An early entry for H&H’s July sale at Buxton, Derbyshire (July 25/26) is a remarkably original ‘barn find’ 1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe.
Fresh from its dry hiding place, it sports the original push-button radio, the correct period lights and wire wheels and is showing just 50,112 on the odometer, which is believed to be the genuine mileage.
Finished in blue with brown leather upholstery, the car has remained with the same family since the mid ‘60s. The current owner has vivid memories of being driven to school in it by his father, shortly after which it was put into storage. The brightwork still shows traces of the grease that was applied at the time and the hood has never been lowered in the 40 years that the family has owned the car!
The car is complete and ripe for restoration. Indeed, despite its lengthy lack of use, the engine still turns freely.
The Lagonda is estimated to fetch between £40,000 and £50,000. For further information on this or any other lots consigned to H&H’s upcoming Buxton sale, visit www.classic-auctions.comPublished 4 June 2006