Lagonda 3.5 Litre T-type Tourer, 1933
Lagonda 3 ½ Litre T-Type Tourer, year 1933. Colour black with a burgundy leather interior and burgundy carpet to match. Black canvas hood and hood cover. This magnificent Lagonda started life as a 3-Litre saloon. In the years 1997 – 1999 the automobile was fully restored to the highest standards by a marque specialist. The saloon body was replaced by a stunning fabric covered Lagonda T-Type Tourer bodywork and helmet style mudguards were added. Also, a more powerful and fully overhauled 3 ½ Litre Lagonda engine was fitted. This engine is almost identical in appearance to its 3-Litre predecessor. This 1935 engine with engine number 35Z183X is the last one ever built and known to the Lagonda club, only 83 units of this engine were built. Also, the car was given a fully synchronised 4-speed Alvis gearbox! This fine pre-war automobile is in excellent to superb condition throughout and the car drives delightfully. The car shows wonderful details and the fully equipped wood dashboard is stunning to look at. This is a rare and highly desirable Lagonda.
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Lagonda is one of the big names in the British motorcar industry. In 1906, the brand made its entree in Staines, England, and was founded by an American named Wilbur Gunn. Lagonda initially built engines and motorcycles but started the manufacturing of small, light-weight cars, and powerful private cars in the 1930s.
In 1935, a Lagonda won the 24-hour Le Mans race, which made the brand famous straight away. In 1939, W.O. Bentley joined Lagonda who developed the finest engines for the company. In 1947, Lagonda was taken over by David Brown, the owner of Aston Martin. Hence, the engines developed by W.O. Bentley found their way to Aston Martin. After Brown’s take-over, a new age dawned for Lagonda, and, on a modest scale, they started building large touring cars, saloons and drop-head coupes that had many sports car characteristics below the surface. Lagonda's were built until 1965, till, in 1976 the distinguishably designed Aston Lagonda appeared. The Lagonda is nowadays one of the ‘dormant’ brands. The brand name is still owned by Aston Martin, which, in its turn, is part of the Ford Motor Corporation.
Six cylinder in-line engine (OHV)
cylinder capacity: 3619 cc.
capacity: 150 bhp. at 5500 rpm.
gearbox: 4-speed, manual
weight: approx. 1800 kg.