The David Brown organization's takeover of Lagonda in 1947 allowed the production of the latter's all-new Bentley-designed model to begin the following year and at the same time Lagonda's 2.6-Liter twin-cam six available for the new Aston Martin.
An advanced design employing a cruciform-braced chassis and all-round independent suspension, the Lagonda was available as a saloon or fixed cut drophead, both with coachbuilt bodies, while the interior with its leather upholstery, plentiful walnut and quality fittings. that of the very best in the luxury car class.
In 1953 the engine was enlarged to 3.0-Liter and in this form, the luxurious Lagonda continued in production until 1958, by which time 270 3.0-Liter models of all types had been made.
This Lagonda 3.0-Liter was purchased new in 1956 by Mr Whitaker, a British citizen living in Montreux - Switzerland, and was supplied by Limmat Garage AG, Jos Stierli & Co. of Zurich.
Claude Nobs, founder and organizer of the Montreux Jazz Festival, who was thought to have acquired it in 1962.
Mr Nobs began his career at the Festival of Performers at Geneva Airport. He collected the Rolling Stones in 1964 for their show in Montreux, as well as Petula Clark, Erroll Garner (in 1966, for 'The Rose of Gold') and Aretha Franklin in 1968.
Other names such as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, etc. A TV Suisse Romande Ella Fitzgerald video shows alighting from the Lagonda.
Finished in two-tone silver-grey/raspberry with grey leather interior, this uniquely historic Lagonda 3.0-Liter is offered with its instruction book, sundry service invoices, a certificate of authenticity established by the Claude Nobs Foundation and Swiss Gray Card.
Recently served, the car is ready to use.
Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Liter 1956
Body by Tickford
Chassis No. LB /
290/1/184 Engine No. VB6H / 606
• One of 270 built
• Delivered in Switzerland
• Currently in Claude Nobs' collection
• Recently revised, ready to go
The recovery of Lagonda by David Brown in 1947 allowed the production of the all-new model designed by WO Bentley the following year and simultaneously offered the six-cylinder 2.6 Lagonda's double-overhead cams to the new Aston Martin.
The Lagonda, a modern construction with a cross frame and a four-wheel independent suspension, was offered as a sedan or cabriolet, both with custom bodywork, while the interior with its leather upholstery, its burr walnut ubiquitous and its build quality easily supported the comparison with the best luxury cars of the time.
In 1953, the engine was increased to 3 litres and in this form, the luxurious Lagonda continued production until 1958, when 270 3-litre models of all types were built.
This Lagonda 3 Liter was bought new in 1956 by Mr Whitaker, a British citizen living in Montreux, Switzerland, at Limmat Garage AG, Jos Stierli & Co. of Zurich.
The car is part of the private collection of Claude Nobs, founder and organizer of the Montreux Jazz Festival, who would have acquired it in 1962. Mr Nobs began using the Lagonda to pick up the stars of the Festival at the airport. Geneva. He carried the Rolling Stones in 1964 for their show in Montreux, as well as Petula Clark, Erroll Garner (in 1966, for "The Rose of Gold") and Aretha Franklin in 1968.
Other stars have been welcomed on the back seats of this Lagonda, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, etc. A video of the TV Suisse Romande shows Ella Fitzgerald coming out of the Lagonda.
This historically unique Lagonda 3 Liter, two shades of silver-grey and raspberry with grey leather interior, is sold with its instruction booklet, various maintenance bills, a certificate of authenticity drawn up by the Claude Nobs Foundation and its Swiss registration certificate. .
Recently revised, the car is ready to hit the road.
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