Overview

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

Technical Details

Track Rear 4ft 6in
Track Front 4ft 6in
Length Tourer 13ft 71/2in; Saloon 14ft 4in
Wheelbase
Kerb Weight Chassis 21cwt (1067kg); Tourer 27.75cwt (1410kg); Weymann Saloon 31cwt (1575kg)
RAC Rating
Engine Manufacturer Lagonda
Type 4 cylinder in line, overhead valves, two underhead camshafts
Firing Order 1-2-4-3
Carburettor. Zenith 36VH
Dynamo Rotax/CAV
Bore X Stroke 72 x 120mm
Ignition Magneto - BTH
Displacement 1954cc
Fuel System Autovac from 14 gallon tank
Clutch Single dry plate by Lagonda 11in diametre
Gearbox Lagonda type OH
Coolant water pump, thermostat (no fan)
Specific Output 78bhp @ 4200rpm

Information

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.

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