1938 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupé DHC

Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupé DHC

Year: 1938
Chassis no: 12317
Registration: GPD 558
Price: £250,000

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupé DHC For Sale. 

Registration: GPD 558

Chassis no: 12317

Engine no: 12317 (original Sanction 4 Meadows 120 BHP)

Mileage shown: 64,212

 By the mid-1930s, cars using the proprietary Meadows engine were seen as the way forward for Lagonda. The first of these - the M45, introduced in 1934 - deployed Meadows' 4.5-litre, twin-plug 'six' to good effect, saloons being capable of reaching 90mph and tourers the 'ton' under favourable conditions. Under the great W O Bentley's technical direction the big Lagonda became more refined, gaining synchromesh gears, flexible engine mounts and centralised chassis lubrication among many other improvements. 

 The ultimate expression of the big, Meadows-engined Lagonda - the LG6 - arrived in 1937. Announced at the same time as the Bentley-designed V12, the LG6 used a similar, diagonally cross-braced chassis featuring independent front suspension by means of unequal length wishbones and torsion bars. Regardless of the style of body fitted, the LG6 was good for around 100mph, only 82 LG6s were produced of which around 50 are documented by the Lagonda Club today.

 This striking LG6 is offered in excellent condition, the paint work holds a high level of sheen and the engine runs beautifully and has covered a mere 500 miles since being rebuilt by the renowned David Wall. A large history file accompanies GPD 558 and dates back to the 50’s.

Originally ordered by D.H.Haynes on 13:10:1937

Owned by the president of the Lagonda owners club (Herb Schofield) in the 70s

Sold to America 1977

Returned to the UK 1988

Sold to Terry Tratalos by Gregor Fisken 1995

Purchased by Dr Jacoby 1997

Restored by Cedar Classic Cars, leather by Alan Geater 1998

Purchased by Mr Galivan 2004

Purchased by the current vendor 2013

Engine rebuilt by David Wall 2014/2015

 The exterior is beautifully finished in a deep maroon, with the hood up and weather proofed the styling is still exceptional. The beige roof beautifully contrasts the darker paint work and other than being useful, the pram irons definitely compliment the look. With the roof down is where the true beauty lies, the body lines flow along the length of the car, there are twin mounted spare wheels with body colour covers, the spoked wheels are also finished in the same maroon.

 The interior was completed by the renowned Alan Geater; so what you are left with is pure excellence. The Tan Connolly leather has been well treated and the interior styling is some of the best, fluted leather to the front and rear seats, well styled door cards with outside border and pocket.

 

In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Christoff Cowens 07772188037

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :


Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupé DHC For Sale. 

Registration: GPD 558

Chassis no: 12317

Engine no: 12317 (original Sanction 4 Meadows 120 BHP)

Mileage shown: 64,212

 By the mid-1930s, cars using the proprietary Meadows engine were seen as the way forward for Lagonda. The first of these - the M45, introduced in 1934 - deployed Meadows' 4.5-litre, twin-plug 'six' to good effect, saloons being capable of reaching 90mph and tourers the 'ton' under favourable conditions. Under the great W O Bentley's technical direction the big Lagonda became more refined, gaining synchromesh gears, flexible engine mounts and centralised chassis lubrication among many other improvements. 

 The ultimate expression of the big, Meadows-engined Lagonda - the LG6 - arrived in 1937. Announced at the same time as the Bentley-designed V12, the LG6 used a similar, diagonally cross-braced chassis featuring independent front suspension by means of unequal length wishbones and torsion bars. Regardless of the style of body fitted, the LG6 was good for around 100mph, only 82 LG6s were produced of which around 50 are documented by the Lagonda Club today.

 This striking LG6 is offered in excellent condition, the paint work holds a high level of sheen and the engine runs beautifully and has covered a mere 500 miles since being rebuilt by the renowned David Wall. A large history file accompanies GPD 558 and dates back to the 50’s.

Originally ordered by D.H.Haynes on 13:10:1937

Owned by the president of the Lagonda owners club (Herb Schofield) in the 70s

Sold to America 1977

Returned to the UK 1988

Sold to Terry Tratalos by Gregor Fisken 1995

Purchased by Dr Jacoby 1997

Restored by Cedar Classic Cars, leather by Alan Geater 1998

Purchased by Mr Galivan 2004

Purchased by the current vendor 2013

Engine rebuilt by David Wall 2014/2015

 The exterior is beautifully finished in a deep maroon, with the hood up and weather proofed the styling is still exceptional. The beige roof beautifully contrasts the darker paint work and other than being useful, the pram irons definitely compliment the look. With the roof down is where the true beauty lies, the body lines flow along the length of the car, there are twin mounted spare wheels with body colour covers, the spoked wheels are also finished in the same maroon.

 The interior was completed by the renowned Alan Geater; so what you are left with is pure excellence. The Tan Connolly leather has been well treated and the interior styling is some of the best, fluted leather to the front and rear seats, well styled door cards with outside border and pocket.

 

In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Christoff Cowens 07772188037

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :


Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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