Rare Lagonda car set to fetch up to £150,000 at auction

The rare Lagonda.

A rare 1932 Lagonda 3 Litre Sports Tourer is expected to fetch up to £150,000 when it comes up for auction at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn this week.

Lagonda was one of the most prestigious marques of the late 1920s.

Their cars regularly won at Le Mans, and the 3 litre version is often praised by enthusiasts as being one of the finest Lagondas commercially produced.

The auction house said this example was “in fine mechanical form and finished to a very high standard. Very rarely does a car such as this become available on the open market.”

The car, which is painted in British racing green, was once owned by renowned vehicle restorer David AC Royle of County Durham and is sold with his handwritten record of all the work he undertook on the car between 1969 and 1971.

Other classic vehicles in the motor car, motorcycle and automobilia sale on October 16 include a 1936 Citroen Light 15 Roadster (estimate: £50,000-70,000 plus buyer’s premium) that featured in a 1970s Citroen television advert, a 1974 Jaguar E Type V12 (estimate: £45,000-55,000 plus buyer’s premium) and a 1923 Calthorpe 2 Stroke 250cc motorbike (estimate: £11,000-12,000 plus buyer’s premium), plus a whole array of vintage and collectable automobilia.

An illustrated catalogue will be available at www.tennants.co.uk leading up to the sale, and remote bidding is available.