Lot 273 - 1948 Lanchester LD10

Lot 273 - 1948 Lanchester LD10

Lot 273 - 1948 Lanchester LD10

Lot Number 273
Registration MPJ 371
Chassis Number L60895
Engine Number 16966
Odometer reading 77,269 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
  • Extremely rare model
  • Comprehensive restoration history

Lanchester had started planning the LD10 before World War II with a planned launch date of 1940, but it wasn’t to appear until 1945. The planned Lanchester Ten had an all-steel body made by the Briggs Company. In keeping perhaps with the times, this was rather plain and austerely finished, with a painted metal fascia, and the styling has been compared to a London black cab. It was a complete contrast to the large, luxurious cars that Lanchester had once manufactured.

In 1946 the coachbuilders E D Abbott of Farnham, bought two chassis on which they produced two convertible versions of the LD10, this is one of those two – the other one is owned by Jaguar Daimler Heritage trust. This rare car has benefitted from a full photographic restoration. This work has been recorded in a comprehensive photographic history which is present along with huge amounts of bills and receipts. This must be one of the rarest cars available in the sale. Consigned by Dominic Lake.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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