A SUPERB EVENT/RALLY ENTRANT Brand Lagonda Type LG 45 Color Grey Interior Black Year of build 1937 Price More information will be online soon 1937 LAGONDA LG45 TOURER The car is just arrived and more information will be online, in the meantime if you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us. MORE INFORMATION For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl . Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Please contact us directly or fill in the form to receive more information on this specific car Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your phone number Subject Your Message The information provided on this website has been compiled by The Houtkamp Collection with the utmost care. The information contained within this advert is provided ‘as-is’, without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.
Lagonda LG45 Team Car When Fox and Nicholl prepared three M45’s as Team Cars for the 1934 RAC Tourist Trophy at Ards, they did a rather nice job. So good, Fox convinced the board of Directors of Lagonda to enter two M45 team cars in the 24 hours of Le Mans. Luckily, all was ok despite financial disturbances and 24hours later, one of them won the 24 hours of le mans in 1935, bringing fame and glory to not only Fox and Nichol but certainly to Lagonda. Shortly after, Lagonda was in big financial trouble and a new investor was needed urgently. Alan Good managed to buy the company and just outbid Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce, who recently purchased Bentley Motors, wasn’t very impressed. They were even less impressed by the fact that Alan managed to seduced W.O. Bentley to work for Lagonda. Bentley was given more freedom again and was given room to let him do what he does best, developing cars and engines. Alan Good decided to take all of the existing Lagonda models off the market in favour of bringing a renewed model on the market, the LG45 Lagonda. LG or ‘Lagonda Good’ motors, as it was called after the takeover, started from the M45 team car engine and developed it to give more horsepower and an even smoother ride. The 6cylinder inline 4467cc meadows engine was upgraded in 4 ‘sanctions’ or batches, 1,2 and 3 for the LG45 and the forth designated for a new model, the Lagonda LG6. The LG45 had a revised chassis of the M45 but with softer springing and Girling brakes. The body shapes became more simple and more luxurious. It is not a secret that a lot of those fine automobiles survived time in very nice condition due to this quality. LG45’s had different innovative options like built-in hydraulic jacks on 4 wheels like many DTM racers have now. Double batteries and fuel pumps for reliability were also standard equipment. Even metallic paints could be ordered from the factory, a built-in radio was another ‘gadget’ that was available. Not only the option list was extensive, also the range of body styles to choose from was not kept minimal. Top of the bill was the LG45 Rapide and the LG45 Team Car, you also had the gorgeous LG45 Drophead Coupe, the LG45 Tourer and the wonderful LG45 Saloon. Fox & Nicholl built four special LG45s Team Cars to carry on the good work of the previous year, two 2 seaters and two 4 seaters. However, Le Mans was not run in 1936 and the 2 seaters ran in the French G P instead (for sports cars that year). ‘Our’ car is an homage to this wonderful LG45 Team Car. It is an extremely close copy of one of the four seater team cars into the finest details. The engine has been upgraded to 180BHP and will put its power down via the full synchronised Alvis gearbox. The spare wheel has been moved to the side of the car, which allows you to have more than enough luggage space in the booth and the ‘back seat’. Together with double fuel pumps, original double bronze housed carburettors electrical fan and big glass windscreen, the car is capable to do any rally. Are you hesitating to do the flying Scotsman, the Terra di Canossa or other international rallies, this is the car for you. Only 150 LG45s of all types survived out of a production of 278 (and none of the two ‘ seater team cars) so be quick, it is a very rare car. Especially in this condition and this level of attention to details. http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/lagonda-lg45-team-car
Registration No: EP 97 Chassis No: 12203/R Engine No: LG45/370R/S3 In 1933 Lagonda announced a new 4½ litre model fitted with an engine built by the Meadows company. This was a robust unit, well tried and used by Invicta in their range of cars and Vickers in tanks. The first Lagonda Tourers were high quality cars and in direct competition with the new Bentleys built by Rolls-Royce. The Lagonda was priced at £ 795 for the complete car. The Bentley chassis alone cost £ 1,100 and even the cheapest Vanden Plas Tourer body would be another £ 240 on top! With its stylish appearance the Lagonda M45 Tourer was the fashionable car to own in 1934 and even Sir Malcolm Campbell had one, pale blue naturally. However these were difficult times for the company and high stock levels and poor sales of smaller cars in the range resulted in Lagonda going into receivership in June 1935. The very same month a 4½ litre Lagonda won the Le Mans 24 hour race. In those days success in motor racing sold cars and with better timing this could have put the business back on its feet but it was all too late. However the company was sold to a consortium led by Alan Good, with Dick Watney as Managing Director and
