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1939 LAGONDA V12 V12 - £130,000

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*COMING SOON*1939 V12 Lagonda V12 Freestone & Webb sports saloonChassis number: 14080Registration number: FXB119A quite remarkable piece of automotive engineering, the W O Bentley-designed Lagonda V12 was one of the outstanding British models of its day and one of the exclusive handful of 1930s road cars that could exceed 100mph in standard tune. Not only that, but the magnificent, 4.5-litre, V12 engine produced sufficient torque to endow the car with a walking-pace-to-maximum capability in top gear.First seen in 1936, the Lagonda V12 did not commence deliveries until 1938 and only 189 had been built before the coming of WW2 ended production. The advanced chassis employed double-wishbone independent front suspension and was available with a varied choice of coachwork, including limousine. As usual, the short-chassis Rapide roadster provided even more performance.Chassis number '14080' - was first registered 'FXB 119' on 10th May 1939 to Miss Marian Mathieson of 1 Park Gardens, Glasgow. The handsome, owner-driver, razor edge sports saloon coachwork is by Freestone & Webb of North London, one of the finest of all British coachbuilders and a firm associated with quality marques from its earliest days, particularly Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz. In January 1947 the car passed to its second owner, Mr Edward Michael Behrens of Hanover Terrace, Regents Park, London NW1. Its third UK owner was David Hemley Adams, who purchased the car on 12th December 1955 and whose last change of address in the UK is recorded as 1967.In the early 1990s the Lagonda came to Switzerland, where its then owner commissioned partial refurbishment, including a high quality repaint. In 2002 a German collector purchased the car and kept it until his death in 2005, whereupon it passed into the immediately preceding owner's important private collection. The last deceased purchased the Lagonda from Bonhams' sale at Mercedes-Benz World in December 2011 (Lot 419). More recently the Lagonda has benefited from the attention of specialists Bishopgray and Alpine Eagle, the latter carrying out a thorough overhaul of the braking system in September 2018 (bills available). Always maintained to the highest standard, 'FXB 119' currently displays a believed-correct total of 57,423 miles on the odometer while retaining its nicely patinated original interior. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned invoices; an annulled Swiss Fahrzeugausweis; old German registration papers; and a copy of its FIVA Identity Card.We will conduct a full photo shoot once the car arrives with us next week. This low mile example is a fantastic driving car with a taut tight feel to it. A wonderful alterntive to an equivalent Derby Bentley it offers unmatched pre war performance & drop dead gorgeous coach work. Interior leather is original & patinated byt very useable as is. The woodwork is likewise in super condition. You really have to drive on eof these to appreciate what fantastic cars they are. to own one is a rare privelige.Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943 Si Parla ItalianoUK & Italian sales.Mike Kliebenstein 0049 170 2043831 Deutsch GesprochenGeman, Austrian Swiss & Southern European sales.Jan Kurty 07872 932675 hovori cesky, slovensky, polskyEastern Europe Sales.Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.richard@vandp.netwww.vandp.netShowroom:2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UAViewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

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