Lagonda 3 litre

1957 - R 649 950
Lagonda 3 litre

Lagonda 3 litre

1957 - R 649 950

Lagonda 3 litre Specifications

ENGINE 3 .0L INLINE 6 CYLINDER FUEL TYPE PETROL
TRANSMISSION 4 SPEED MANUAL EXTERIOR COLOUR SILVER
LAYOUT FRONT ENGINE REAR WHEEL DRIVE INTERIOR COLOUR BLACK
POWER OUTPUT 140 BHP NO. OF DOORS 4

WHAT MAKES THIS CAR SPECIAL?

Lagonda is a British car manufacturer, established in 1906. Founded by former opera singer, Wilbur Gunn, who after acquiring British nationality, became a speedboat and motorcycle engineer. The company was acquired by Aston Martin in 1947 and produced some notable luxury cars under both independent and Aston Martin parentage.

The Lagonda 3.0L was built under the Brown / Aston Martin era to replace the 2.6 litre model. The aluminum body was built by a David Brown owned subsidiary company, Tickford. They were made in three different body variations which included a 2-door coupe, a 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 is a 3.0 litre straight six which was designed by Walter Owen Bentley and produced by Lagonda themselves, producing 140 bhp which could get the 3.0L to a top speed of 168km/h. 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.

This Example:

The four door example offered here is a matching number car and according to its build sheet was originally produced in Green with a Beige interior. It was first delivered by the Brooklands agents to Mr. Vaughan Bowman of London on 30th August 1957. Prior to the current owner, the car was believed to be owned by a hotel and after the death of the owner it was passed on to his sons who kept it in a basement for a long period of time. It is understood that it stayed in the same family ownership for in excess of 30 years.

The current owner purchased the Lagonda in 2013, and since acquiring it, undertook an extensive body off restoration which included:

  • Rust removal and re-structure
  • Chassis sandblast & re-coat
  • Bare metal respray
  • Engine rebuild
  • Interior stripped and totally re-upholstered
  • Suspension overhaul
  • Overhaul of braking system
  • Overhaul of cooling system

Documented pictures of the refurbishment work are available and can be supplied on request.

The car presents and now runs very well but it is recommended to replace the tyres as they are old and harm the ride quality

This Lagonda is available to be viewed at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town

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