Lagonda is a British car manufacturer, established in 1906 and was founded by a former opera singer, Wilbur Gunn, after acquiring British nationality and became a speedboat and motorcycle engineer. The company was acquired by Aston Martin in 1947 and it produced some noticeable luxury cars under both independent and Aston Martin parentage, becoming famous for producing rare and special luxurious cars.
The Lagonda 3.0L was built under the Brown / Aston Martin era to replace the 2.6 litre predecessor. The aluminum body was done by a David Brown owned subsidiary Engineering company, Tickford. They were made in three different body variations which included a 2-door, 4-seater coupe and drophead convertible as well as a 4-door saloon variant. Altogether, there were only 270 examples produced in all body variants, making it an exceptionally rare and collectable car.
The engine powering this Lagonda model was a 2.9 litre straight six which was designed by Walter Owen Bentley and was produced by Lagonda themselves, producing 140 bhp which coulf get the 3.0L to a top speed of 168km/h. Along with the powerplant, the 3.0L also had independent suspension all round, which was considered unusual for a car from that era, and Lockhead drum brakes to provide adequate stopping power. The Mark II was released in early 1955 and was introduced with a floor mounted gear lever.
As expected with a car of this specification, the interior is filled with comfort and luxury. Polished walnut covered the dashboard and door trims while the individual front seats and rear bench seats were finished in high quality leather. The front doors have adjustable arm rests while a heater, radio and built-in hydraulic jack stands were added as standard equipment to the Lagonda 3.0L.