1946 Lanchester Convertible
Style : 7 Seat Convertible
Colour: Blue and White
Engine: 4.5 litre engine (straight 6 OHV)
Gears: 4 speed gearbox – Pre-select column change
A very nice rare car being one of only two of this model ever produced.
Following advices of the whereabouts of the car which was under a tarpaulin in an orchard in Castle Combe and having it viewed and approved as a recoverable proposition, it was summarily sold to someone else, who after six months of total neglect of it, sold it to Vintage Wheels.
A body off restoration was entered into, completed in a year entailing an engine rebuild, renovation of all chassis components, complete new upholstery and bare metal repaint.
It came into being, having been one of four ordered by an Indian Mahargiah whos family had owned forty seven Lanchesters!
The company had ceased building big cars before the war, but in view of the long association, built two convertibles and two limousines especially for them.
This particular car eventually was fiddled out of India and went to America from where it came to England and went into decline until it eventually came to its present home.
Please contact us for a quotation and to discuss your requirements.
Hire this superior vintage car by calling 01278 456607 (day) or 01278 722480 (eves/weekends)
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