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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1934
Numbers built:3
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 05, 2013
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Chassis: Z11078
This is the second of three Lagonda M45s fielded by Fox & Nicholl with the registration BPK201, BPK202 and BPK203 respectively. At the 1934 Tourist Trophy it was driven to fifth by John Hindmarsh. For the following year's Le Mans, Hindmarsh was joined by Luis Fontes and grabbed the prestigious outright victory. The car's final outing was the 1935 Tourist Trophy where Hindmarsh finished seventh. The Le Mans winning Lagonda has survived in remarkably original condition and the battle scares from the accident at Le Mans can still be seen. Still fitted at an angle the fin on the tail reveals its addition was very much a last-minute and late-night rush job. Today, chassis Z11078 is on permanent display in the Louwman Collection Museum in The Hague, The Netherlands, alongside one of the later V12 works cars. It is seen here at a rare outing, during the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Chassis details
Major wins
1935 24 Hours of Le Mans (Johnny Hindmarsh / Louis Fontes)
Last known location Louwman Museum
Appearances

The Louwman Museum The Louwman Museum 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (16) Z11078 Specifications