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  • Lagonda LG45

    €325,000(£285,870) €325,000(£285,870)

    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

    • Year: 1936
    • Engine size: 4.5
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  • 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide

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    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

    • Year: 1937
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