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  Lagonda V12 Le Mans
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1939
Numbers built:2
Designed by:Frank Feeley
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 03, 2008
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Chassis: 14089
Featured is one of the two Works V12 racers that finished third and fourth at Le Mans. The drivers believed they could have won if Bentley had let them run at a faster pace. To proof their point, they brought the cars to Brooklands for the August Bank Holiday meeting. The two cars finished first and second with 'Old #5' taking the victory and setting the fastest lap at a staggering 127.70 mph. The two cars were then stored near the factory and suffered some damage from the bombings as well. Nevertheless the featured #5 could be driven out of the storage facility after the War without a problem by its new owner Robert Cowell (later Roberta Cowell). The car was raced some more, but with surprising little success.

The Le Mans Lagoon changed hands twice before ending up in the caring hands of John Collard Rees in 1976. He painstakingly restored Old #5 to its original 1939 Le Mans condition. More recently the car was acquired by the Louwman Collection where it is on display alongside the 1935 Le Mans winning Lagonda M45R. It is seen here in fabulous condition during the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


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Last known location Louwman Museum
Appearances

2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (20) 14089 Specifications