an Michelin 14E inner tube.
- We are aware that many people want a tyre with a white band for this car, the 185 R 14 Michelin MXV Whitewall offers this whilst also offering the best performance.
- We have also sourced a 195/75 R 14 Hankook Whitewall with a 3/4" white band which is excellent value.
Here is what Longstone Tyres recommends based on your Triumph Stag tyre needs:
185 HR 14 Michelin MXV-P for a Triumph Stag (1970-1976).
175 HR 14 Michelin XAS for a Triumph Stag (Post-1976).
History of the Triumph Stag
Built between 1970-1977, the Triumph Stag was a convertible four-seater luxury sports car designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz SL. However, for structural rigidity and to meet the new American rollover requirements a B-pillar was added that was connected to the windscreen via a T-bar. The car however suffered from mechanical unreliability (notably overheating) for which most owners replaced the engine entirely, some even putting in the Triumph 6-cylinder that the car was originally designed for. Only 25,877 models were produced before production ended.