• David
    14 November 2020 at 18:48 #53206

    I understand LR127 may be coming to market in the near future from long term ownership, further details awaited

    Richard Branch
    15 November 2020 at 19:51 #53207

    Can I ask what LR127 is?

    16 November 2020 at 11:15 #53208

    I believe it’s a form of investment, the values of which are much discussed on this forum!

    Richard Branch
    16 November 2020 at 15:22 #53209

    Doh… Okay, what type of Lagonda is it? It’s not a registration number (as far as I can tell) and I don’t believe there wasn’t a Lagonda Type LR 127 so I just wondered… Is it Lagonda Rapide chassis no 127? :p

    17 November 2020 at 10:52 #53210

    Yes, that’s the one, the post war DB one that is. Strange cars to me in that they look odd and unatractive in photos, yet really nice in the metal.

    17 November 2020 at 16:49 #53211

    Yes, it’s a 1963 car in dark blue from memory. The aesthetic is best not being front head on, from the side they are surprisingly sleek as a result of their length and thinness of the roof pillars. I have one on the road and one SORN’d

    David Bracey
    17 November 2020 at 18:07 #53212

    David, I?m sure I?m not alone in saying I?d love to see a photo if possible.


    18 November 2020 at 15:10 #53213

    David, all my images are too big to upload here however there’s a pic of my car on Tim Cottingham’s website

    Regards, David

    18 November 2020 at 17:09 #53214

    It’s possible LR127 is not blue but old english pewter. It was Dubonnet when built

    Richard Branch
    18 November 2020 at 18:37 #53215

    I really like the DB Lagonda Rapides. One has to view them as luxury saloons in the vein of Bentleys rather than GT cars like Astons. This one was displayed at Kensington Palace a part of the Aston Martin centenary event in 2013.

    19 November 2020 at 10:23 #53216

    “The finest of fast cars” was its slogan when launched

    24 November 2020 at 21:52 #53219

    “One has to view them as luxury saloons in the vein of Bentleys rather than GT cars like Astons.”

    Not so, Richard. They are consummate GT cars – very quick, at least with a 4-speed manual, with great handling (de dion rear end). Try catching one in a contemporary Bentley – even a DB4 would have to work hard.

    26 November 2020 at 10:27 #53220

    No slouch either with a modern 4 speed auto with 2 stage kickdown. 25% uprated front springs and Koni adjustable shock absorbers markedly improve the front end, and new Jag Mk10 racing brakes mean it can stop too!

    Richard Branch
    27 November 2020 at 09:03 #53221

    I stand corrected chaps, I’ve never been in one so I shall look forward to that experience one day! 😀

    15 April 2021 at 16:28 #53279

    LR127 is now advertised on Philip Jones’ Byron site at ?175K. Looks in VG condition with some new bits under the bonnet by the look of it. Fitted with twin SU carbs rather than Solex

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