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.