1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893

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Lot 279
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon
Coachwork by Lagonda Registration no. AUA 117 Chassis no. Z10893

£ 120,000 - 150,000
US$ 160,000 - 200,000
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon
Coachwork by Lagonda

Registration no. AUA 117
Chassis no. Z10893
*Rare factory coachwork
*Known history
*Peking-Paris Rally participant in 2010
*Restored after the Rally

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 'Z10893' was delivered new to Dr W J Wood on 20th July 1934. Dr Wood specified the factory's own 'Silent Travel' Pillar-less saloon coachwork, the style of which gives the car real presence while providing easy access to the comfortable and luxurious cabin.

    The copy build sheet shows that the fuel pump and starter motor were changed in 1934, while further electrical work was undertaken in 1939 and the gearbox overhauled in 1949. By May 1949 the car was registered to Mr K Gordon of London SW1.

    The current owner understands that the Lagonda was formerly used as mayoral transport on Guernsey and subsequently owned by a Mark Peters and then John Bradley. In 1992, the car was purchased by Mr K Yeo and in 1997 passed to American collector Tom Harrington. Lagonda specialist Peter Whenman restored the M45 in the 1990s for Mr Harrington, who sold it in 2002 to J Radgick. Subsequently, the magneto was rebuilt among other improvements, and the car actively used on tours across Europe and the UK.

    The current owner purchased the Lagonda in 2007 and it subsequently underwent extensive preparation for the 2010 Peking to Paris Rally. The car was then used on a number of UK rallies, and although it completed the Peking-Paris, suffered considerable wear and tear in the process. On return to the UK it was completely restored, which included rebuilding the engine with a replacement cylinder block and new pistons and con-rods. Additionally, the gearbox was overhauled; the frame and aluminium bodywork restored; the interior completely re-trimmed; and a re-spray carried out. Copies of the original build sheets together with invoices and photographs associated with the recent works are available. Seldom used since the rebuild, this rare and attractive Lagonda M45 is ready to be enjoyed.
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1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
1934 Lagonda M45 Pillarless Saloon  Chassis no. Z10893
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