|Car Type||2 ltr Speed Model|
|Date in Production||1927 to 1929|
|Number Sold||1,340 2ltrs built of the 2ltr variants|
|How many exist today?||50|
|Track Rear||4ft 6in|
|Track Front||4ft 6in|
|Length||Tourer 13ft 71/2in; Saloon 14ft 4in|
|Kerb Weight||31cwt (1600kg)|
|Type||4 cylinder in line, overhead valves, two underhead camshafts|
|Bore X Stroke||72 x 120mm|
|Ignition||Magneto - BTH|
|Fuel System||Autovac from 12 gallon tank|
|Clutch||Single dry plate by Lagonda 11in diametre|
|Gearbox||Lagonda type OH|
|Coolant||water pump, thermostat (no fan)|
|Specific Output||78bhp @ 4200rpm|
The 80 mph Speed Model started with a slightly revised 14/60 chassis in which the engine was mounted further back to give a better balance in 1927. To this was fixed a lightweight fabric-covered tourer body very much along the lines of the Bentley Vanden Plas tourers but with a raked windscreen. The engine had come in for substantial revisions in anticipation of sustained high revs, even though it looked much the same outwardly. 80 mph was claimed again, but this time they meant it.
Lagonda’s first entry at Le Mans sees D’Erlanger and Hawkes finish 11th.
Mike Couper driving a 2-litre Speed Model achieved Class E Record over the 200km & 200 miles.