• David
    1 November 2015 at 21:54 #51544

    Up for sale on 6 Dec by Bonhams at Bond Street, estimate 350-400K. Form an orderly queue please…

    3 November 2015 at 12:51 #51545

    Received the short catalogue a few days ago.

    Well known car and looks splendid.

    If it sells, we can all go out for a good meal on the strength of it.

    About time in my opinion that the Rapide made a sharp jump from the ca. 200k mark.

    4 November 2015 at 17:29 #51549

    Simon, will you be at the auction? Regards

    22 November 2015 at 13:54 #51570


    Sorry, unable to attend, please let me know what the car makes.

    Easier to pm to direct email address.



    3 December 2015 at 19:55 #51576

    Sorry Simon am no longer planning to attend, will just have to rely on the web. Regards

    6 December 2015 at 17:33 #51587

    Not sold I think, wonder where the bidding got to? Anyone know?

    6 December 2015 at 17:41 #51588

    I don’t know at this time, will try and speak to Tim Schofield tomorrow.

    Personally I think they over cooked the estimate, should have been say ?230-280 and let the market decide. I know it had E260k of AML money spent on it over a period of time.

    Noted ca. 70% selling rate of cars sold, several other cars with adventurous estimates no doubt unsold.

    The works prepared 1974 Lagonda, with RSW 7.0 litre engine sold for ?427k.

    6 December 2015 at 17:42 #51589

    This is the link to LR146


    8 December 2015 at 09:39 #51592

    Philip Jones says bidding ran out at 310k

    8 December 2015 at 10:55 #51593


    Same info from Tim, they should have sold it at that price, would have been a new high.

    Surprised AML did not give a 10% movement on estimate.

    Richard Branch
    8 December 2015 at 11:21 #51594

    SRD wrote: David

    Same info from Tim, they should have sold it at that price, would have been a new high. Surprised AML did not give a 10% movement on estimate.

    Indeed, ?310k plus the buyer’s premium (plus VAT on the premium) would have meant the buyer paying ?350k. So when comparing market values that’s the real amount and it’s a not inconsiderable sum.

    8 December 2015 at 18:46 #51595

    I won’t be surprised if the car sells after the auction or through the AML classic showroom at Newport Pagnell or possibly they may hold it for the Bonhams Jamboree in May. Will speak to my contact at NP, see what is happening

    Probably one of the best Rapides in the market right now. and will clearly sell at or near price where bidding stopped, the high point for Lagondas post war under DB at the moment.

    28 December 2015 at 13:47 #51629

    According to Octane, this car did sell at the auction – and, for ?785.500!! Sadly (of course), it didn’t. 🙁

    30 December 2015 at 20:27 #51642

    Looking through the latest issue, you have to ask, did this journalist even go to the auction ?

    The DBS based 4-door Lagonda was well bought at ?400k, one of the original 7 cars. I know where a companion sits, not used much either, and still with original size, not one of the RSW upgraded versions.

    One wonders why AML did not retail the cars through Works Service at Newport Pagnell ?

    31 December 2015 at 10:52 #51645

    Perhaps offering it at the NP auction might be considered too close to home? I would have thought Amelia Island or Pebble Beach would/should be the most sensible venues.

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