1934 Lagonda Rapier Reg: VS2718 Chassis No. 10667 Engine no. 2416

1934 Lagonda Rapier Abbott TourerReg. no. VS 2718Chassis no. D10667 (V5C states incorrectly 15667)Car no. 10667Engine no. D2416The Rapier was the smallest offering by Lagonda in the 1930s, and it was fitted with an all-new 1104cc twin overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine. Consultant designer Thomas Ashcroft was given the not inconsiderable task of producing ‘Britain’s finest 1100cc engine’. The engine was originally intended to be cast in light alloy but to save cost it was eventually made in cast iron using the original patterns. A respectable 50bhp was produced and engine production was sub-contracted to Coventry Climax; the power unit was complimented by a four-speed pre-select gearbox and Girling rod brakes. Most cars like this example were fitted with bodies by Abbott Ltd of Farnham.This Rapier was first registered in December 1934 in Greenock, supplied by Burton & Tweedy in Scotland. There are gaps in this Lagonda’s early history, but we understand that it changed hands several times during the 1960s, it went from Rugby to Trumpington, South of Cambridge and by 1964 was in Yorkshire, heading to New Ellerby in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The next owner of the Lagonda was in Holme on Spalding Moor, East of York, it was then briefly in Hessle and the car then saw the 1960's out with John Edward Bec registered at RAF Driffield.After three decades off the road, the Lagonda’s next owner embarked on a sympathetic restoration. He spent several years working on the car, getting it running, re-commissioning the mechanicals and coach painting the body to an acceptable standard. The Lagonda was finished in early 2007. The car had a great many mechanical improvements in 2021, but overall, the body and paintwork do require some improvement. This example is offered here with a file of papers including a continuation buff logbook, various recent bills and a V5C.Estimate: £28,000 – 35,000To be auctioned along with a fantastic selection of other vehicles on March 5th at our Showell Farm site, SN15 2NU. Viewing is welcome prior to sale and all cars are sold as seen, condition reports can be requested on each lot by contacting us direct. Lots are not available to buy prior to auction. Fully illustrated catalogue is available on the Richard Edmonds Auction website. Bids can be made online, by telephone or live on site. All lots are subject to commission.Vehicles that are un-registered or on foreign plates may require Import Duty and Vat to be paid upon purchase via HMRC prior to registering with the DVLA for a UK plate, if you are not sure please ask. For classic cars over 30 years this equates to 5% Duty on the final value.