1934 Lagonda Rapier
Appearing in 1934, the Rapier was Lagonda's quality small car aimed at the highly popular 1100cc sector of the market. Featuring an all-new 1104cc engine with twin overhead camshafts developing an impressive 50 bhp, this new model was available with a variety of coachwork styles, a large proportion of cars having bodies by E.D. Abbott Ltd of Farnham.
By 1935, however, the Lagonda company failed and was taken over to be reformed as LG Motors (Staines) Ltd. The rights to manufacture the Rapier model were sold to a new company - Rapier Cars of Hammersmith Rd, this being
formerly the Lagonda Service Centre. Production of the Rapier as a marquee in its own right was to continue until 1938, however only 46 cars were to be built.
Presented here is an example of the 1934 close coupled four seat tourer with Abbott coachwork. In recent years the car has been the subject of a major restoration from the bare chassis, with enormous amounts spent. There are a
number of photographs included with the documentation showing this work under way. Chromework was replated, much electrical work carried out, including a full rewire, whist the engine and preselector gearbox were
apparently dismantled and thoroughly checked.
The hood and sidescreens have also been renewed and the car is of very smart appearance all round. The vendor is now reducing his collection and a new home is sought for this attractive small Lagonda.
The car retains its original registration number and a buff RF60 logbook is included, which dates back to 1956.
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