30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 17

1934 Lanchester 15/18 Coupe

Sold for £16,312

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: AXM 475
Chassis No: 11107
MOT: October 2023

  • Coupe by Martin Walter Coachworks
  • Restored between 2003-2007
  • Pre-select gearbox fully rebuilt
  • MOT runs until October 2023

The Lanchester Eighteen at first known as the 15/18 was announced at the beginning of October 1931. Quite unlike any previous Lanchester it was their first new car following BSA's takeover of The Lanchester Motor Company Limited in January of 1931. Medium-sized car was a new departure for Lanchester. The intention was to extend the BSA group's range of cars into a new price level by offering a car of moderate size and price providing economies by virtue of design and workmanship. This was the first medium-sized car to be offered with the Daimler fluid flywheel and Wilson half-automatically changing gearbox which was separately mounted. George Lanchester played a considerable part in development of this car in collaboration with L H Pomeroy. Their original concept had been a fairly small car but one still redolent of Lanchester luxury selling for about £850. In the end the standard saloon was priced at £565.

This delightful Coupe was first registered in 1934, the coachwork was completed by Martin Walter of Folkstone, who was also well known for providing coachwork services to Daimler and Vauxhall. ‘AXM 475’ is powered by a 2.5 litre straight six coupled via the Daimler fluid flywheel, to the Wilson pre-select gearbox, which was completely rebuilt by Graham Whitehouse Autos in 2010 at a cost of £9,133. The vehicle is believed to have been restored between 2003 and 2007. For the last 5 years our vendor has had the vehicle MOT’d every year with the current certificate running until October of 2023. The current vendor has rated the body & paintwork, engine, transmission, trim and electrics at 3 out of 5 which we feel may be a bit harsh. The vehicle comes with a history file, V5C and various other documentation. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a delightful, usable and very pretty, pre-war Coupe.

For more information, please contact:
Roy Hitchman
07718 584216


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


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