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For Sale: 1938 Lagonda LG6
in Tandridge, United Kingdom

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Description
 
By 1935 the Lagonda company was in poor financial shape and had called in the receivers. Rolls-Royce were strong contenders to take it over but they were outbid by Alan Good who also managed to persuade W.O Bentley to leave R-R and join him at Lagonda. His first project was the reworking of Lagonda’s 4½ litre Meadows M45 engine for the LG45 car which was clearly intended to take Lagonda further into the luxury car market. He followed this with his first full car design for the new company which was the LG6 as shown here which, in addition to a further developed engine, had torsion bar independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. Given the size, power and quality of the car it is hard not to think that Messrs Good and Bentley had Rolls-Royce’s 4¼ litre Derby Bentleys in their sights when they conceived it. According to a letter on the file from Lagonda expert Arnold Davey this particular car, on chassis number 12512 with engine number LG6/45B/S4-12512, was supplied by University Motors and registered as MG 5883 by Middlesex County Council on 6th May 1938. It has obviously travelled a bit as it was apparently in the USA in the late 1970s then it appears in Austria in the early 1990s and was subsequently brought back to England in 2007. Whilst it was in Austria it was the subject of a significant amount of work done by old car specialist Ernst Chalupa. The bulk of his invoices are in German but there is also a sheet in English which details a significant amount of engine work and the car has had further investment made in its condition since it came back to the UK as evidenced by invoices in the file. It carries very imposing and spacious saloon coachwork which was clearly meant to impress - and it does! The interior was also fitted out to provide a high level of passenger comfort and it has been re-upholstered and re-carpeted at some stage to a suitably high standard. Although it is not a small car its performance is really rather good, no doubt due to the attention W.O. paid to engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes so you can cheerfully push it along at a fair speed comforted by the fact that not only will it go it will also steer and stop well. In summary. although the otherwise very good quality paintwork has a few scuffs here and there so it would not be classed as an ultra-shiny concours winner, it is undoubtedly a handsome car which appears to be very sound and willing to be driven in a spirited manner. The only way to judge it is to come and see it for yourself – I don’t think you will be disappointed if you do!

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 212395
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
69,500 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Tandridge
Zip
Vehicle Basics

Year
1938

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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