30 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 pounds


    Peter S30
    30 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.

    30 October 2012 at 10:50 #49761

    Peter hi

    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 S30
    30 October 2012 at 11:12 #49762

    Hi Simon
    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:

    30 October 2012 at 11:31 #49763

    Hi Peter,

    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…..

    31 October 2012 at 09:11 #49769

    Peter hi

    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.

    15 November 2012 at 21:00 #49849

    Peter hi

    Some clarity on the two Dutch cars, see the two links to Ron Press’s web-site, they are both from 1955:

    1. http://www.lagonda1949-1958.co.uk/609HYK/609HYK.html

    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

    2. http://www.lagonda1949-1958.co.uk/TYE349/TYE349.html

    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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