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1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon For Sale by Auction

Following on from our highly successful 86% sold May auction, Bonhams Motoring are delighted to present 115 motor cars and 11 motorcycles in our 25th July Live and Online auction. For more information and to view more pictures and videos of each lot please visit Property from a Deceased Estate 1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon Registration no. FYE 999 Chassis no. 16061 Odometer Reading: TBA MoT Expiry: Exempt *Formerly in the Ellard Collection *Registered just before outbreak of the Second World War *Much money spent during the 1990s If a 'Derby' Bentley didn't appeal, wealthy patriotic British buyers had an appealing alternative - the Lagonda V12 saloon. The engine, designed by W.O. Bentley, upped the ante between the Staines marque and both Bentley and Rolls-Royce, as well as Brough Superior and Railton, whose Hudson-based products offered blistering performance. This V12 saloon was delivered a month before war broke out but by 1953 was in the renowned Ellard Collection, where it remained until the 1980s, after which it went to Jersey for a short time. Offered for sale at auction in 1999 its paint, chrome, leather and wood were said to be original and in very good order – the catalogue noted that in 1990 £14,000 had been spent on an engine re-build as well as a chassis and brake overhaul. In 1999 £12,000 had been spent on re-commissioning. Today it still cuts an imposing air, the black coachwork (lined in red) still looking deep and reflecting well. The chrome remains lustrous. The interior – red seats, red carpet and red door cards is patinated (but not untidy) and the woodwork still presents well. Engine started is said to be average, running and presentation good, and the running gear is reported to be good. This lot comes with a good history file. Formerly part of the Ellard collection this Lagonda V12 presents well and has good history. The sports saloon coachwork offers owner driver enjoyment with the effortless torque of Lagonda's V12 power plant. Coming from an important UK private collection the Lagonda is running and driving well. £60,000 - 80,000 Vendor Score Total: 61/100 Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments. 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: 18/25 Body Work: 4 Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3 Glass: 4 Paint: 4 Wheels/Tyres: 3 INTERIOR TOTAL: 13/20 Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3 Headlining: 3 Seats: 4 Trim: 3 ENGINE TOTAL: 11/20 Mechanical components: 3 Running: 3 Starting: 2 Under Bonnet: 3 RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20 Axles: 3 Brakes: 3 Gearbox/Clutch: 3 Suspension: 3 ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 7/10 Ancillary components: 3 Main components: 4 Car History File: 4
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