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Lot 141: Lagonda 2.6 Drophead Coupe

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The first new automobile produced by Lagonda after its purchase by David Brown in 1947 was the 2.6-Litre. It was named for the new high-tech straight-6 engine which debuted with the car  the so-called Lagonda Straight-6 engine  which was designed by Walter Owen Bentley, and which would propel Lagonda's new parent company, Aston Martin, to fame.

The 2.6-Litre was a larger car than the Aston Martins and was available as either a 4-door closed car, or from 1949 2-door convertible Drophead Coup´┐Ż, both with 4 seats. The drophead was bodied by Tickford, at the time not part of Aston Martin. A Mark II version appeared in 1952, in closed form only.

The car had a separate chassis and all independent suspension using coil springs at the front and torsion bars at the rear. At the time of introduction it was believed to be the only all-independently sprung British car.

69 WPH is one of just 510 examples ever produced. Finished in the stunning colour combination of two-tone cappuccino , with complementary light brown leather, 69 WPH is described to be in good general condition.

With the last ownership spanning some 19 years, 69 WPH comes, as you would expect, complete with a large history file containing its original buff log book, UK V5 registration papers and various bills and receipts. More recently 69 WPH was subject to an engine rebuild in 2006 and a re-trim.

These remarkable and rare classics of the British Sporting tradition are certainly not getting any cheaper in the current market, so don't miss the chance to own this one! Offered with a sensible reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number141
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£36000
Condition rating0
Registration number69 WPH
Chassis numberLAG/50/485
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2