Thursday, July 6, marked 100 years since a now very rare Lagonda motor car was delivered new to Chagford, and the car still survives to this day, one of just three of its type surviving worldwide. The Lagonda was a 21st Birthday present for Martin 'Bunny' Spiller of Eaglshurst, Mill St, Chagford. 

It was delivered by MotorMacs Ltd of Sidwell St, Exeter. Their dealer plaque is still on the dashboard.

dealer plaque on the Lagonda
The original plaque showing the dealer on the car (submitted)

Bunny Spiller kept his birthday present for nearly 50 years, driving the car regularly before selling it in summer 1972.  It now resides in Worcestershire and is used regularly to drive to vintage car events with its owner Mark Yeomans. Bunny was a well-known Chagford village character and Mark would love to hear from anyone who remembers Bunny and his 1923 Lagonda 11.9 car.  

He can be contacted by email: [email protected]