1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018

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Lot 427
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project
Coachwork by James Young Registration no. FYO 385 Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018

Sold for £ 32,200 (US$ 40,348) inc. premium
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project
Coachwork by James Young

Registration no. FYO 385
Chassis no. 18018
Engine no. 18018

Footnotes

  • Presented in 'barn find' condition after 40-plus years in storage, this James Young-bodied Lagonda V12 is the ninth example on the 'long' (11ft. 6in. wheelbase) chassis to leave the factory. 'FYO 385' was first registered in London in 1939, and is believed to have had the Consett Iron & Steel Company as its first owner, possibly for the chairman's use. Equipped with an electrically operated internal division and a retractable roof, it would have been eminently suitable for the purpose. The interior is upholstered in brown leather and features two occasional fold-up seats to the rear, one at each side.

    The present owner acquired the Lagonda in the late1960s when it was still driveable but untaxed and in need of some mechanical attention to make it fully roadworthy. Intending to refurbish/restore the car, he put it into storage until such time as he could commence the work. Other matters absorbed his attention, and the big Lagonda has remained untouched to this day. The owner now realises that he will never complete the project and feels that it is time for this imposing carriage to go to a fortunate new custodian to receive the attention it deserves. At the time of consignment it was noted that the engine turned with a starting handle, and that the clutch operated.

    When the vendor purchased 'FYO 385' it had an old-style RF60 buff logbook, and a V5 was subsequently obtained. Unfortunately these documents have been mislaid, but the vendor hopes to find them prior to the sale. As a precautionary measure he has applied for a duplicate V5C which should arrive before the sale. If the RF60 is not discovered before the sale the vendor will forward the document if/when it is found.

    Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this imposing conveyance offers what must surely be an increasingly rare opportunity to obtain an unmolested restoration project of this type.
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1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project  Chassis no. 18018 Engine no. 18018
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