Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Look – It’s a Lagonda

Lagonda originally owned by actor Sir Peter Ustinov to be sold; he was photographed in it by Norman Parkinson

 

A Lagonda originally owned by the actor Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA (1921 – 2004) is to be auctioned with a guide of £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000).

 

Supplied new to Oscar winning Sir Peter in 1953 and owned by him for 12 years, the 3-litre car has been owned by the same family for 49 years. It had an engine overhaul in 1997, is described as a “veteran of numerous continental trips” and will be sold by H&H Classics at their Imperial War Museum Duxford sale on 26th July.

 

Of the drophead coupé, which Norman Parkinson, CBE (1913 – 1990) photographed Ustinov in for an amusing sketch where he appears four times, Damian Jones of H&H Classics remarked:

 

“Last year we sold Prince Philip’s Lagonda for a world record price of £340,000 ($432,000, €386,000 or درهم1.6 million). So the bar is set high. But the Ustinov car is a much-loved example that has never failed a MOT during the current 49-year custodianship. With its provenance, its history with Peter Ustinov, it will doubtless attract much international interest.”

 

Pictured above: Sir Peter Ustinov in the car, photograph © Norman Parkinson archive.

 

 Look – It’s a Lagonda – 1953 Lagonda 3-litre drophead coupé – Originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA – To be sold at auction for £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000) by H&H Classics on 26th July 2017Look – It’s a Lagonda – 1953 Lagonda 3-litre drophead coupé – Originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA – To be sold at auction for £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000) by H&H Classics on 26th July 2017 Look – It’s a Lagonda – 1953 Lagonda 3-litre drophead coupé – Originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA – To be sold at auction for £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000) by H&H Classics on 26th July 2017 Look – It’s a Lagonda – 1953 Lagonda 3-litre drophead coupé – Originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA – To be sold at auction for £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000) by H&H Classics on 26th July 2017Look – It’s a Lagonda – 1953 Lagonda 3-litre drophead coupé – Originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA – To be sold at auction for £70,000 to £90,000 ($89,000 to $114,000, €80,000 to €102,000 or درهم327,000 to درهم420,000) by H&H Classics on 26th July 2017

The Steeple Times
We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Advertisement
Advertisement

Become a Patron of The Steeple Times

Independent journalism will only remain independent if it is supported by clear-thinking people like you. We each have the command to make a real difference. Join us.

2,668FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
11,547FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this very British site, it helps us grow. Your data is protected and The Steeple Times will send you an email at noon everyday that we rather trust you will enjoy.

Advertisement

Weather

London
broken clouds
12.1 ° C
14.6 °
9.7 °
93 %
1.2kmh
83 %
Tue
20 °
Wed
22 °
Thu
20 °
Fri
20 °
Sat
19 °