Bentley founder W.O. Bentley went on to design engines for Lagonda following the take-over of his own company by Rolls-Royce.
In 1947 Lagonda was purchased by Yorkshire industrial David Brown, who had also acquired Aston Martin legend, has it that Sir David bought the company based on the strength of the W.O. designed engines, which would power a new generation of new Aston Martins as well as the revised Lagonda range.
Just 270 3-litre models were made. Both models could carry five adults in comfort and lots of luggage in the large boot.
Built year: 1951
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 2,580cc
Engine output: N/A bhp / N/A rpm
Top speed: 136 km/h
Number produced: 385 saloons & 125 drop-heads