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The Guard House, Bicester Heritage, Oxon

OX26 5HA

1938 Lagonda Rapier For Sale by Auction

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1938 Lagonda Rapier
Coachwork by Abbott
Registration no. EYX2
Chassis no. 11480
Odometer Reading: 62, 000
MoT Expiry: N/ A

* Bills suggest engine was rebuilt in 2017
*£3500 serviced and check-over by Classic Performance Engineering last year
* Almost-new Blockley Tyres

This Rapier was built towards the end of production and comes to market with vendor-assessed excellent bodywork and paint and very good glass and trim. The seats are said to be good, as is the trim, while the front carpets are said to be in average condition, but please note the clock is not working, the vendor says. Paperwork suggests the engine was re-built in 2017 and the car was serviced and checked over by Bicester-based Classic Performance Engineering in mid-2019 at a cost of £3500. The vendor says handling is excellent and the brakes are very good and reports nearly new Blockley tyres are fitted. Coming with some history this forward-thing small-displacement twin cam sports car is worthy of any serious collection.

Presenting well externally and with the engine said to have been re-built in 2017 this late Rapier offers a seldom-seen opportunity to acquire one of these exquisite models.

£57, 000 - 64, 000

Vendor Score Total: 77/ 100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/ 5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/ 5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/ 5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/ 5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/ 5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 23/ 25
Body Work: 5
Chrome/ Plastics/ Trim: 4
Glass: 4
Paint: 5
Wheels/ Tyres: 5

INTERIOR TOTAL: 13/ 20
Dashboard/ Door cards/ Carpets: 4
Headlining: 3
Seats: 3
Trim: 3

ENGINE TOTAL: 17/ 20
Mechanical components: 4
Running: 4
Starting: 4
Under Bonnet: 5

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 15/ 20
Axles: 4
Brakes: 4
Gearbox/ Clutch: 3
Suspension: 4

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 7/ 10
Ancillary components: 3
Main components: 4

Car History File: 2

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