Chassis no: Z10441
1933 Lagonda Three Litre, T7 Open Tourer
Chassis number: Z10441
Registartion number: AUL728
A beautiful car hat has had enormous sums spent on it in recent years. The body is a Lagonda T7 item that has had new timber let in where requred. The engine has undergone a full rebuild some years ago. Additionally the car has been repainted & retrimmed.
For the engine work the block was then sent to Gosnays Engineering in Romford where skilled and reliable engineers carried out a full rebuild, including the addition of a new fast road cam and followers, new white metal bearings, new pistons and rings etc. Whilst stripped, all other matters were attended to, including rebuilding the cylinder head (and new springs, guides and valves), relining the clutch with a new driving plate and relining and correcting the geometry on the brakes. It was also fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust system, rebuild of the carburettors and the radiator was also re-cored. The gearbox, back axle and chassis were good and required no attention, so once re-assembled and the engine re-fitted, an 800 mile trip to Le Mans and back took place for the Lagonda 75th anniversary tour and the journey was completed without issue.
Since then, this most elegant of sporting tourers has been continually improved. During the ten years of ownership by the previous vendor, it has comfortably completed trips to the Isle of Man, Angouleme in France, North Yorkshire, Cornwall and many other shorter trips totalling some 8,000 miles without fault. The interior was re-trimmed with the seats re-upholstered and re-covered in deep burgundy hide. A few years ago, the car was sent to David Wall who cut out all of the bad bodywork from the original rebuild, attended to any other matters that arose, stripping and re-painting the car in dark green to the superb condition you see it in today. The all-weather gear is in good order throughout with the full tonneau and hood bag replaced during the re-trim. The chassis and body frame are solid and require no attention.
The car starts readily, drives beautifully & with its light body provides a far quicker alternative a 3.0 litre Bentley or similar. It represents between the wars British motoring at its finest.
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