1922 Lagonda 11.9hp Two Seat Drophead Coupe with Dickey
Model: 11.9hp Two Seat Drophead Coupe with Dickey
Registration Number: FJ 2092
Chassis Number: 2788
Engine Number: 6154
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £12320
Established in Staines in 1906, Lagonda was named after a creek in Ohio that was near to the birthplace of the company’s American founder, Wilbur Gunn. After modest successes at low volume motorcycle manufacture and racing, he turned his attention to motor cars and launched the 1907 Torpedo 20hp. 1913 saw the arrival of the smaller 11.1hp model; the following year, it was updated with a monocoque body and, as a world first, a fly-off handbrake. From those humble beginnings, the Lagonda marque evolved into one of Britain’s foremost luxury motor car manufacturers, producing a long line of superbly built, elegant sporting models until its merger with Aston Martin in 1947.
Produced from 1918 until 1923, the 11.9hp Lagonda had the same chassis and coachwork as the earlier 11.1hp model, but it was equipped with the more powerful 1420cc engine unit. Four thousand and twenty five models were produced in total, and today, it is believed that just a few remain.
We understand that this particular example has been in the current ownership for some twenty years and was laid-up and dry barn stored some twelve years ago. Recently, all five artillery road wheels were refurbished and fitted with four new Waymaster Cord tyres. Sympathetic, light restoration and recommissioning will now be required to return the Lagonda to the road, but the project certainly offers an excellent opportunity to own an important part of England’s motoring heritage. It is also worth noting that FJ 2092 has been known to the Lagonda Club for many years.
Sundry paperwork and photographs are supplied, and a replacement V5C registration certificate has been applied for.