|Car Type||16/80 Special Six|
|Date in Production||1932 to 1934|
|How many exist today?||74|
|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)|
|Engine Manufacturer||Crossley modified by Lagonda|
|Type||6 cylinder in line, pushrod overhead valves|
|Carburettor.||2 x SU HV3|
|Bore X Stroke||65 x 100mm|
|Ignition||Magneto - Scintilla PN6|
|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|
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.