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1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre


The 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre, the first postwar Lagonda, was designed under W.O. Bentley but produced by David Brown of Aston Martin, Lagonda's new owner. Its engine was the same as used in Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4. A rigid cruciform chassis with independent rear suspension was clothed in semi-classical sedan and convertible bodywork by Tickford. Top speed of the 2.6 was only 90 mph, but the 3.0 could reach the magic "ton" (100 mph). These were handbuilt cars aimed at the wealthy and priced accordingly.

Pluses of the 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre:
  • Aston Martin powertrain
  • Many mechanical parts still available
  • Advanced chassis for the period
Minuses of the 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre:
  • Limited performance (2.6)
  • Old-fogey styling
  • Body parts extinct
  • Bodies deteriorate rapidly
  • Not plentiful in the U.S.
Production of the 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre:
  • 2.6 Litre (1949-1953): 550
  • 3.0 Litre (1953-1958): 420
Specifications of the 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre:
Wheelbase, inches
: 113.5
Length, inches
: 188.0/196.0 (2.6/3.0)
Weight, pounds
: 3,345/3,410 (2.6 sedan/convertible), 3,615/3,660 (3.0 sedan/convertible)
Price, new
: NA

Engines for the 1949-1958 Lagonda 2.6/3.0 Litre:

Type Size
Horsepower
Years
dohc I-6
2,580 cc (158 cid)
105 1949-1953
dohc I-6
2,922 cc (178 cid)
140 1953-1958

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