OWN­ING A LAGONDA

Classic Cars (UK) - - Daimler Regency vs Lagonda 3-Litre -

Ge­orge Wil­liamson has owned his 3-Litre since 1979. ‘When I found it the body wasn’t too bad but it had no run­ning gear; I had to source an en­gine and gear­box. It was re­sprayed four years later and I haven’t touched the coach­work since. Run­ning costs are rea­son­able given the car’s size.

‘En­gine and trans­mis­sion parts are rel­a­tively straight­for­ward to find be­cause many are shared with As­ton Martins of that pe­riod. One me­chan­i­cal chal­lenge I faced in my early years of own­er­ship was find­ing new oil seals for the front king­pins, but these are now avail­able through the own­ers’ club.

‘How­ever, I wouldn’t like to have to source an­other rack-and-pin­ion steer­ing unit or a re­place­ment rear axle. An­other chal­lenge is the oil thrower on the rear of the crank, which tends to leak.’

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