1938 LAGONDA LG6
Barons | 18-Jul-2017 | Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection | Venue : Sandown Park Exhibition Centre Esher, Surrey
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1938
Engine Size : -
Mileage (miles / km) : 77,071
Colour : Metallic Grey
Registration No. : FRA 52
Chassis No. : # 12345
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection - Sandown Park Tue 18th Jul 2017, 1:00pm Viewing Times: Mon 17th Jul 2017, 3:00pm - 7:00pm Tue 18th Jul 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm
 

The Lagonda LG6 is a large car produced by Lagonda from 1937 to 1940, and was announced at the 1937 London Motor Show. The LG6 chassis is based on the one used on the V12 model, lengthened by 3.5 in to cater for the longer engine fitted. Suspension is independent torsion bar front suspension and live rear axle with Spiral bevel gear final drive, and the braking system is Lockheed hydraulic. The 4453 cc Straight-six engine, with pushrod operated overhead valves, was bought in from Henry Meadows of Wolverhampton and previously used in the LG45 model. Drive is to the rear wheels through a single dry plate clutch and four-speed gearbox.
Standard coachwork included Saloon, Tourer, Coupé and Sedanca styles. The Tourer was also available in Rapide version, and had a higher compression ratio engine, but only two were sold. The car can be distinguished from the V12 by the twin long trumpet horns on either side of the radiator grille. 67 of the short chassis and 18 long chassis were made.
First registered in October 1938 as FMA 52, chassis number 12345 (really!) and probably supplied by University Motors. Little is known from 1938 to 1962 when it was purchased by a Lagonda Club member. It is known that The Autocar magazine tested it in their Used Car Test Report 5th December 1952, with a photograph of the car. In 1966 it was exported to a new owner in the USA, who kept it for 11 years, it then was sold to a lady in Florida. She kept it until 1996 when it was purchased by the vendor and brought back to the UK.
Since repatriation the car has had lots of work done, including a full repaint 11 years ago, and all necessary wood in the frame was replaced with New Zealand Southland Beach, a knotless wood. 3 years ago the interior was refurbished with new headlining, carpets, rubber seals etc. The leather was treated rather than being replaced as it is in very good condition. The car has recently been fitted with 4 new tyres.
This very rare and beautiful car is only being sold because of the vendors advancing age.