1928 Lagonda 2ltr Speed Model High Chassis Tourer – Restored and Owned by Marque specialist the late Derek Green. The Speed Model had resulted from the factory's Le Mans effort of 1928, when the 2-Litre 'high chassis' driven by Andre D'Erlanger and Douglas Hawkes had finished 11th overall in the 24-Hour endurance classic. Finished in dark claret and Black with correct american leather cloth on the body tub, this car was a winner of Multiple Firsts Awards at many concours events and outright winner at Burnham Beeches. Two trophies come with the car. The car has only had 3 owners in the last 35 years. It was restored and owned by the legendary Derek Green who owned the world renowned Cedar Classics who specialised in Lagonda & Invicta. The car comes with history back as far as the late 1940’s / Early 1950’s with Buff Logbook and pictures of the car in this era. Restoration: The aim from the outset of the restoration was a) Keep the car as near as possible total originality and B) As high a standard as one could achieve. Contributors to the Restoration were other well known Lagonda restoration folks; Peter Whenman and Alex Downie who were well known in Lagonda Circles. The car has many original and period features down to a reversing light, spot lights, tool sets, oil can under the bonnet and fire extinguisher. The end result was the perfect Lagonda 2ltr Speed Model High Chassis Tourer. In later years, the head has been converted to unleaded and at the recommendation of Lagonda specialists it was suggested we put an electric fan on the car as in the old days the car came without one – strange but true. Today it looks exactly as you would expect: stunning but with beautiful patina. We believe that this is one of the nicest and most correct Lagonda 2ltr Speed Model High Chassis Tourer to come on the market for many years. This is a great opportunity to own such an iconic 1920s vehicles that is eligible for VSCC events Under the bonnet the car is beautifully detailed as one might expect. A klaxon horn is fixed to the bulkhead. The engine runs with a lovely warm throaty roar and is a pleasure to drive once you get the hang of the gear changes and will put the biggest smile on your face.. An assortment of bills & a photographic essay of the rebuild comes with the car - records of the restoration together with breakdown of work completed. The interior of the car is deep burgundy hide in superb condition with light patination along with matching red carpets. The mahogany dash board includes the usual complement of the requiste instrumentation & includes a Kigas Primer for cold starts. The hood easily erects & a full set of side screens are found in their appointed place behind the rear seat back. A useful luggage rack is fitted to accomodate a motoring trunk or suitcases.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Model||2 Litre Speed Model High Chassis|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Lagonda|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||December 3, 2015 1:31 pm|