1954 Lagonda 3-Litre dhc

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

As­ton Martin built 20 MkI Lagonda 3-Litre drop­heads but this car, des­tined for the Duke of Ed­in­burgh, boasted a power hood and a floor-change gear­box, as well as a ra­dio tele­phone. As a re­sult of its sale, As­ton Martin Lagonda gained its first Royal War­rant. Looked af­ter on an al­most weekly ba­sis at Wind­sor Cas­tle or the Royal Mews by the work, and used by Prince Philip to go to polo matches and drop Prince Charles off at school it went on an Aus­tralian tour with the Queen and the Duke in the late 1950s.

The ven­dor has had the car since 1977 and is the car’s third pri­vate owner. H&H says the body was re­stored and painted in 1990 and the en­gine over­hauled 10 years ago. A thor­oughly in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ple of a sadly much-for­got­ten model.

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