Overview

Car Type 11.9
Date in Production 1920 to 1923
Number Sold 4025
How many exist today? 4

Technical Details

Track Rear
Track Front
Length
Wheelbase
Kerb Weight 14cwt (711kg)
RAC Rating
Engine Manufacturer Lagonda
Type four cylinder with overhead inlet and exhaust valves
Firing Order
Carburettor.
Dynamo
Bore X Stroke 69 x 95mm
Ignition
Displacement 1420cc
Fuel System
Clutch
Gearbox
Coolant
Specific Output

Information

During the 1914-18 war the Staines factory turned out armaments, largely shells.

After the war the 11.1 was put into production again. In 1920 the longer wheel base 11.9 was introduced with a larger engine of 1420 cc (69 x 95mm) featuring a separate block and crankcase and an angular honeycomb radiator. The 11.9 continued in production until 1923 when it became the 12/24 but, due to continued increases in weight, it became steadily lower geared as time went on. There were several variants, including a stark cheap model with no starter or instruments and the bare legally necessary lamps.

Wilbur Gunn dies in 1920 aged 60.

Bill Oates campaigns a special lightweight 11.9 and by October has achieved 5 1500cc records including 79.17 mph over an hour.

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