Registration Number: HPB 438 Chassis No: 14068 Engine No: 14068 There is a romantic fairy tale aura to the Lagonda marque that you couldn’t make up. This quintessentially British company was actually founded by an American who named it after the Shawnee Indian name for the town he grew up in. Wilbur Gunn had a career as an opera singer and sewing machine manufacturer before turning his hand to motorcycles and cars. His business continued after his death but was struggling in the early Thirties. The same month that the company failed a Lagonda won the enormously important 24 Hour race at Le Mans, at that time success on the race track quickly translated into sales in the showrooms. A new and refinanced Lagonda company was formed in 1935 with no lesser figure than W.O. Bentley as Technical Director. He had just been released from his contract with Rolls-Royce where he had not been allowed to design anything but had looked on as they designed and built a V12 engine for their Phantom III. Accordingly it is no surprise that Bentley should want to produce a V12 of his own, better and more powerful than the efforts of the mighty Rolls-Royce. The Lagonda V12 was announced at the 1936 Motor
LAGONDA 2 LITRE CONTINENTAL 3 POSITION DHC VANDEN PLAS English band leader, musical entrepreneur and composer Ray Noble was born in 1903. As an advisor and conductor at His Master’s Voice from 1929, he became a household name all over the world when, in 1932, he took over the famous Lew Stone band with which he recorded prolifically for HMV in the years to follow. The band, which included such famous stars as trumpeter Nat Gonella and vocalist Al Bowlly was not only a first class dance ensemble but a hot jazz band as well. Noble’s successes allowed him to afford an expensive automobile and in the autumn of 1932, he ordered this Lagonda “Continental” with a special “Three position Drophead Coupé” coachwork by the famous coachbuilders Vanden Plas. Vanden Plas is known for very bespoke coachbuilding on expensive car manufacturers such as Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley, Bentley, Lagonda, Daimler and Rolls Royce. In 1925, the Lagonda factory began production of the 2 litre model and after round about 300 cars, production seized in 1933. In that period they only produced 25 “continental” or “Speed” 2 Litres (distinguishable by the slanting radiator) of which this is the only one originally fitted with this DHC body. Not only the link with Ray Noble and the speed model makes it very special automobile but the fact that is was fitted with a full synchronized gearbox from birth, makes it a very unique example indeed! Ray Noble took delivery of the car in early 1933 and it was registered JJ 8897 in his name, at his London office address at 47 Lower Belgrave Street,on the 2nd March of that year. 1933 was also the year that Ray Noble band made their only tour of a foreign country; they did a summer engagement at the Kurhaus hotel in Schevingen, Holland. Ray Noble left his band and went to the USA in 1934 and was so successful (also as composer of several famous tunes, such as “The very Thought of you”) that he decided to stay. He therefore offered the Lagonda for sale in the summer of 1935. The car has a full history and all subsequent owners are known. Ray Noble had a long and successful career in America which lasted until the late 1960’s when he retired to the channel island of Jersey. He died in 1978. The present owner bought the car in 2015 after it had been stored for more than 15 years. When the car was pushed out from its storage and a new battery was fitted, the engine started at the first attempt (on very stale petrol!) The car is largely in untouched and original condition except that it has had a recent respray; the previous paintwork not being the original had become very tatty and it was decided to repaint the car in its original colour of two tone green. A new hood has also been fitted, the previous one having largely deteriorated. If you are looking for a very special piece of history and a wonderful car to drive, please do not look further and come pay us a visit. This Lagonda is really special and with a full synchronized gearbox also very easy to drive! http://www.historic-competitionservices.eu/nl/1933-lagonda-2-litre-continental-3-position-dhc-vanden-plas