1950 Lagonda Drophead Coupe

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Year 1950
Make Lagonda
Model Drophead
VIN LAG501112
Mileage 51,154
Exterior
Interior
Drivetrain
Drivability
Overall
Color Red Orange
Engine 2.6L Inline Straight 6
  • 1 of 10 Known to Exist
  • Red Orange Exterior
  • Cream Leather Interior
  • Tan Convertible Top
  • 51,154 Miles Shown on Odometer
  • 2.6L Inline Straight 6 Engine
  • 3 Speed Manual Transmission
  • RWD

Founded by American native Walter Gunn in 1906, Lagonda was a British manufacturer of luxury cars was the first vehicle selling in 1907.  The company was acquired by Aston Martin, then under the direction of David Brown, in 1947.

The Lagonda 2.6L was produced from 1948 to 1953, with the vast majority of the 510 units being four-door four-seater sedans.  In 1949 Lagonda contracted with Tickford, at that time not a part of the Aston Martin family, to body a very limited number of four-seater two-door drophead coupes.  For an expensive car entering production so soon after WWII, sales were comparatively robust and provided the company with a larger vehicle than the smaller Aston Martin.

Research leads us to believe this 1950 Lagonda Drophead Coupe is one of 10 vehicles known to exist.  The red livery is nicely accented by a classic tan leather interior with rich woodgrain appointments befitting such a rare vehicle.  In every way, this car presents very well and is a remarkable example of a post-WWII British luxury car.  This Lagonda 2.6L embodies the spirit of the era and would be a welcome addition to any portfolio.

FUN FACT:  Although the name “Lagonda” sounds Italian in origin, Gunn actually named the company for a Shawnee settlement near his birthplace of Springfield, OH.

*(1 Star) Poor Condition – Heavy use and wear, damaged parts or elements, and in need of repair or restoration. Typically this category is for project vehicles.

** (2 Stars) Fair Condition –There are notable signs of use and wear. There are visible signs of defective or deteriorated parts or elements that would require attention before using or driving. It requires mechanical or cosmetic treatment for a more presentable item/vehicle. Overall condition of the vehicle is average.

*** (3 Stars) Good Condition – The beginning of visible use and wear of the vehicle in regards to age and/or miles and may not be obvious to the untrained eye. The imperfections are not severe enough to justify a full restoration.

**** (4 Stars) Excellent Condition – Has flaws only visible with a more in depth look at the vehicle or item. Interior showing signs of little use. For newer cars it would be considered a well-cared for and maintained vehicle or item with limited use. For Classic cars this would be a local car show winner.

***** (5 Stars) Concours Condition – Almost perfect condition from the year it was manufactured. For newer cars it means well maintained and very well cared for. For Classic cars it is a near perfect restored example.

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