13 July 2012 at 16:21 #49415

    Gert van Logtenstein has this car for sale, how do the pre-war folks rate this car to buy.

    He claims it has a nut and bolt restoration, he is looking for 60k pounds complete ?

    Says it has
    “new (replacement) engine ?
    new gears in gearbox
    new wheels and hubs
    most off ashframe new
    compleet new iron coach
    new radiator”


    Is this car known and how does it compare to a 4.5 litre LG45 saloon, pricewise they have a similar market value.


    14 July 2012 at 09:09 #49416

    This vandal is proposing to sell the body separately?

    15 July 2012 at 06:40 #49418

    The seller is proposing to sell the car complete or without engine/gearbox.

    I think it is over-priced and am trying to get some idea of market price for a good restored 3.0 litre saloon.

    15 July 2012 at 11:46 #49420

    I’ve sent him a message, Simon, but I’m still not sure what’s going on. Why would he (or anyone) split up a great and perfectly viable car? It makes no commercial (or other) sense to me – not to mention, as h14 suggests, the vandalism involved in such an exercise.

    Colin M34
    15 July 2012 at 13:13 #49422

    I knew this car before it was bought and restored by the present owner. It is a basically, correct, sound car and was a big restoration project.

    I know a number of very experienced people who who have looked to buy the car and I would be willing to translate some of the “Dutch English” descriptions of the restoration into a more idiosyncratic native English interpretation. I certainly hope Gert sells it as a complete entity, it would be a great waste of his huge efforts to split it up. I suggest anyone seriously interested gives me a call, my contact details are available via the Club.

    I like 3 Litre saloons and this one has style. Especially if you have kids or feel the cold.

    Colin M34

    16 July 2012 at 09:10 #49426

    Chaps, Gert has confirmed to me that he is simply offering the body for sale separately because he wants to sell his car but no one is interested in it as a saloon. So – he reasons – he will rebuild the car as a tourer and make his car much more marketable. It is a sad – but (historically) familiar – story, as all will understand.

    Julian Messent
    16 July 2012 at 13:02 #49427

    What does he ask for the complete car?


    16 July 2012 at 13:43 #49428

    He is asking 60,000 pounds for the complete car.

    That is the reason why it is not selling….

    Colin M34
    16 July 2012 at 15:02 #49431


    Saloons are always expensive to restore and then worth much much less when restored. Mind you the car was dirt cheap when it was for sale before Gert bought it, though even then was still a little too much for me at the time. I hope it finds the right owner.

    Mind you, IMHO it’s going to cost ?30k to do a decent tourer body plus trim and it will then still only be a re-bodied saloon. To get top money as a tourer it will have to be detail-perfect and that is expensive!


    23 September 2012 at 18:47 #49658

    sorry that ill upsad an lot off people but the reason is that ill restored the car years ago cost lots off time and money
    ill won on the dutch concours de elegance first price in saloon class
    but after standind there fore almost 5 years in mine garage because ill dond like driving in an saloon (sorry) ill think sell the car fore costprice to make someone happy but did not happen
    so there was one on auction for sale estimade 30-35k pounds
    ill sell body seperate mayby someone restoring an saloon
    quick and cheap ready but even that did not happen
    ill restored several lagondas building myself an new body is easy fore me ,if not sold beginning next year ill will start too make an
    tourer out off it
    many thanks too colin too come up fore me (he nows me )

    23 September 2012 at 22:29 #49662

    I think the one up for Auction sale you mention is the one with the picture in the Beaulieu Autojumble thresd and comments on this forum with pictures, a solid complete, but needing full restoration car with Richard Edmonds in UK. Christopher H1

    26 September 2012 at 21:41 #49675

    yes thats the one ill mention

    Attached files

    27 September 2012 at 12:12 #49678

    Gert good afternoon,

    You did a beautiful job with this car, I have seen the before pictures, and what a fabulous motor car has reappeared…

    KInd regards and best of luck with the sale


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