Lagonda 4 Seater Open Special 1930

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Lot No: 59

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1930 Lagonda 4 Seater Open Special 7672 (Not Warranted) £83,000.00 + buyers premium


Car 4 of 4 – Probate sale

This is a very fine example of a Lagonda 4-seater open special, having a 2lit twin carb, twin cam engine.  Very little is known about the history of the car pre-war.  The Lagonda Owners Club are aware of this car and have been very helpful. To put it in a nutshell the car started life probably as a 2lit saloon in 1930.  The V5 has her registered as a tourer and the date of registration is 23.1.47.  I think you will agree with me, when you see this car, whoever built it was a very fine craftsman – she looks a beauty.  She comes with some old tax discs, 20 odd, the last one was 2015 and old MOT’s from 1975  – 2006 which shows that the car was in regular use.  This car can be viewed from now, by appointment
When we spoke to the Lagonda owners club, I was given the impression that they would be more than pleased to talk to anybody who is interested in this car.


We have since received an additional folder of paperwork relating to the car that has been found in Mr Cherrett’s home. This includes: Mr Cherrett’s purchase invoice on 25th Feb 2000, many hand written notes detailing the cars requirements and description of mechanical workings, copies of old logbooks, MOTs from 1986 to 1998, an old logbook from 1973, ownership details requested from DVLA in April 2000 that go back to a Mr Pape in 1976, correspondence to previous owners tracing the cars history, hand written notes on the cars history and perhaps most importantly, an article on EWF99’s transformation to a special click here.

The side plates on the exhaust side and the starter motor and others have been found and will be included.

Auctioneers notes: We have decided to sell the probate cars as non-runners,  We found these cars in a barn-like building covered with sheets etc.  It is obvious that they have been used up to 2015 judging by the tax discs.  I would suggest a small amount of re-commissioning should be the order of the day and hopefully you will be very impressed with these cars when you view them.
N.B. The late Mr. Cherrett was an aero-nautical engineer and loved nothing more than taking a car apart, improving, it and putting it back together.  He was also quite a character and had novel ideas to prevent theft of his vehicles, such as, the Lagonda had the steering column detached from the dash board, which meant that the steering wheel rested on the floor, his thinking was that it would be very difficult for thieves to take the car.  We have attached the column to the dash board to enable us to move the car, but please, the buyer of this car must check that the work we did was done correctly and also check the steering box, he might have loosened that. The body work is made out of aluminium.

Full Details:

Lot No. 59
Auction 27th April 2018 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Lagonda
Vehicle Model 4 Seater Open Special
Year of Manufacture 1930
Mileage 7672 (Not Warranted)
Registration EWF99
Date first Registered 27-10-1930
Chassis Number 0H9745
Engine Number 6038/1/316
Estimated Sale Price £36,000 - 42,500

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