For Sale: 1954 Lagonda 3-Litre in Naples, Florida

$185,000 (OBO)  

Vehicle Description

The car is number matching with the original engine and the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust – Certified Copy of a Factory Record, as well as the Technical Data sheet. The car was originally Sapphire Blue with Beige Interior. The original equipment included a Jackall system, a double function of the fuel gauge to show the oil level in the sump and the semaphore trafficators – all in good working order.The current owner purchased this car from Portugal after a long search for the perfect car. The car has continuous ownership history from new and was one of the few cars of the period to be equipped with four wheel independent suspension.

The current owner made several improvements to the car to make it more reliable to drive. Most of them are so well hidden, that even a concourse judge would be hard pressed to find them. But in case somebody wants to make it all original again, he has kept all of the parts, so that it can easily be converted back.

The upper AC vent is hidden behind the original wood cover of the ashtray. The current radio looks very much like the non-functional original but is a Retrosound unit with USB and Bluetooth connection. It supports a hands-free phone, using a small microphone hidden near the Oil-Temperature gauge at the steering column.

The original seats have been refurbished by the current owner. The seats and all the side panels are exactly the same color. He also added seat belts for the front seats, color matching the body paint of the car. The speakers are below the rear seats. Originally, there would have been only one speaker under the dashboard. But that space was used for HVAC and a cover to give that area a better finish.

The dashboard sports minor changes; the car didn’t have an oil pressure warning light and relied solely on the pressure gauge in the center multifunction gauge. The current owner thought it too dangerous for the health of the engine. So, he installed a warning light to the right of the ashtray cover and a high frequency buzzer, hidden under the dashboard. Under the tachometer are from left to right the turn switch for the heater fan, the turn switch for the 3-speed AC fan, the chock, and the pushbutton for the windshield cleaner. The AC fan switch was added, but the distances between all four controls are the same. The car has a new (correct) Moto-Lita steering wheel, but the original comes with the car. 

The odometer shows only 11966 miles. It was exchanged for a new one in 1975 with the old one reading 38575 miles at that time. Therefore, the correct total mileage for the car is 50541 as of today. Odometer readings have been documented over the years.

The body of the car, being gauge 12 aluminum, is in great condition. The paint is over 20 years old, not bad, but not perfect. The top is nearly 30 years old and in good shape. The car was restored in 1992 and has had three owners (including the current owner) since then.

Car Shows

Th​is beautiful and rare Lagonda ​was entered in several car shows and won every time a Best in Show or Best in Class. On February 8th, 2020, this stunning Lagonda was entered in the largest and most prestigious show in SW Florida – Cars on 5th – in Naples, organized by the Ferrari Club. There were 650 high class classic- and sport-cars and this Lagonda won the Best in Show for the British Cars.

What Is Included

Original Parts: Steering wheel, ashtray, dynamo, radiator, heater core, heater blower fan, original leather bound Lagonda Three Liter Instruction Book
History documents from the first delivery documentation to former owners, odometer records, handwritten letters from parts and service provider, MOT certificates, etc.

​Email for ​Compression Test​, Oil pressure, PSI video​.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Lagonda 3-Litre
  • Listing ID:CC-1458261
  • Price:$185,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Naples, Florida
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Lagonda
  • Model:3-Litre
  • Odometer:0

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Kelly Dietrick Exceptional Car Broker
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Media, PA 19063
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