SRD30 October 2012 at 09:01 #49758
A fully restored 1953 Lagonda 3.0 litre drop head is for sale in Holland. Price is around 90,000 poundsPeter S3030 October 2012 at 10:36 #49760
I assume it is this car
from what I understand what reevsy reported at least in his hands (until 2009) it was not completely restored but had mainly a respray and rechroming and was brought back to the road (engine still ok)
P.S. I might be wrong, after checking again I see it is a different registration number. But the colour scheme is the same.SRD30 October 2012 at 10:50 #49761
When I last spoke to Reevsy about six months ago, he told me that he had sold his car privately to a gentleman in Sweden for 45k.
I wonder if these are two different cars.
I wonder if the origins of the restored car in Holland is the following 3.0 litre dhc car also from Holland, for sale back in 2010 for 23k Euro’s ?Peter S3030 October 2012 at 11:12 #49762
it might be really 3 different cars: the 2 from Holland have different years (1953 and 1955) and the ex Reevsy car had a different registration number and hood colour (beige and not black)
the one in Holland from 1953:
ex Reevsy car:
And the restoration project from Holland from 1955:
http://www.classic-car-directory.com/classifieds/detail.aspx?ad=19966&d=223SRD30 October 2012 at 11:31 #49763
Reevy’s car was already restored by late 2009, so that is a separate car.
The 1953 restored car in Holland is a Mk2 and not Mk 1 car. Note the front head-lights, rear lights and lower sill single side rails, and give away rear number plate holder etc etc. I would suggest that this is a 1955 car.
So my guess is that the unrestored and restored cars in Holland are either the same car or just possibly two different cars, .
All are wonderful cars and clearly a delight to own when fully restored…..SRD31 October 2012 at 09:11 #49769
If I am correct 50 dhc’s were made out of the total production run of around 320 3.0 litre cars ? They seemed to have fared the best from the 1950’s cars, always coveted and not scrapped. I am still amazed at the number coming up for sale in the last 12 months!
Seems to have been a similar situation with the rare 2-dor 3.0 litre cars, with many Lagonda club members keeing a signicant number od the 70 cars made.SRD15 November 2012 at 21:00 #49849
Some clarity on the two Dutch cars, see the two links to Ron Press’s web-site, they are both from 1955:
This car dates from 04/1955 and a fair amount of hard to find chrome trim missing from the body-work. With engine VB6H/406
This car dates from 9/05/1955 and is LB 290/1/108 with engine VB6H/259, the car comes with a later engine, which was changed by Lagonda in 1960.
So two different cars.
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