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Lagonda Rapide Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: TA1106864
  • Make: LAGONDA
  • Model: RAPIDE
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,963
  • Mileage (Miles): 76,169
  • Mileage (KM): 122,582
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Currency: GBP

Aston Martin revived the dormant Lagonda name in 1961 with the luxurious Rapide four-door saloon, a car that was very much David Brown's personal project. The Rapide's sales brochure, which, unusually, was signed by him personally, stated: 'It has long been my ambition to build a car which would be equally suitable to drive or be driven in...'; Beneath the Superleggera aluminium coachwork by Touring of Milan was a lengthened DB4 chassis reconfigured by Harold Beach to accept De Dion rear suspension, the adoption of which allowed rear compartment space to be maximised. Powered by a 4.0-litre (236bhp) version of the DB4's twin-cam six that would later power the DB5, the Rapide certainly lived up to its name with brisk acceleration and a 130mph-plus top speed. Dual circuit, servo assisted disc brakes restrained this excellent performance, while interior fittings included electric windows, picnic tables to the rear, filler cap remote opening, and radio as standard. Just 55 units, almost all of whichwere equipped with Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission, were built before production ceased in 1964. Summary:; Many people refer to the Lagonda Rapide as 'the 4 door DB4/5' - fortunately for enthusiasts of the Lagonda marque, the prices remain affordable in comparison to their Aston Martin cousins. After 30 years in the collection, this represents a real opportunity for a collector to acquire a car and add their personality and their own value to this great investment. Vehicle History; First registered in December 1963 and one of the last of the 55 Lagonda Rapides built, this car came into the ownership of a Belgian collector of British cars in May of 1988. In 1996, the owner approached Aston Martin Lagonda specialist, RS Williams to bring the car to outstanding mechanical condition. Over several months in 1997 that mechanical overhaul took place. The estimate from RS Williams notes that this overhaul did not include cosmetic issues but these were clearly addressed in Belgium - wellcertainly the exterior finish. Preparation for sale has been thorough and the car presents beautifully and passed its MOT with flying colours.

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  • RefCode: TA1127087
  • Make: LAGONDA
  • Model: RAPIDE
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,962
  • Mileage (Miles): 1,061
  • Mileage (KM): 1,709
  • Colour: Silver
  • RHD/LHD: LHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

Recently returned from Japan where her UK owner had entered her into a Concours display, she not only presents well but has a history folder and provenance that complements the outstanding presentation quality of the car. Rare as one of 55 cars built, rarer as a manual and rarer still as a left-hand drive example. Incomparable and ready to be cherished anew.

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  • RefCode: TA1057017
  • Make: LAGONDA
  • Model: RAPIDE
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,963
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Automatic
  • Currency: GBP

A 1963 Lagonda Rapide in Dubonnet Rosso with Fawn trim. One of only 55 cars produced, a very rare opportunity to purchase one of these sought after cars!

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  • RefCode: TA1131831
  • Make: LAGONDA
  • Model: RAPIDE
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,962
  • Mileage (Miles): 1,709
  • Mileage (KM): 2,750
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

Background:; Aston Martin revived the dormant Lagonda name in 1961 with the luxurious Rapide four-door saloon, a car that was very much David Brown's personal project. The Rapide's sales brochure, which, unusually, was signed by him personally, stated: 'It has long been my ambition to build a car which would be equally suitable to drive or be driven in...'; Beneath the Superleggera aluminium coachwork by Touring of Milan was a lengthened DB4 chassis reconfigured by Harold Beach to accept De Dion rear suspension, the adoption of which allowed rear compartment space to be maximised. Powered by a 4.0-litre (236bhp) version of the DB4's twin-cam six that would later power the DB5, the Rapide certainly lived up to its name with brisk acceleration and a 130mph-plus top speed. Dual circuit, servo assisted disc brakes restrained this excellent performance, while interior fittings included electric windows, picnic tables to the rear, filler cap remote opening, and radio as standard. Just 55 units, almostall of which were equipped with Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission, were built before production ceased in 1964. Summary:; We have been waiting for this lovely Lagonda to arrive home because like any competitive thoroughbred she travels to be presented in competition as an exceptional example of the marque. Recently returned from Japan where her UK owner had entered her into a Concours display, she not only presents well but has a history folder and provenance that complements the outstanding presentation quality of the car. Rare as one of 55 cars built, rarer as a manual and rarer still as a left-hand drive example. Incomparable and ready to be cherished anew. Vehicle History; Lagonda Rapide 110/L was shipped on 9th April 1962 to be shown on the company's stand at the New York International Auto Show. It was then delivered, through the services of the official agent, J.S.Inskip, on 15th September the same year to retired RAF Group Captain Hugh Marsland Groves. The new owner was basedin Sarasota, Florida and the build sheet notes the original specification as Black Pearl with Red Connolly Vaumol leather and an automatic gearbox. As was normal for cars of that manufacturing age, the car was returned to the services of the renowned Rex Woodgate for 'numerous rectifications' a few days after delivery. Another important date in its early history was a comprehensive work schedule in June 1965 when the recorded mileage was 21,814 - not for the mechanical scheduling but rather the modification to the bonnet with the addition of a cooling vent - a modification that can be seen to this day. Although the car's entire early history is not clear, in 1989 she was owned by Melvin Ritter of Tucson, Arizona and moved firmly into the Southern Hemisphere to Australia where owners included Paul Sabine and Chris Kourtis. At about this time she was turned from Black Pearl into a very traditional Silver and a manual gearbox added to allow the power of the six-cylinder engine to be explored morefully. There are contemporary articles in the June 2003 Australian Classic Car and she won Best in Class (Modern Classics) at the Melbourne Motorclassica exhibition in October 2013. Purchased by a Swiss resident after Chris Kourtis' ownership, she was driven to Villa d'Este from his home where it was accepted into the Concours Class for 'Faster, Quieter, Smoother. Heroes of the Jet Age' and won the prize!; https://www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com/participants/2017/historic-cars/class-d/lagonda-rapide/; Acquired by its current UK owner and registered in the UK on 1st October 2017, she has continued her travels most recently to the Concorso D'Eleganza Kyoto 2018 for which she was carefully prepared by Tim Butcher's team at Trinity Engineering. On the button, sleek and beautiful, she is ready for events, tours or concours.

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