Classic Car Catalogue

Lagonda 1939

LG 45  
V 12  

Great Britain

Lagonda Saloon de Ville is available with V-12-cylinder engine and 11 ft wheelbase or six-cylinder engine and 11 ft 3½ in wheelbase. This choice of engine applies to all 1939 Lagonda models, including a new Saloon and Rapide Coupé, except for the 11 ft 6 in wheelbase Limousine by Thrupp & Maberly, which is only available with the V12. The V12 is an OHC 4480-cc (75 x 84.5 mm) unit with the two six-cylinder banks set at 60°. It develops 180 bhp at 5500 rpm.

V12 Saloon

V 12

Saloon 6 cyl.

V 12 Rapide Van den Plas

4½-Litre Speed – prototype

V12 V12 cyl, 60° 4479 cc 206 bhp    


  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
24h Le Mans 17-18.06.1939 2 2 2 5 V12 Dobson / Brackenbury 3rd (3001-5000 2nd)
        6 V12 Selsdon / Waleran 4th (3001-5000 3rd)

Lord Selsdon i Lord Waleran zajęli czwarte miejsce w Le Mans.

Trzecie miejsce (Arthur Dobson / Charles Brackenbury) w 24h Le Mans (F).
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
17-25.01.1939 Rallye Monte Carlo     2 69 Good   40th