|£35,500 + buyers premium
Description from The Vendor:
This particular Lagonda Rapier is the early model built by the Lagonda Car Company in 1934. This model is rarer than the later Rapier model. The car has been completely rebuilt at considerable expense to original specification with newly refurbished replacement parts as required. The Lagonda Rapier club has all the spares for these cars and is very creative in painting these cars. You can find some more information in the history file.
Presented here is an example of a 1934 Lagonda Rapier with a 2-seater sports tourer body. She is understood to have originally been an Abbott bodied drophead coupe, according to club records. She was re-bodied some years ago as you can see in the pictures. In recent years, the car has been the subject of a major restoration from the bare chassis upwards, large amounts of money have been spent on her. There is a photographic record included in the history file, showing the work undertaken. All the chrome work has been replated and she has been fully rewired and we are told that the engine and pre-selector gear box has been
stripped and thoroughly examined and re-assembled.
You also have the benefit of the side screens and hood having been renewed. I am pleased to say that she retains the original registration number. In the history file you will find an old buff log book, lots of interesting articles and photos. These little cars had a highly advanced 1100 cc twin overhead cam engine, developing 50 BHP. Back in those days you purchased the chassis from Lagonda and took it to your favoured coach builder to have the body you required.
Click here for the vendor’s letter. She is a lovely sports tourer which may be viewed, strictly by appointment.
|30th July 2021 - 95% SOLD
|Year of Manufacture
|Date first Registered
|Estimated Sale Price
|£35,000 - £45,000
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