1934 Lagonda M45

T7 Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The Lagonda M45 is probably in the popular mind the archetypal 1930’s British sports car. Handsome, rugged and fast, this expensive motor car caught the imagination of the rich sporting fraternity. It was aimed squarely at the sporting owner-driver whose idea of transport was not to sit behind a chauffeur but rather to thunder at speed behind the wheel himself. In production for just two years it nevertheless won itself a tremendous reputation, and its appeal has endured to the present day. The M45 was constructed to a very high specification; it was powered by Henry Meadow’s unburstable 4.5 litre Six. In 1934 that unit put the company right in the forefront of sports car production and indeed took the Fox & Nicholl team of Lagonda racing cars to a notable Le Mans victory in 1935.
In 1954 today’s excellent example was purchased by Mary Betty Fletcher, Lagonda Club and Chester