1933 Lagonda 16/80

Open Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1933
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £65,000 - £75,000
Registration Number: APG 489
Chassis Number: S10170
That quintessentially English company, Lagonda derives its name from a creek in Ohio and its origins in Staines, Middlesex to its American founder Wilbur Gunn. From 1907 until the 1920s robust, well-designed light cars were their mainstay, including a strong export trade to Tsarist Russia. Their 11.9hp offered competition for a while to the 11.9hp Morris Cowley in the years before World War One. While Morris concentrated on mass production, Lagonda decided to produce top quality cars for the discerning. From the mid 1920s the firm concentrated on sports cars and tourers in the main. A new engine designer, Arthur Davidson, was brought in from Lea Francis when he introduced the 14/60 in 1926, the new 2-litre 4-cylinder sporting engine featuring twin, high-mounted camshafts operating inclined valves