Lagonda LG45

1937
€ 275,000
Brand
Lagonda
Model
LG45
Type
DHC (drop head coupé)
Year
1937
Engine
4.5 L
Transmission
Manual gearbox
Steering
Right (RHD)

The ambition of Lagonda boss Alan P. Good was sky high in 1935 when he declared to his Technical Director W.O. Bentley: “We are going to build the best car in the world and have just 2 years to do it in.”

The report of the new Lagonda LG45 road test by “The AutoCar” magazine in April 1937 is very flattery: “impressive in appearance”… “a fine machine that gives high performance without effort”… “well made and solid”… “in short: it is a thoroughbred”.

Technical details

Brand
Lagonda
Model
LG45
Type
DHC (drop head coupé)
Year
1937
Engine
4.5 L
Transmission
Manual gearbox
Steering
Right (RHD)

The talented in-house designer Frank Feeley produced 3 different types of splendid bodies on the LG45 chassis. A Saloon, a Tourer and a Drophead Coupé, which continued to improve the image of the Lagonda marque.

The mix of the talented people mentioned above and the development of the mighty Meadows 4,5 litre 6-cilinder engine coupled to the excellent G10 gearbox resulted in what “The Autocar” rightly quoted: A Thoroughbred.

This Lagonda LG45 DHC with chassis number 12153 has been totally restored approx. 10 years ago by the Belgian Lagonda specialist LMB for a German customer.

In 2015 the Lagonda was bought by a Belgian enthusiast who, for the long distance rallies he participated at, wanted a performant and comfortable open motorcar.

This Lagonda was just perfect, until a couple of vintage Bentleys took over much of the attention of her owner.

This fully sorted and perfectly maintained beauty is now again available for a fresh guardian who will immediately be able to enjoy all the pleasures this thoroughbred offers.

impressive in appearance”… "a fine machine that gives high performance without effort"… “well made and solid”… “in short: it is a thoroughbred The AutoCar” magazine in April 1937

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