9. Triumph Stag
The Triumph Stag is one of a few British cars common in America because it was their main export market in the 70’s. The Triumph brand was famous for its range of compact roadsters like the TR4 or Spitfire. But in the late 60’s, this company wanted to present a more capable and bigger model. So they decided to enter the GT segment with the Stag. This was an interesting convertible model that came with a mandatory roll bar and hard top.
Triumph presented the Stag in 1970 and produced it until 1978. The market was impressed with this new model that featured cool styling and open-top driving. And it still had enough room for four adults and their luggage. The Stag came with a 3.0-liter V8 engine with 145 HP, which was enough for a decent performance.
With its muscular appearance and V8 rumble, the Stag looked like a luxury muscle car, attracting some buyers. Unfortunately, some owners experienced the Stag’s notorious unreliability. This sealed its chances on the American and global market along with higher prices. When they ended production in 1978, they only produced 25,000 cars.