The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10

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Lot 223
The Stan West Collection
1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville
Coachwork by Lagonda Registration no. DT 9290 Chassis no. 12257/G/10

Sold for £ 86,250 (US$ 118,891) inc. premium
The Stan West Collection
1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville
Coachwork by Lagonda

Registration no. DT 9290
Chassis no. 12257/G/10
*Classic post-Vintage thoroughbred
*One of 278 made in 1936/1937
*An older restoration
*Professional engine rebuild in 2017
*Beautiful condition

Footnotes

  • Introduced at the 1933 Olympia Show and based on the preceding ZM 3-Litre model, the M45 deployed Meadows' 4½-litre, twin-plug six to good effect, saloons being capable of reaching 90mph and tourers the 'ton' under favourable conditions. Under W O Bentley's technical direction the big Lagonda became more refined: the M45's successor - the LG45 - gaining synchromesh gears, flexible engine mounts, and centralised chassis lubrication among many other improvements. Endowed with such an impeccable pedigree, the 4½-Litre Lagonda quickly established itself as a favourite among the wealthy sporting motorists of its day.

    In its road test published on 10th April 1936, The Autocar declared: "The 4½-Litre has always given a fine performance; in its latest form it provides all the performance that anyone can reasonably require, and at the same time has been silenced, smoothed out and made a much more comfortable car, so that in comparison with the earlier versions it is hardly recognisable on first driving it."

    One of only 278 LG45s produced during 1936/1937, this example was delivered in October '37 fitted with a Lagonda body and Ace wheel discs. Owned by one T Shawcroft of Cheshire circa 1954, the car is believed to have belonged to the Ashton family of Wellington Somerset from 1954 to 1976. Next owner Roger Mills kept 'DT 9290' from 1976 to 1996, during which period it was stored for him by a Mr Tucker. A member of the Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club, Mr Tucker used the car on the Club's 17th Annual Veteran & Vintage Car Run in 1973. Lagonda Club records show 'DT 9290' as with Julian Messant of LMB Cars circa 1997, while from 2002 to 2005 George Proud is listed as owner.

    Stan West purchased the Lagonda at Bonhams' sale at the Goodwood Members Meeting in March 2016 (Lot 32). Since then it has been kept in a bespoke motor house, while maintenance has been entrusted to marque specialists Bishopgray, who carried out an engine rebuild in 2017. Related bills are on file together with a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs, older invoices, etc.

    'DT 9290' is believed to have covered relatively few miles in the course of its life, and when a Lagonda Club member saw it in 1996 they described it as 'completely original'. It was restored some time ago by Royles of Darlington at a cost of around £110,000 and is presented in beautiful condition today.
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The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
The Stan West Collection,1937 Lagonda LG45 Saloon De Ville  Chassis no. 12257/G/10
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