Car Type 16/80 Special Six
Date in Production 1932 to 1934
Number Sold 267
How many exist today? 74

Technical Details

Track Rear 4ft 7¾in
Track Front 4ft 8in
Length Tourer 13ft in; Saloon 14ft 4in
Wheelbase 10ft or 10ft 9in
Kerb Weight Chassis 2cwt (11kg); Tourer 28.5wt (1448kg); Saloon 30cwt (1524kg)
RAC Rating
Engine Manufacturer Crossley modified by Lagonda
Type 6 cylinder in line, pushrod overhead valves
Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Carburettor. 2 x SU HV3
Dynamo Lucas
Bore X Stroke 65 x 100mm
Ignition Magneto - Scintilla PN6
Displacement 1991cc
Fuel System SU Petrol lift, later SU Type L electric pump from 14 gallon tan
Clutch single dry plate by Borg & Beck
Gearbox Lagonda type Z, after 1932 ENV pre-selector gearbox
Coolant water pump,and fan, temperature managed by thermostat which controlled the radiator slats
Specific Output


At the end of 1932 the same chassis at the last of the run of 4 cylinder 2 litres, the Continental, was used for the 16/80 which, instead of Lagonda’s four cylinder engine substituted a Crossley 2 litre six cylinder of 1991cc (63 x 100mm).   The Crossley engine was substantially modified by Lagonda to increase power and torque and to ensure it was capable of being covered by Lagonda’s 10 guarantee. 

The radiator resumed its upright stance, but was of a new shape.  Later 16/80’s had the ENV Preselector gearbox available as an option and quite a number were so fitted.   It became standard towards the end of 1933.

Some early 16/80 chassis were sent to fitted with Vandan Plas to have special bodies fitted.


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