1932 LAGONDA 2 LITRE LOW CHASSIS CONTINENTAL TOURER - £148,000
Chassis number: OH10149
Registration number: YY1778
Engine number: OHL1209
The final iteration of the much vaunted 2-Litre Lagonda was the Continental, of which just 23 examples are understood to have been made between April and July 1932. Though production was split 50/50 between Saloons and Tourers, the Lagonda Club is only aware of seven Tourers still in existence today, making them a very rare model indeed. The car is distinctive & easy to recognise from its sloped back radiator profile.
This Continental was first registered on October 25th 1932. It is arguably best known in Lagonda circles from its lengthy period in the hands of the Gostling family. It was purchased by Harry in 1946, who retained it until his death, whereupon ownership passed to his brother Ian Gostling. Both men competed with the car during their tenure and the history file contains photos of Harry pressing on at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch. 'YY 1787' appears to have been treated to various upgrades during the Gostlings' ownership - they included larger brake drums, a bigger capacity oil pump and the downdraught cylinder head which was installed by Wessex Workshops in 1996. The Lagonda appeared in an article entitled 'Used cars of the road' that was published in the Autocar issue of June 24th 1953 - the writer noted that 'the handling of the car was one of its specially good features'.
The Lagonda was finally wrested from the Gostling family in July 1997, when it became the property of Gordon Colin Oliver. Subsequent owners include David Rose and Peter Zaslawsky, and it was from the latter that the previous vendor acquired 'YY 1778' during December 2009. In his care the bonnet and wheels have been refurbished and five new tyres and inner tubes fitted.
The Black bodywork and Maroon leather interior trim are perfect having been recently redone to new standards. The engine is likewise "very good" and the electrical wiring as "new". A brand new Mohair hood has also been fitted. Twin button together tonneau covers also come with the car. A full complement of side screens also come with the car. The spare wheel is rear mounted.
The car comes with an assortment of old invoices for work done & correspondence dating back many many years as far as 1948. It is a fast car due to the light body engine upgrades, well able to hold its own in modern traffic conditions. Well suited to rallies & as its name suggests & continental touring.
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- RefCode: TA1025212