1933 Lagonda 3 Litre

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 - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: BGO 820 Chassis Number: 210463
Among the rarest of pre-war Lagonda models is the 3 litre. A descendant of the vintage 16/65, it was introduced as an upmarket companion to the better known 2 litre. To accommodate more commodious touring and saloon coachwork, it came with high and low chassis options.
By the 1930s the model had grown into an exceedingly handsome touring car with a 10ft 9in wheelbase and a choice of fabric or fully panelled painted bodies, characterised by their sleekly rounded radiators and P100 headlamps. The six-cylinder 2,931cc overhead valve engine was designed by Arthur Davidson, the designer of the classic twin-cam 2 litre unit. Offering around 80bhp the engine was also immensely robust and smooth.
It was these exemplary characteristics which made these cars so popular with those more enthusiastic competition minded mem