22 May 2012 at 20:28 #49202

    Yet another gorgeous car coming up for sale, they are appearing at an amazing rate. This one also at H & H in Cheshire on 8th August and MOT until 2012 and estimate of 60-75k.


    Reg Number: HPA 27

    Chassis Number: 12332

    Engine Number: 12332

    Cc: 4453

    Body Colour: Maroon

    Trim Colour: Beige

    MOT ExpiryDate: June 2013

    23 May 2012 at 09:38 #49208

    I think perhaps the lack of concealed door hinges indicate that this is a conversion from a saloon. Attractive car though. Interesting that the bumpers don’t match. At first I’d say that the original owner had opted not to pay the 15 (I think) guineas for the “optional extra” rear bumper….but then the rear bumper is correct for 1938, & the front one for later models!

    23 May 2012 at 11:47 #49212

    I think you may be right about saloon origins. The windscreen frame isn’t right for a drophead or a saloon. It should be a gentle curve at the top for both and much thinner side posts for the DHC.


    23 May 2012 at 12:31 #49213

    David – forgive me for switching posts and at the risk of being slapped by Peter, what do you think of the LG 45. it looks an honest car ?

    However, my concern would be, that a reasonable road going LG45 car can be purchased for ca. 60k ish. if this car costs around 25-28k, which would be a ball park figure, it may not be worth looking at, given the costs of restoration, what do you think ?

    Whilst I love the drop-heads, so many being offered are chopped up saloons, that for now, until I know much more, I will leave them alone!

    23 May 2012 at 13:43 #49214

    Hi Simon,

    I have to say I much prefer the shape of the LG45 compared to the LG6. A personal preference. I have seen quite a few LG45s at auctions (mainly DHCs) and a lot of them, probably most, leave a lot to be desired. Many of the “restored” ones have bits missing and the panel work not good. Others with dropped doors – probably due to rotten hinge posts. The exposed bottom end rots from the bottom up. Expensive to replace the post. Even the one in tomorrow’s auction (H and H 24-5-12) doesn’t look that good in the engine bay for a restored car. It also has a central gear lever and a driver’s seat from a right gear change car. Perhaps I’m just fussy. Give me an unrestored one full of woodworm any day. . . .

    Assuming the plate is on the bulkhead the body type is stamped on the plate – at least it is for an LG45.


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