• jan A1
    29 August 2009 at 15:43 #47630

    LG 45 Saloon Body for sale. Almost complete but in poor condition.
    Many useable bits and pieces like handles, pumpers, wings, etc.etc
    free for offers

    Colin M34
    30 August 2009 at 09:22 #47633

    Is the LG 45 Saloon Body the ‘early’ 1935/6 design (SB1) or is it the later 1937/8 ‘Sanction Three’ style?

    jan A1
    30 August 2009 at 13:37 #47634

    Dear Colin, thanks for your reply.
    The bodywork is 1938 and shown in Holthusen?s Book on
    page 175. Jan

    Colin M34
    30 August 2009 at 19:54 #47635

    Thanks Jan,

    I took a look at the picture on page 175. Yes this is the later 1937/8 ‘Sanction Three’ style. From a looks point of view, I prefer the earlier SB1 body shown on the previous page. The 3/4 rear picture on page 174 clearly shows the ancestry from the earlier bodies such as the ST24 and ST34, as well as the short-lived ST44 body used on the M45R.

    All saloons are getting rare now. Let’s hope someone will do something useful with your body.

    31 August 2009 at 14:39 #47636

    Hi Jan,

    Do you have any pix you can post? I don’t have the Holthusen book.
    I guess you want to sell it as a whole and not break it up?
    Where is the body?

    Were they still making LG45s in 1938? My dhc is an S4 – Sept 1937 – I thought that was quite late?


    Colin M34
    31 August 2009 at 15:37 #47637

    I know of an S4 saloon, chassis number 12269, which according to the Lagonda Club records, was registered on 22/11/1937. The Motor Show was in November and new models would have been displayed at the Motor Show.

    Maybe this was a demonstrator run on trade plates and sold off when the LG6 became available.


    jan A1
    31 August 2009 at 20:12 #47638

    Dear David,

    get back to me by e-mail to [email protected]
    I will post pics to as soon as possible as i am going to beaulieu
    and can bring to body work there next week.
    As i have written the body is in poor condition but to good to scrap.
    The interior is very cheap made but otherwise there are most of the
    usefull bits to complete a restoration of another car.
    see you jan

    Mark Whitehead
    4 September 2009 at 02:00 #47639

    Jan, if this body had a sunroof I would love to claim it.
    Regards, Mark.

    jan A1
    4 September 2009 at 02:42 #47640

    Sorry, but it doesn?t have a sunroof.
    If there is anything else you need, come back:-) Jan

    Colin M34
    5 September 2009 at 15:55 #47641

    I suspect that a sunroof was an option when the car was ordered and this one may not have had one from new.

    However, it may be worth checking to see whether it did have one which has been covered over at some time in the past . The structure will show this very clearly if the frame timbers have been exposed.

    In the 1950’s recovering the whole roof in a sheet of leathercloth was a a cheap way of fixing leaks.

    5 September 2009 at 17:32 #47642

    I’m sure Colin you are right saying it would have been an optional extra.

    I have the build sheet for my LG45 which is late 1937. it is a printed form filled in by hand. There is a line “sliding roof”. Mine is a drophead so obviously it is filled in “no”.

    My car has several non-standard features (from new) so i guess they’d do pretty much what you wanted within reason.


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