Registered 21st Nov. 1933 chassis number 210414 originally carried a drophead coupe body by Martin Walter of Folkestone Kent, and was displayed at the 1933 Olympia Motor Show alongside Lagonda’s 41/2 litre prototype model. A ‘Selector Special’ the reinforced chassis would have also originally carried a Maybach gearbox. The former property of a well known motoring journalist who acquired the car with its already restored chassis in the early 1970’s it was then fitted with a new three door Touring coachwork by Jock Chamberlain of Hartley Wintney. Having then passed to another well known pre War car collector in the late 1980‘s the car was further restored by Lagonda expert Herb Schofield, this work is detailed in the history file and includes the re-trimming of the interior in this resplendent deep red Connolly hide and painting the body black with new black fabric covering, much mechanical work was also undertaken at this time.
The current owner purchased the car in 1995 at Coys Chiswick House auction and it has resided in his collection ever since, meticulously maintained in an air conditioned garage it remains in first class condition. During his ownership it has featured in numerous articles in Classic Cars magazine, and won Benson and Hedges Concours Class awards in 1989 and 1990 as well as a Louis Vuitton award at The Hurlingham Club, London in 1995, in addition the car is photographed on page 359 of the Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885 to Present by G. N. Georgano.
Now fitted with a manual gearbox the car received a new clutch in 2012 and has covered less than a thousand miles since, most of which was a trip to Classic Le Mans of that year. It comes complete with soft top, tonneau cover, hood bag and aero screens that are all in good condition. A simply beautiful car in all round excellent condition.
* This car has just undergone a complete gearbox rebuilt and overhaul of the clutch, and a full service in our own workshop. Please contact us for more info.
1933 Lagonda 3 litre Tourer
Chassis Number: 210414
Engine Number: 2163
Registration: AUW 307