SRD5 June 2013 at 20:13 #50223
For sale at the same auction as the well known blue 2.6 dhc, is this beautiful 2-tone Brooklands bodied 2.6 Mk2 chassis. One of only 16 2.6 mk 2 cars bodied with the new 3.0 litre body. I love the early style lights, and Mk1 style dash-board amongst many features…
The engine from the number appears to have been changed to a 3.0 litre, but thermostat housing and radiator are from the original 2.6 litre. Not the first time I have seen this, no doubt changed during 1954, when the 3.0 litre engine came on stream at the works.
I have followed this car for awhile and it has been in Switzerland, I love the two-tone color scheme, and yes I know it may not be original, but with white wall tyres it looks wonderful..
Estimate is ?55-60k, a lot of car for the money…
Also listed on Ron’s web-site at:
Model: DB2.6/3L DHC
Reg: ZH 646 193
Chassis No: LAG/50
Engine No: VB6J/116Peter S3017 June 2013 at 11:35 #50237
I looked up the results:
the 2.6 did not sell at 38000 CHF despite looking quite well restored on the photos
the 3ltr sold at 75000 CHF (plus 12% premium). I would rather say this is a lot money for the car which is “well maintained and had a respray a few years ago”. (no rebuilt of engine, brakes etc. no general restoration). Look at details like the electrics. Is that dashboard original? looks a bit selfmade to me. Mine is a later 1957 car but the dashboard (see attached image) is varnished root wood and looks a bit more sophisticated.
Simon, btw, why 1952 “Brooklands” Lagonda (subject) ?SRD17 June 2013 at 12:02 #50238
Brooklands of Bond Street bodied the last 16 2.6 mk 2 chassis with the new style body, which Tickford would then continue with; some as a 2-door coupe and some of course as a dhc.
These 16 cars all started with a 2.6 litre engine, many had the engine changed in late 1953 or in 1954 to the 3.0 litre.
The dash-board is correct in terms of style, but looks like it has lost all of its burr walnut veneer.
The car sold for 52,000 UK pounds in normal currenncy, about right, givne its condition. You won’t find a road-worthy dhc for much cheaper anymore, despite all of its faults.
There is another car for sale in the UK, with same specification for sale at the moment.
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