A beautiful car hat has had enormous sums spent on it in recent years. The body is a Lagonda T7 item that has had new timber let in where requred. The engine has undergone a full rebuild some years ago. Additionally the car has been repainted & retrimmed.
For the engine work the block was then sent to Gosnays Engineering in Romford where skilled and reliable engineers carried out a full rebuild, including the addition of a new fast road cam and followers, new white metal bearings, new pistons and rings etc. Whilst stripped, all other matters were attended to, including rebuilding the cylinder head (and new springs, guides and valves), relining the clutch with a new driving plate and relining and correcting the geometry on the brakes. It was also fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust system, rebuild of the carburettors and the radiator was also re-cored. The gearbox, back axle and chassis were good and required no attention, so once re-assembled and the engine re-fitted, an 800 mile trip to Le Mans and back took place for the Lagonda 75th anniversary tour and the journey was completed without issue.
Since then, this most elegant of sporting tourers has been continually improved. During the ten years of ownership by the previous vendor, it has comfortably completed trips to the Isle of Man, Angouleme in France, North Yorkshire, Cornwall and many other shorter trips totalling some 8,000 miles without fault. The interior was re-trimmed with the seats re-upholstered and re-covered in deep burgundy hide. A few years ago, the car was sent to David Wall who cut out all of the bad bodywork from the original rebuild, attended to any other matters that arose, stripping and re-painting the car in dark green to the superb condition you see it in today. The all-weather gear is in good order throughout with the full tonneau and hood bag replaced during the re-trim. The chassis and body frame are solid and require no attention.
The car starts readily, drives beautifully & with its light body provides a far quicker alternative a 3.0 litre Bentley or similar. It represents between the wars British motoring at its finest.
Reference Number AW160216b
Make Aston Martin Lagonda
Model Lagonda 3.0L DHC
Drive Side right
Odometer reading 71320
Exterior Colour Green
Interior Colour Cream
Looking absolutely splendid in the superb colour scheme of Green with contrasting Cream interior .....
1957 LAGONDA Litre RHD.
This is an opportunity to acquire one of the last 78 four door "Sportman Saloon" bodied by Tickford surviving with last engine (same that Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4) designed by W.O. Bentley himself.
New paint : Bentley Brooklands BRG.
Engine rebuilt some years ago but not .....
Stratton Motor Company are pleased to offer this Lagonda 2.5 Drophead Coupe
Finished in two tone Maroon and Cream,
Recent new mohair burgundy hood,
Leather interior re-trimmed in beige,
Very pretty car,
Reasonable history, some with Stratton Motor Company,
Ideal car for club events,
- 80s icon with inimitable style
- Limited production, one of just 645 chassis produced
- Finished in its original colour of Dover White
- Supplied with an Aston Martin Heritage certificate
- Aston Martin performance with saloon practicality
Designed by William Towns, October 1976 saw Aston Martin .....
4-litre 6 cylinder, 236 hp. Only 55 cars built. RHD, automatic transmission. First registered in the documents 1979. Delivered new on December 5th 1963, Matching- Numbers, vehicle history very well documented, 108'500 miles. Shown in several Aston Martin Books. A lot of receipts since 1988 with the .....
Chassis number 12097 was one of six cars converted to Rapide specification by Jack Buckley / the Northern Lagonda Factory at Knarr Mill, Lancs. in 1987, this beautifully styled Rapide replica body being built entirely from aluminum. At this time engine number LG/430/S4 was fitted which was later understood .....
Lagonda was responsible for the production some of the prettiest of the all the British Sports cars made before the outbreak of The Second World War. As with most manufacturers of any note, Lagonda participated in sporting events in order to help improve the breed. In 1929 the “Low-Chassis” Speed model .....
In 1928, Lagonda unveiled their latest edition to the existing line up; the new 3 litre model, which was effectively a derivative of the earlier 16/65. The new model’s styling was true to a type already proven, and a good following had grown for the 2 litre car.
To my mind, the 3 litre six cylinder .....
Toward the end of the 1950's, the production of the Lagonda 3.0 saloon was coming to an end and David Brown already had plans for a replacement, a car that combined the latest technology incorporated in the DB4 with a coach built luxury four door saloon body. The car was to rival the Bentley Continental .....
In 1925, Lagonda decided to steer the company on a slightly different route. Lagonda was known for very nimble and light cars but decided to start heading to more luxurious and sporting models. The Lagonda 14/60 was introduced in 1925 and it was the first model of Lagonda where the gearbox wasn’t bolted .....