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Bonhams offering up Lagonda Dream Team at  Goodwood Sale September 18th

Entire Lagonda racing team offered for first time at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale September 18th.
Fox & Nicholl Lagonda Team in 1929

Fox & Nicholl Lagonda Team in 1929

Bonhams - An entire team of one of the great sporting marques of the golden era - 1920s racing Lagondas - which campaigned at Brooklands and Le Mans, is offered for the first time at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale on September 18th.

Four 1929 Lagonda 2.0-litre Low Chassis are returning to a motor circuit more than 50 years after being reunited in a significant single-owner collection.

The quartet, bearing consecutive registration numbers PK9201 to PK 9204, were originally owned by a syndicate of Hertfordshire enthusiasts and run by Fox & Nicholl, the Lagonda main dealer in Tolworth Surrey, in the 1929 racing season. The team made a mark on their debut outing at the gruelling Brooklands Double Twelve endurance race, placing second, third and sixth in their class.

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURERRegistration no. PK 9201 Chassis no. 9411

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURER - REGISTRATION NO. PK 9201 CHASSIS NO. 9411

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURERRegistration no. PK 9202 Chassis no. 9412

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURER - REGISTRATION NO.  PK 9202 CHASSIS NO. 9412

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURERRegistration no. PK 9203 Chassis no. 9413

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURER - REGISTRATION NO. PK 9203 CHASSIS NO. 9413

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURERREGISTRATION NO. PK 9204CHASSIS NO. 9414

1929 LAGONDA 2-LITRE 'LOW CHASSIS' TOURER - REGISTRATION NO. PK 9204 CHASSIS NO. 9414

Later in the season the quartet campaigned that year’s BARC Six-hour race and the Tourist Trophy, where PK 9202 finished 9th overall, leading the Lagondas to win the Team Prize and Mobiloil cup. One of the four, PK 9203, even entered the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Tim Rose Richards and the Hon Brian Ellis at the wheel.

Following their retirement in 1930, the four were sold off to different owners and then reunited in the late 1960s and early 1970s when acquired by the late Captain Ivan Forshaw and his son Richard. Captain Forshaw made his name as a Lagonda specialist in the 1930s and would later establish Aston Service Dorset.

All four Tourers were restored in the 1990s and then kept under covers in the Poole showroom, only taken out for shows such as the Century Display at Brooklands. They are currently being recommissioned for the road.

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale will take place in its traditional location ‘over the road’ at the West Sussex Motor Circuit (Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex , UK) on Saturday September 18, (automobilia from 11AM and motor cars from 1PM).

It will be a fully live sale with bids accepted from clients in the room (respecting social distancing and all local COVID-related guidelines) and will be livestreamed via bonhams.com and goodwood.com.

The sale will also be available on the Bonhams App, which provides registered bidders the opportunity to bid in real time online via Bonhams.com while watching the auctioneer and videos of cars on offer. Absentee and telephone bids are also encouraged.

Pre-sale viewing of all lots will take place at Goodwood on Friday September 17 from 9am - 5pm and on Saturday September 18 , 9am onwards.

Contact ukcars@bonhams.com for further details and to register.

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salesrooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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