Overview

Car Type 16/65
Date in Production 1927 to 1929
Number Sold not known but 720 16/65 and 3ltrs built
How many exist today? 1

Technical Details

Track Rear 4ft 8in
Track Front 4ft 6in
Length Tourer 14ft; Saloon 14ft 71/2in
Wheelbase
Kerb Weight 33.75cwt (1715kg)
RAC Rating
Engine Manufacturer Lagonda
Type 6 cylinder in line, pushrod overhead valves
Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Carburettor. Zenith 30HZ
Dynamo CAV/Rotax AT 124
Bore X Stroke 72 x 120mm
Ignition Magneto - BTH or Scintilla MN6¾
Displacement 1954cc
Fuel System Autovac from 14 gallon tank
Clutch Single dry plate by Lagonda 11in diametre
Gearbox Lagonda type OH
Coolant thermosyphon with fan
Specific Output 60bhp @ 4200rpm

Information

In 1926 Lagonda introduced a six cylinder car called the 16/65 which was 2389cc (65 x 120mm) and with push rod operated overhead valves. Although designed by Davidson and Masters who were responsible for the 2 litre and produced, legend says, at the direct insistence of Brigadier General Metcalfe who was the Managing Director, it didn’t prove very popular and after a year the engine was enlarged to 2692 cc (69x120mm).

When considering why the company made the 16/65, one feels that there was a feeling that the 14/60 was too sporting; it certainly benefitted from frequent use of gear changes, so something with a lot more torque would sell better to the many drivers of the day who were terrified of changing gear. Only one survives today and that will go anywhere on top gear.

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