1937 Lagonda LG 45

Open Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Throughout the late Twenties and early Thirties Lagonda gained a fine reputation for their 2 and 3 litre sports tourers and, for the 1934 season, a gutsy 4 1/2 litre high performance model joined the line-up. Lagonda was also the only manufacturer ever to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race while technically bankrupt in June 1935.

Many considered Lagonda near rivals to Bentley anyway, so it was natural that WO Bentley should join the new Lagonda management on release from his contract with Rolls-Royce. The LG45 was the first model that WO had a hand in, turning to tuning wizard Harry Weslake to derive more power and finesse from the Meadows engine. This was done in stages and as and when the money was available and sanctioned b