Lagonda convertible

Need help, ’51 or ’52 or…?

Update: Identification made, 1952. Details of this particular car and history here.

  1. #1 by Old Fussbudget on February 4, 2012 - 7:10 pm

    I like the Tatra better. Amazing nose, though, and beautiful integration throughout. Is the coach-builder known?

    • #2 by albell on February 4, 2012 - 7:18 pm

      After WWII, Lagonda was taken over by David Brown (of Aston Martin). I’d imagine in-house coach-building.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagonda

      I like this:
      Lagonda at war –
      Richard Watney was managing director of Lagonda at the start of the Second World War:
      “He was Rootes’ retail sales manager for the London area until 1935, when he became managing director of Lagonda, Ltd. He is a production expert, who during the war organised and controlled for Lagonda one of the largest British gun production plants, and also plants which produced 50,000 25 lb shells a day. Watney also developed and produced the “Crocodile” and “Wasp” flame-throwing equipment for armoured vehicles.” [8]

      ab

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