1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015

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Lot 368
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports
Coachwork by Vanden Plas Registration no. AGH 289 Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015

Sold for £ 57,500 (US$ 76,939) inc. premium
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports
Coachwork by Vanden Plas

Registration no. AGH 289
Chassis no. S.10266
Engine no. S.2015

Footnotes

  • 'An additional model was produced, a sporting 2-seater with a body designed by Vanden Plas. This car had a long curved sloping tail, which rather clashed with extremely vertical styling at the front... But it was Lagonda's first production 2-seater since the 12/24 and was clearly a sports car in appearance even though little lighter than the normal tourer, and indistinguishable in performance.' – Davey & May, 'Lagonda: a History of the Marque'.

    Based on the chassis of the preceding 2-Litre Continental four-cylinder model, whose overall style and good looks it retained, Lagonda's six-cylinder 16/80 was new for the 1933 season. The 16/80 employed a 1,991cc overhead-valve Crossley engine, reworked by Lagonda to its own specification, and could be ordered with conventional four-speed manual or pre-selector transmission. Autocar liked Lagonda's new medium-size model (which took its name from its 16hp RAC rating and 80mph top speed) remarking on its silence, smoothness, brisk acceleration and effortless high-speed cruising. Approximately 260 were made, of which it is estimated around half survive.

    The car offered here is one of the 16 two-seaters bodied by Vanden Plas. One of the ten-or-so survivors, 'AGH 289' was owned by one Ronald Gee from 1956 to 2009 when it was acquired for his private collection by the current vendor. In 1989 Ron Gee contributed an article to the Vanden Plas Owners Club magazine (copy on file) in which he recounted the Lagonda's history, commencing with its purchase in 1956. 'The car had already had a hard life. Its general description is best illustrated by the 12W bulbs fitted to the headlights in order to prolong the life of the batteries and the rest of the electrics. After some heartbreak, the purchase of two SUs and a new manifold from Ivan (Forshaw) the car started and ran.'

    Ron Gee made what repairs he could and raced the Lagonda – christened 'Crutty Sark' by his friends on account of its less than perfect condition - in club events with some success. 'Perhaps the alloy competition shock absorbers, the 28cwt weight or just a heavy right foot, brought occasional success including the Fox Trophy in 1964.' In another document on file, Ron Gee mentions that the car was a three-time winner of the un-supercharged 2-Litre class at Brands Hatch sprints and winner of the Lagonda handicap race at Silverstone in 1964. The magazine article is illustrated by a photograph of him competing in 'AGH', enthusiastically applying the maximum amount of opposite lock while cornering. He also enjoyed using the car 'as the purveyors intended, i.e. for travel to work, to the South London pubs, to Sainsburys etc. If it was in pristine condition, I would not be able to enjoy the use of the car as at present or in the past.'

    It appears that Ron Gee eventually got around to restoring the Lagonda, as there is a bill on file for a comprehensive bottom-end rebuild dated September 1997. Gee states that the light green livery was chosen as it had been found that items such as the spring hangers and drop arm were this, presumably original, colour.

    The Lagonda benefits from recent re-commissioning by Jeremy Brewster of Bromsgrove (bill on file). Works carried out included flushing out the fuel tank and lines and making any necessary repairs; checking the water pump and radiator (resealed); checking kingpins and brakes (all passed); wiring in a single 12-volt battery (replacing the two 6-volt items); dropping the sump and checking bearings; adjusting tappet clearances; checking and making good all instruments; refitting the rebuilt Scintilla magneto; and checking compression (a good 120psi in all cylinders). The car was then road tested and is currently taxed. Accompanying paperwork consists of the aforementioned bills, an old-style continuation logbook and V5C registration document.

    A matching numbers car retaining its original Vanden Plas body, 'AGH 289' represents an exciting opportunity to acquire an actively campaigned example of this rare and handsome post-Vintage Lagonda.
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1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
1932 Lagonda 16/80 Two-seater-plus-dickey Sports  Chassis no. S.10266 Engine no. S.2015
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