1935 Lagonda M45 Vanden Plas


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Very rare specifications. It is an M35 built on the shorter 10' 3" Rapide chassis and with its original and very rare T9 Tourer body.


• Chassis N°: Z11162
• Engine N°: 3180

Lagonda M45 Vanden Plas 1934 Olympia Motor Show car.

Chassis number:  Z11136
Original UK Registration: BUW 76

Lagonda M45 delivered at the request of Oxborrow and Fuller to Vanden Plas for them to build the current and original bodywork to Vanden Plas design number 1126, the car was then delivered to Lagonda ltd as Body number 3272 in 1934 ready for the Lagonda stand at the Olympia motor Show.

This car is in very, good condition having been very lovingly cared for by its current owner who has spent large amounts of time and money keeping it in beautiful driving condition.

The engine is running exactly as it should and pulls very strongly, the cooling is extremely good and even on the hottest days with a little blip of the throttle to move the mechanical fan the temperature can be kept at 80 degrees with ease. Even in a traffic jam.  The gearbox is the trusty Lagonda T8 and it makes no strange noises while it can be switched between the gears extremely easily with a bit of experience and even a Pre-War beginner would find it fairly easy to master.  
Bodily it is in fine condition and the full hood and weather equipment with wind up windows, make it ideal for those longer rallies where a little comfort is required.

Flying Start Records

Stanley Mann achieved incredible records with this car, including 5 Miles Flying Start in 2 minutes and 12.97 seconds and 10 Kilometers Flying Start in 2 minutes and 45.56 seconds, both at an average speed of over 135 mph.


as Stanley Mann would have said, with a smile
on his face and a sparkle in his eye.  

Competition Success

In the 1980s, the car achieved notable competition success, including victories at events like the Bentley Drivers Club and VSCC races.

Record-Breaking Legacy

Under Stanley Mann's ownership in 1987, the car underwent a comprehensive rebuild to set new class A records, solidifying its status as a record-setter.

Exceptional Exterior

Crafted by Williams and Pritchard, the car features an aluminum and steel tube frame construction with impeccable paint. Fitted wings, Brookland's screens, and a racing head cowl enhance its racing authenticity.

Impeccable Interior

The green leather bucket seats with meticulous leather lacing are in excellent condition. The aluminum dash houses all necessary gauges, and there's ample storage space behind the seats.

Impressive Mechanics

Despite its weight, the car offers a light and agile driving experience. It features a Laystall crankshaft, 8.0:1 compression, tubular con-rods, fabricated exhaust manifold, and other performance-enhancing modifications.

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