1939 | Lagonda V12 DHC

1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

EUR 497,293 JPY 64,220,356 BGN 972,605 CZK 12,107,581 DKK 3,701,398 GBP 450,000 HUF 178,125,208 PLN 2,253,630 RON 2,459,261 SEK 5,178,804 CHF 514,847 ISK 72,405,791 NOK 4,998,934 HRK 3,743,618 RUB 43,183,888 TRY 7,570,284 AUD 784,429 BRL 3,086,347 CAD 706,702 CNY 3,577,821 HKD 4,394,574 IDR 8,078,119,153 ILS 1,773,743 INR 41,980,937 KRW 672,284,785 MXN 11,548,574 MYR 2,362,537 NZD 839,629 PHP 28,928,003 SGD 758,868 THB 18,577,854 ZAR 8,530,854

 

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1939 | Lagonda V12 DHC

1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
EUR 497,293 JPY 64,220,356 BGN 972,605 CZK 12,107,581 DKK 3,701,398 GBP 450,000 HUF 178,125,208 PLN 2,253,630 RON 2,459,261 SEK 5,178,804 CHF 514,847 ISK 72,405,791 NOK 4,998,934 HRK 3,743,618 RUB 43,183,888 TRY 7,570,284 AUD 784,429 BRL 3,086,347 CAD 706,702 CNY 3,577,821 HKD 4,394,574 IDR 8,078,119,153 ILS 1,773,743 INR 41,980,937 KRW 672,284,785 MXN 11,548,574 MYR 2,362,537 NZD 839,629 PHP 28,928,003 SGD 758,868 THB 18,577,854 ZAR 8,530,854

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible
132/180 kw/hp
7,790 mls
Graeme Hunt

Graeme Hunt Ltd

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Lagonda
    Model V12
    Model name V12 DHC
    Year of manufacture 1939
    Chassis number 14069
    Condition category Restored
    Mileage (read) 7,790 mls
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Convertible
    Power (kw/hp) 132/180
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,480
    Cylinders 12
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Drum
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Green
    Manufacturer colour name -
    Interior colour Green
    Interior material Leather
    Optional equipment
    Rechtslenker

Description

'A magic carpet ride' - Rolls-Royce's new slogan for their very modern, comfortable, smooth engined motor cars. But wind back the clock 81 years to 1939 and the slogan applies equally - if not more appropriately - to this fabulous, curvaceous, two-tone V12 Lagonda.

After Lagonda's financial troubles in the mid 1930's, this car was of great importance to re-launch the manufacturer. Alan Good had reorganised the company a few years prior and as magic had it, W.O Bentley was bored and wanting a change having spent 4 years at Rolls-Royce in control of Bentley

So Lagonda and W.O collaborated. What was created is magic.

The advanced chassis used and double-wishbone independent front suspension allows effortless comfort. Whilst a fabulous 4.5 litre V12 engine carries the beautifully crafted body designed by Frank Feeley - famed for post war 'DBs'. The engine so torquey, it has the ability to do walking speeds to over 100 mph in top gear, such is the mechanical marvel. We can't put it better than Road & Track did in 1978:

This is W.O Bentley's masterpiece... and that is saying something.

Driving through the streets of London over bridges, bumps, into parks and over the cobbles of a mews, she drives far more easily than even a car decades ahead. She slides into every gear effortlessly, she pulls with ease, eats any small imperfections on the road like butter and garners the right sort of attention! It was, and still is, a remarkable piece of engineering.

She has an astonishing history to her as one would expect. Having copies of the build sheets, names of all owners and the notable Michael Patrick Aitken MBE, who had owned her for over 15 years plus many many invoices and papers.

She was a Pebble Beach winner in 1997 after a full and fabulous restoration in America, where such specialists like a Violin restorer attended to the woodwork, and she is one of only 189 V12s. Stupendously maintained - with price no factor at all. A great history file and a car that will no doubt benefit any collection.

This could be contentious, but a step up from a Derby Bentley, we think

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Dealer-Imprint

Graeme Hunt Ltd

P O Box 76255

London

SW1P 9NN

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7937 8487

Email:  [email protected]

Email:  [email protected]

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