Triumph Stag clocks up 225,000 miles

The perfect weather for a Stag, and no signs of any overheating, either…

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Brian Millington bought his Triumph Stag 17 years ago when it had 102,000 miles on the odometer. He and the car have since covered an additional 123,000 miles together, bringing its mileage to 225,000.

Brian told CCW: ‘I’ve never owned a modern car in nearly 40 years of driving; they just do nothing for me. Before the Stag, my daily driver was a Triumph 2.5 PI estate. Before that it was a 2.5 PI saloon, and before that a Triumph 2000 MkI. My first car was a Herald 1200.’

‘I've driven here on 40-degree days and it has coped superb'

Brian took took his two Stags with him when he emigrated to western Australia in 2018 but maintaining a British classic there hasn’t been easy. The local auto store can get him consumables such as oil and oil filters but he occasionally has to get parts shipped over from UK via a couple of Triumph specialists 90 minutes’ drive away in Perth. ‘I've driven here on 40-degree days and it has coped superbly though aircon would be nice on days like that!

‘I would like to do some travelling around Western Australia and take it north to the desert areas, which I think would be amazing. Ultimately I'd like to cross the Nullabor Plain in it.’ Chris Frear

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