The Triumph Stag might have started on a Michelotti-penned whim, but it was developed into a potential world-beater by the engineers and designers at Canley.
Here are some images of the Stag’s development from concept car towards production – and the still-born three-door coupé version.
From 2000 to Stag, via Michelotti
Stag body in white being built...
The original plan involved hiding the headlamps behind horizontal slats, giving the car a meaner look.
Prototype interior differed from the production car considerably...
Double-sided model gives shows the favoured approach nearest the camera.
The three-door takes shape - notice the original Stag prototype was used as a basis.
The rear end of the rejected proposal...
The favoured model makes it into the dealer showroom for managerial evaluation.