Registration No: KW 2102
Chassis No: 0H8765
"In brief, the two-litre Lagonda may be said to combine the lively performance of a sports car with the quiet manners and convenience of a tourer, the result being a vehicle which is a sheer delight to handle, while it will convey four people in comfort over long distances at a high average speed" (Autocar, 16th December 1927)
Some two years after its 1925 Motor Show launch, the Lagonda 14/60 morphed into the Two-Litre High Chassis model. Built around a sturdy ladder frame chassis equipped with semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes, it was powered by the same engine as its predecessor. Designed by Arthur Davidson, this imposing looking four-cylinder unit featured twin high-mounted camshafts and fully machined hemispherical combustion chambers. Developing some 60bhp at 3,500rpm, it was mated to a four-speed manual gearbox and gave a top speed of between 70mph and 80mph.
This wonderfully patinated Speed Model was purchased by the vendor in 2011 when he was in his sixties having first set eyes on it as a fifteen year old. Post-war it had been campaigned extensively in VSCC events and was also featured in the Edgar Wallace mystery thriller motion picture ‘Attempt To Kill’ produced at Merton Park Studios in 1961. The previous owner had acquired it in 1988 and we are advised it had been subject to an extensive engine overhaul by Sayers. Whilst in the vendor’s care numerous other aspects have been improved including a magneto overhaul by Martin Percy and restoration of the Autovac and dashboard switchgear. The car has been used on a number of tours, shows and rallies both in the UK and on the Continent. Accompanied by two full box-files of history including correspondence, photos and sundry paperwork, it is described as being “beautiful... on the button and ready to go”.
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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023
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