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1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe / 14054 Vehicle Information

1939 Lagonda V12 photograph

1939 Lagonda V12 photograph

1939 Lagonda V12 photograph

1939 Lagonda V12 photograph

1939 Lagonda V12 photograph

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W.O. Bentley arrived at British automaker Lagonda in 1933 and began work on achieving the full potential of the firm's existing 4.5-liter, six-cylinder Meadows-engined cars. In 1935, he achieved an unprecedented 1st, 2nd and 3rd clean sweep at Le Mans.

His masterpiece was a new 4.5-liter V12 that was composed of chromidium, duralumin, steel, aluminum, and phosphor-bronze. The new engine made its debut near the close of 1937 and fitted into a chassis that featured independent front suspension and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. The Lagonda V-12 proved its capabilities by capturing 1st and 2nd in class at Le Mans.

This Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe was originally finished in Valspar Jewelescent Grey with Grey trim and delivered to its original showroom on December 7, 1938. A factory guarantee was issued on March 3, 1939, marking the original date of sale to R.S. Loewenstein, of Pinfold Stables in Leicestershire, who registered the car as FLM 700.

After seeing little use, the car was laid up in 1940 due to World War II. On June 14, 1946 it was acquired by the second owner Ron Galway, of Berkeley Square, London. On August 7th of that year it was serviced and its mileage was recorded as 7,329 miles at the time.

It was offered for sale in the February 1956 edition of Motor Sport magazine where it was advertised for sale by Performance Cars, of Brentford. It was apparently exported stateside not long afterward, and in November 1958, it was acquired by William J. Hodges, of Los Angeles. Mr. Hodges retained the car for nearly 3 decades. He sold his prized automobile in May of 1988, selling it to the current East Coast owner.

The current owner had the car rebuilt mechanically. The bodywork was stripped to bare metal and properly refinished in British Racing Green.

The car has seldom been shown; it has been in the care of two long term owners; it has been well kept but not over-restored.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015



2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $475,000 
Lot was not sold

1939 Lagonda V12 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 16061
Sold for USD$79,211
  2020 Bonhams : The Golden Age of Motoring Sale (1886 - 1939)
 
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 14069
Sold for USD$297,419
  2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 14116
Sold for USD$92,960
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1939 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 14062
Sold for USD$307,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 LAGONDA V12 DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: 14113
Sold for USD$458,700
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide
Chassis#: 14091
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca De Ville Project
Chassis#: 18018
Sold for USD$50,264
  2015 Bonhams : The Summer Classic Sale
 
1939 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 14062
Sold for USD$304,640
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 LAGONDA V12 DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: 14106
Sold for USD$688,738
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 14092
Sold for USD$329,769
  2013 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 14065
Sold for USD$526,654
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Sports Roadster
Chassis#: 14115
Sold for USD$990,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 14080
Sold for USD$114,530
  2011 Bonhams - The December Sale
 
1939 Lagonda Rapide Tulipwood Boattail Racer
Sold for USD$451,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 Lagonda V12
Sold for USD$451,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1939 Lagonda V12 image  1939 Lagonda V12 image  
1939 Lagonda V12 Saloon
Chassis#: 16032
Sold for USD$45,588
  2004 Coys- British and Continental Sports and Touring cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Lagonda V12's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon 2021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $70,000$100,000
1939 Lagonda V12 Sports Saloon160612020 Bonhams July Motoring Auction $60,000$80,000
1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe140922020 H & H Imperial War Museum Duxford $300,000$400,000
1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Drophead Coupe141072019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $900,000$1,200,000
1939 Lagonda V12 Sedanca de Ville180212015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1939 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe140542015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $375,000$475,000
1939 LAGONDA V12 SALOON141052014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $80,000$100,000
1939 LAGONDA V12 DROPHEAD COUPÉ140592014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $180,000$240,000
1939 Lagonda Rapide Tulipwood Boattail Racer 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $400,000$500,000

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Lagonda V12 Vehicle Profiles
Drop Head
Lagonda V12 Drop Head

Model Year: 1938
Profile
Drop Head
Lagonda V12 Drop Head

Model Year: 1938
Sedanca Coupe
Lagonda V12 Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Drop Head
Lagonda V12 Drop Head

Chassis Num: 14068
Engine Num: 14068
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Lagonda V12 Roadster

Coachbuilder: Brockman
Chassis Num: 16019
Engine Num: V12/151
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1939
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1939
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1939
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Model Year: 1939

Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 14054
Engine Num: V12/129-14054
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 14062
Engine Num: V12/109
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 14069
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 14091
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Tulipwood Boattail Racer |
Lagonda V12 Tulipwood Boattail Racer |

Chassis Num: 14095
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 14107
Engine Num: 14107
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Lagonda V12 Roadster

Chassis Num: 14108
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 14113
Engine Num: 14113
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History


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