1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe

Issued 1972


One of the all time classics - and one of the gold chip versions to have in a collection.. The first issues should have been in a gold body with maroon chassis, but for some reason they could not get the chassis colour right on the first issues. The very first shade is almost a prepro model as it has the larger rivet on one side of the 2 bumper attaching ones and was devoid of 2 small bars cast on the bumper mounting plate and this version is known as the Purple Lagonda, very rare with a price tag to match. The next shade is known as dark red and on this version the rivets both became the same size and the 2 small lugs were attached. The last shade is a very bright red known as 'Strawberry' - I have seen many shades on these early versions but all could be classed as minor and I get constant emails saying they have a purple version but the fact is when turned upside down all bases are a purple shade of some sort. It is due to coverage as paint was not used but a dye which was then topcoated with lacquer so a thin coat looks purple. The normal issue is maroon. 

Next up was a glossy orange body with a gold chassis and rare ones of this version may have the pre metal wheels on instead of the normal generic plastic ones.  Then the model was recoloured to cream wi9th black chassis and these had seats and grilles in either dark red or black in any combination, There are several rare interim versions with the body from one with the later chassis from another and vice versa but are very rare. The final colour was in a very dark red made for the Fathers Day giftset of 3 models and again there is an interim version with a black base known.

Box Types for Y11-3

G, H, I and L