2 May 2016 at 08:34 #51912

    Up for sale at this years AML auction with Bonham’s in May, is another post war Lagonda of note, this car loaned to Fangio for the 1955 and 1956 seasons.


    2 May 2016 at 10:32 #51915

    Well, I think it’s a very nice prospect that should do well in the auction. πŸ™‚ It looks a lot like my own project car, though in better condition.

    3 May 2016 at 07:34 #51921

    Rare and desirable, by far the nicest of the 1950’s DB-Lagondas in terms of styling.

    3 May 2016 at 07:53 #51922

    I’d quarrel with ‘by far’. We’ve been this way before, Simon. πŸ˜€

    First, they are all lovely IMO. Secondly, the 2 door coupes – especially the 2.6 Brooklands of Bond Street cars – are particularly desirable, I think, and run a pretty close second to the 3 litre DHCs. Thirdly, the Mk2 4 door saloon is a wonderful thing and, I would argue, nearly as desirably as the DHC. Finally, I would question whether the 2.6 DHC is so very far behind the 3 litre version in terms of desirability?

    Just my two penneth, you understand.


    3 May 2016 at 08:43 #51923

    Perhaps I am just more partial to the 3.0 litre cars, all are wonderful things, and yes fully agree the 2-door Coupes come close indeed. The 4-door saloons are indeed wonderful, but so very rare, thankfully there are a few owners who bought these as complete cars when they could.

    To my eye the 2.6 dhc has dated a little too much, but again a personal view, in a two tone paint scheme they can look very impressive.

    Back to the car in the auction.

    Click on the e-catalogue and Bonham’s have done a much better job than we thought on lot 207, publicity picture and period adverts included..

    3 May 2016 at 09:32 #51924

    Not yet the haven’t, Simon. πŸ˜‰

    3 May 2016 at 15:33 #51926

    Tim hi,

    I see their cataloguer has not fully updated the standard “browse through” catalogue yet. Full text now appears, but extra pictures not added yet …

    If you click on the “view e-catalogue” link to the rhs, this will take you to the full multi-page catalogue proper, where the description and pictures are complete.

    3 May 2016 at 18:00 #51928

    Thank you Simon. Who knew (not I) that the e-catalogue was an additional item to to the online catalogue. Presumably, the e-catalogue is also something other than an electronic version of the hard copy to be published shortly, since it has so many more pages the result of doing otherwise would be an unfeasibly large tome. Therefore, what one ends up are three different versions of catalogue for the same auction. Blimey!

    3 May 2016 at 20:37 #51929

    Tim S. explained this e-catalogue was the same as the hard covered catalogue winging its way in the post to us sometime soon..,

    I was in the same boat as you until enlightened by Bonham’s of how their system worked, far to complicated for me.

    20 May 2016 at 08:13 #51951

    See Classic Car Weekly page 16

    21 May 2016 at 21:38 #51958

    Good price at auction for an un-restored 3.0 dhc at ?89,420.

    22 May 2016 at 17:35 #51964

    Indeed. πŸ˜€

    23 May 2016 at 20:16 #51971

    Looking at the results, a lot of unsold cars with over inflated estimates.

    However, the Feltham cars did well overall for once at Bonham’s

    14 June 2016 at 14:15 #52009

    Classic Car Weekly and Classic Car Buyer both featured pictures and short write-ups on this car in their auction round up for the Bonham’s auction from this weeks issues

    It appears that the car got a round of applause when it sold for ?89,420, good to see another 3.0 litre dhc doing well, one hopes a sign of things to come for the DB-Lagondas, and not before time of course.

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