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Sub zero 2 6.25%
Cool 11 34.38%
Uncool 6 18.75%
Seriously uncool 10 31.25%
Meh 3 9.38%
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You had to post up one in turd brown, didn't you?
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A TR8 convertible might just about be a nice thing to own but could they ever be classed as cool? Never
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After seeing the car at the Geneva motor show, a quite famous car designer said:

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"My God! They've done it to the other side as well!"
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Things wrong at launch:

1. No Dolly Sprint engine
2. Looked ****
3. Drove ****
4. Was really badly built

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1. Erm.....

A V8 powered car with a lot of work done to it could be a bit of a weapon and the works rally cars were fairly spectacular but there's no way an automotive joke such as this could ever be considered cool.
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As the contemporary advert said: "It's better to drive than it looks". Just as well. A mate of mine had a rather rusty example that wouldn't start one morning, so they tried bump-starting it. The back axle came away from the bodywork ... They weren't actually a bad car apart from the looks and build quality, but never cool.
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I had two of these the hardtop and then the convertible, at the time (1980) these looked so different from anything else on offer and the amount of attention both cars got was unbelievable,you have to remember the looks of other cars available at the time to really appreciate what BL where trying to achieve,however i have to admit they where truly awful to drive, the 2.0 litre was underpowered it should have been the sprint engine that was fitted but as I recall both this and the rover V8 as fitted to the stag suffered from cylinder head failures.I moved on pretty quickly as at that time I very rarely kept a car for more than a year (I was a car salesmans dream )before something else caught my eye, an Opel Manta I think it was and that was a car I really enjoyed,Oh to be young and foolish again
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As the contemporary advert said: "It's better to drive than it looks". Just as well. A mate of mine had a rather rusty example that wouldn't start one morning, so they tried bump-starting it. The back axle came away from the bodywork ... They weren't actually a bad car apart from the looks and build quality, but never cool.
"It looks like you can't afford it!" Headline to the advert sounded more like they'd looked at my post office savings book at the time . I was twelve at the time of the launch and felt I should be patriotic and like it . However , there was a feature on BBC Nationwide the year before , interviewing the workers at the Speke plant and there were all saying that it was rubbish. The US. Market got it first.
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I almost hate myself for saying this but seriously uncool.

There was a hint of rallyist GP IV cool about the V8 and SIF might have at least given it a shot with a pic of Pond giving it death in a works one rather than a turd brown and railings green one but it just ain't cool.

I'd have a works V8 in my fantasy garage all the same. I suppose that alone is enough to consign it to the Hell-ish end of the wall.

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I did consider some pondian stuff.
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I did consider some pondian stuff.
It you still elected to go with the ugliest shades and dullest rims!

In the interest of balance and giving a dog a fair shot you might have included him and maybe the Quaker State "44" cars.
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Considered some.of that too.
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You had to post up one in turd brown, didn't you?
It spoke to me.
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It spoke to me.
What? Like the bride of Chucky? or did it appeal to the Gallic crap side of your brain?

Actually, the council/Dulux green one is far worse.
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Maybe for you, I endured a turd brown Maxi at a sensitive stage in my development.
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It's not turd , it's Russet !
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had 2 of these back in the day, should have learned after the first one shouldn't it?
it has to be crappest of all crap 4 wheeled piles of crap ever created.
i don't rate them, if i haven't made it clear already.
 
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Probably my least favourite Triumph.

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... the rover V8 as fitted to the stag suffered from cylinder head failures.
The Rover V8 wasn't fitted to the Stag?
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Stags had a Triumph V8.
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Stags had a Triumph V8.
It was two dolomite engines stuck together ,in effect. And that engine was a collaboration with Saab ,I recall ?
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common crank design I think - intended to go from likkle cars all the way up to big uns, just by whacking pots on (of various sizes).

Clever if it works.
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Apparently it didn't work because the water pump was raised when the engine became an eight cylinder ....
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