The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650

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Lot 214
The Stan West Collection
1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer
Coachwork by Vanden Plas Registration no. AXR 522 Chassis no. Z10650

Sold for £ 115,000 (US$ 144,579) inc. premium
The Stan West Collection
1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer
Coachwork by Vanden Plas

Registration no. AXR 522
Chassis no. 210650
*An older (1980s/1990s) restoration
*Engine professionally rebuilt in 1994/1995
*Part of the Stan West Collection since 2008
*Good history file

Footnotes

  • "A short run on one of the first of the 4½-Litre Lagonda models, with an open four-seater body, left a vivid impression not only of brilliant acceleration and sheer performance, but of a car delightfully silent and easy running in a way that can be achieved to the fullest extent only by a big-engined machine working well inside its limits." - The Autocar in 1933.

    A fine example of this elegant and very British, post-Vintage thoroughbred, chassis number 'Z10650' was supplied new via Mann Egerton & Company and despatched on 18th December 1933 to coachbuilders Vanden Plas for its four-seat sports-tourer body to be fitted. This work was completed on 17th February 1934 at a cost of £229 8s 9d. We understand that the car was originally liveried in grey lined with rose pink, a colour keyed to its interior upholstery and selected for the rather bizarre reason that it matched an eiderdown belonging to the original customer. The car is illustrated on page 174 of the book Vanden Plas by Brian Smith.

    In February 1992 the Lagonda was offered for sale at Brooks' Olympia auction (Lot 198) and purchased there by a Mr Forster of Marlborough, Wiltshire. Prior to its acquisition by Mr Forster, the car had been in the ownership of one family since 1964, passing through the hands of three brothers. Extensive restoration had been undertaken while it was in the third brother's hands, the work being carried out over a five-year period (1986-1991) by well-known Lagonda specialist Peter Whenman at a cost of circa £43,000.

    Mr Forster sent the car back to Peter Whenman's company, now called Vintage Coachworks, for an engine rebuild undertaken in 1994/1995, and it appears that they maintained and serviced it for him during his ownership. It was then sold to a Mr Sharp of Jersey, who put the car in his private collection and used it only sparingly. While in Jersey the Lagonda was looked after and serviced by Clayden Motors, although no major work was required.

    'AXR 522' was purchased by Stan West at Bonhams' Olympia sale in December 2008 (Lot 609), since when the wheels, hubs, and brakes have been overhauled by marque specialists Bishopgray (see bill dated 31st January 2019 on file). The history file also contains bills and receipts for the restoration/services; the original buff logbook; and a quantity of expired MoTs. Presented in excellent condition throughout, with everything working properly, this exceptionally attractive Lagonda M45 is ready to be enjoyed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the correct chassis number is Z10650 Please note that the body fitted to this Car is not a T7 as catalogued
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The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
The Stan West Collection,1933 Lagonda M45 4½-Litre Tourer  Chassis no. 210650
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