Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe

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All was not well financially at Lagonda and the receiver was called in 1935, but the company was bought by Alan P. Good, who just outbid Rolls-Royce. He also persuaded W. O. Bentley to leave Rolls-Royce and join Lagonda as designer along with many of his racing department staff. The 4.5-litre range now became the LG45 with lower but heavier bodies and also available in LG45R Rapide form. The LG45 came in three versions known as Sanction 1, 2 and 3 each with more Bentley touches to the engine. In 1938 the LG6, with independent front suspension by torsion bar and hydraulic brakes, came in.

This diecast model is by Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, it was sourced from a private collection in November 2015

 
Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe Models of Yesteryear Y-11/3; 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
     

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