SRD8 June 2014 at 12:55 #50874
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coup?
Chassis no. 14059 Engine no. 7541
?180,000 – 240,000
?220,000 – 300,000
According to information kindly supplied by the Lagonda Club Archivist, Arnold Davey, factory-bodied chassis number ‘14059’ was delivered in January 1939 through dealers Gaffikin Wilkinson of Hanover Square, London to an A F Lingard of Combend Manor, Elkstone, Cheltenham. The car was finished in Cerric Grey with maroon trim and grey hood, and came equipped with Ace wheel discs, tonneau cover, gaiter springs to the rear, special hub nuts and a rear bumper, the latter being classed as an extra! It was next owned by one B Collins of Sidbury Hall, Bridgenoth, Shropshire. Laid up during WW2, the car did not emerge from hibernation until 1951 when it was serviced by marque specialists Davis Motors having covered only 31,000 miles. The current vendor purchased the Lagonda at the Alexandra Palace auction in 1979, by which time it had been fitted with the engine out of ‘16037’ a V12 saloon de ville. After a few years on museum display in Blackpool, the car was driven to the Lakeland Motor Museum at Holker Hall. Some time later an attempt to start it resulted in an engine failure and in 1996 the Lagonda was taken back to the owner’s home in Norway. An engine rebuild was subsequently carried out in Oslo by a friend of the late vendor, an aircraft mechanic specialising in Hercules engines, who discovered that the cause of the failure had been a broken valve. Described as in generally good condition, the engine being very good, this rare Lagonda V12 drophead is offered with a history file containing many Lagonda Club magazines and newsletters, original Autocar road test reports, a Lagonda Club Illustrated Spares Catalogue and a Lagonda 12 Cylinder Instruction Book.
Should the vehicle remain in the EU, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.
Looks to be a nice example of this fine and splendid machine…h148 June 2014 at 19:47 #50877
Engine number 7541? Reckon that’s the body number.
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