Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS



Gavin McGuire - ccts1034 Login
Website Contact Links
Gavin McGuireGavin McGuire
East Sussex

tel: 01892333874     
web: http://www.gavinmcguire.co.uk
LIVE adverts (11)

1935 A T9 bodied 3.5 litre Lagonda with a comprehensive history For Sale

The Lagonda M35 R was built only in 1935 to provide a bridge between the departing 3 litre model and the new Meadows 4 ½ litre engined M45 with its 3 ½ Litre six cylinder seven bearing crankshaft engine (number 2978) being a development of the previous 3 litre unit. The car used a Rapide chassis (in this case number Z11228) designed by Lagonda for the Meadows engine with the most obvious external difference to the 3 litre being much larger brake drums – this is a very useful feature as the 3 ½ litre car was designed to have a top speed of 85 miles per hour.

This superb car’s history is known from when it was first registered on 25th September 1935 to a Dr. Turton of Derbyshire right up to its present owner – in fact it comes with three original card log books which record its ownership from 1935 right through to 1967 after which it went through the hands of two more owners before being acquired by its present proprietor in 1987.

It originally left Lagonda with a factory T9 touring body but in 1950 Dr. Turton had this replaced with a custom built saloon body supplied by L. E. Jackson Coachworks of Loughborough at a cost of 902 Pounds and 16 Shillings (£902.80p!). By this time the chassis had covered less than 23,000 miles.
The car came to its current home in 1987 as a rolling chassis accompanied by a newly built replica of its original Lagonda T9 body and its new owner set about restoring the whole car to concours condition since when he has subsequently made regular use of it on various events and for touring in both the UK and Europe. I am indebted to him for the very comprehensive history and extensive file of invoices and important Lagonda data which came with the car and enabled me to compile this description.

As you can see in the photographs this car is in very good condition even though it is 28 years since its restoration. I can confirm that it goes every bit as well as it looks and its very sturdy 3619cc engine starts readily and sounds good, giving plenty of power whilst maintaining steady water temperature and good oil pressure assisted by an external oil cooler which is particularly useful when cruising on motorways. The gearbox is very quiet as is the transmission and the car inspires confidence by steering and handling well with the suspension giving a firm but comfortable ride. The car has also been fitted with an overdrive which can be brought into play on third and top gears making it more relaxing to drive over long distances.

It is also impossible to ignore its sheer presence as this is a car which makes a bold statement just by sitting there - it is clearly intended to be driven by someone who enjoys their motoring and wants to do it in style. So, if you want a really fine example of 1930s English sporting motoring at its best, then this is the car for you!


Price £127500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lagonda
Model M35R
Year 1935
Country UK
Region Sussex
Telephone 01892 333874
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 04-May-2019
Ref C976646
 

Similar Adverts
1951 Lagonda 3.0 DHC

Reference Number AW160216b Make Aston Martin Lagonda Model Lagonda 3.0L DHC Year 1951 Transmission Manual Drive Side right Odometer reading 71320 Exterior Colour Green Interior Colour Cream Price POA Looking absolutely splendid in the superb colour scheme of Green with contrasting Cream interior .....

  • £79950
  • 07-Apr-2019
  • Durham
  • Trade
1957 Lagonda 3ltre by Tickford

1957 LAGONDA Litre RHD. This is an opportunity to acquire one of the last 78 four door "Sportman Saloon" bodied by Tickford surviving with last engine (same that Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4) designed by W.O. Bentley himself. New paint : Bentley Brooklands BRG. Engine rebuilt some years ago but not .....

  • £70000
  • 07-May-2019
  • France
  • Private
1933 Lagonda Three Litre, T7 Open Tourer

1933 Lagonda Three Litre, T7 Open Tourer Chassis number: Z10441 Registartion number: AUL728 A beautiful car hat has had enormous sums spent on it in recent years. The body is a Lagonda T7 item that has had new timber let in where requred. The engine has undergone a full rebuild some .....

  • £145000
  • 01-Apr-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1952 Lagonda 2.5 Drophead Coupe

Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this Lagonda 2.5 Drophead Coupe Finished in two tone Maroon and Cream, Recent new mohair burgundy hood, Leather interior re-trimmed in beige, Very pretty car, Reasonable history, some with Stratton Motor Company, Ideal car for club events, Recorded .....

  • £85000
  • 09-Apr-2019
  • Norfolk
  • Trade
1963 One of just 55 cars built

4-litre 6 cylinder, 236 hp. Only 55 cars built. RHD, automatic transmission. First registered in the documents 1979. Delivered new on December 5th 1963, Matching- Numbers, vehicle history very well documented, 108'500 miles. Shown in several Aston Martin Books. A lot of receipts since 1988 with the .....

  • £
  • 05-Apr-2019
  • Switzerland
  • Trade
1934 Very Original Lagonda M35 Rapide Tourer T9

In 1925, Lagonda decided to steer the company on a slightly different route. Lagonda was known for very nimble and light cars but decided to start heading to more luxurious and sporting models. The Lagonda 14/60 was introduced in 1925 and it was the first model of Lagonda where the gearbox wasn’t .....

  • £
  • 27-Mar-2019
  • Belgium
  • Trade
1935 Lagonda M45 Team Car Evocation

Based on an original frame, this Lagonda M 45 Rapide was build up from ground ca. 5 years ago in the specification of the legendary Le Mans winning car from 1935. For a better ride, they also installed a fully synchronized Alvis-transmission and a better clutch for higher quality gear changes. Since .....

  • £255900
  • 16-May-2019
  • Germany
  • Trade
1934 Lagonda M45 Coupé One-Off by Brainsby Woollard

Lagonda M45 Coupé „One-Off” Single piece! Aluminium body, perfectly eligible for concours events. This car was especially built for the 1934 Olympia Motor Show by the British coachbuilder “Brainsby Woollard”. The Coupé is a very elegant appearance and presents itself today, also on .....

  • £299900
  • 09-May-2019
  • Germany
  • Trade
1931 Lagonda 2-Litre Supercharged Low Chassis Tourer

Vintage and prestige are proud to offer this 1931 Lagonda 2-Litre Supercharged Low Chassis Tourer For Sale. Registration: PL 5560 Chassis no: OH9795 Engine no: 1541 Type: 2B . T2 Having established its reputation by winning the Moscow - St Petersburg Reliability Trial of 1910 with .....

  • £190000
  • 12-Mar-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade
1936 Lagonda LG45 Drop head Coupe

1936 Lagonda LG45 Drop head Coupe Price €360,000.00 Chassis number: 12104 Registration number: HXV183 (Previous) Fully Nut & bolt restored some years ago; this car has seen very sparing dry weather only use ever since & has also been the winner of some Lagonda club awards. Unusually .....

  • £
  • 13-Mar-2019
  • Essex
  • Trade