26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 19

1972 Triumph Stag
Warranted 33,300 miles from new

Sold for £28,125

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: MMD 701L
Chassis No: LD13773BW
MOT: April 2024

  • Supplied new to Mrs Violet Foicik by Naylor & Root Ltd of Lavender Hill, London
  • Pleasingly retains its original bill of sale, Passport to Service and bookpack
  • Acquired by its current (second) registered keeper from Mrs P. Foicik during July 2002
  • Subject to much cosmetic and mechanical work over the past two decades

Introduced in June 1970, the Triumph Stag was conceived as a luxury convertible sportscar to rival the likes of the R107-series Mercedes-Benz SL. Styled by Giovanni Michelotti and powered by a bespoke 2997cc SOHC V8 engine (145bhp/167lbft), the newcomer boasted a well laid out 2+2-seater cabin and 120mph top speed.

Finished in Saffron Yellow – the same colour as the MK1 example driven by Sean Connery in the 1971 James Bond film ‘Diamonds are Forever’ – chassis LD13773BW was purchased new by Mrs Violet Foicik from Naylor & Root Ltd of Lavender Hill, London for the princely sum of £2,662.99. First registered as ‘MMD 701L’ on 25th October 1972, the 2+2-seater pleasingly retains its original bill of sale and Passport to Service. The latter contains entries at 20, 1,100, 3,689, 7,234, 8,746, 12,222, 14,750, 18,400, 21,150 and 28,700 miles. It also notes the fitment of a reconditioned engine on April 2nd 1976 (circa 12,000 miles ago) hence the MK2 air filter etc. Acquired by its current registered keeper from Mrs Patricia Florence Foicik on July 12th 2002, accompanying bills show that the past two decades have seen the Triumph benefit from attention to its brakes, suspension, carburettors, exhaust, oil pump and timing chains etc. Starting readily and running well during our recent photography session, the Stag has covered a warranted 33,300 miles from new. Much of the Black upholstery appears original and in commensurately good order. The Saffron Yellow paintwork has been renewed and a fresh mohair hood fitted at some stage. The brightwork has been similarly enhanced and a new bumper fitted. Treated to over £2,400 worth of fettling by marque specialist Stagbay of Guildford earlier this year, ‘MMD 701L’ has had an additional £3,000 spent on it at the vendor’s own restoration facility and comes with parts bills totalling more than £5,000. The engine bay has been professionally detailed, a new under bonnet pad installed and the seat foams replaced where necessary. Being shod with new tyres and MOT tested ahead of the sale, it is accompanied by current and old V5/V5C registration documents, book pack and history file. A great opportunity to purchase a notably low owner, low mileage MK1 Stag in a striking period colour.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is accompanied by its hardtop which is in need of refurbishment. The hardtop can be viewed in the Documents Office at the venue. The vendor has had the Stag put up on ramps and tells us that he could not see any signs of welding underneath. Photos of the underside can be viewed in the image gallery.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot passed a MOT test with 'no advisories' on April 20th 2023.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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