Very Rare Example

Further Information

Here at the Car Barn we are pleased to offer this very rare 1934 Lagonda Rapier


In 1934 customers ordered a Lagona Rapier chassis and sent it to their preferred coach builder to do the rest. This has the Abbot DHC Body which was fully restored by Geoff Henderson in 1993/4, before a full engine rebuild in 1995. 


It has a huge history file with all invoices going back some 30 years. There is very detailed log of every little job, rally and run done with this car from 1992 onwards. 


A previous owner had the car maintained by MacDonalds including back axle overhaul and coil ignition conversion. 


The interior is mainly original and could do with some light restoration on the front seats and door cards, the exterior could also benefit in some light restoration. We are aware many owners would like to do this themselves, however if you wish we can provide a quote for our skilled workforce to do any enhancement or restoration work required.  


Rear tyres have been recently fitted and the car drives beautifully.


This is a very usable classic car, with a highly advanced for the time, 1100cc engine producing 50bhp so more than able to keep up with modern traffic.


For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact Jonathon Webb on 07442 897760

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.


The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars








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