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Year: 1931

Manufacturer: Lagonda

Model: 2 litre Low chassis

Country: Australia

David Pagano

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1931 Lagonda 2 Litre Low Chassis

This 1931 Lagonda 2 Litre was bought new in England by a young Australian university student Clem Dyer, and shipped back to his West Australian home. He used the car as transport and also raced it around Western Australia, competing in hillclimbs and sprints, as well as racing it at the Perkolili circuit. Clem disposed of the car to his friend Arthur Chick and went on to buy a new M45 Lagonda and a Brooklands racer named the Bartlett Special, which also still survive in Australia. Arthur Chick continued to race the Lagonda 2 Litre, with its last documented event being in 1936.

The 2 litre appeared again in 1962 for sale and was sold and shipped to Sydney to be presented as a present to a 13 year-old named Mark Whitehead. It remained as last used in Mark’s shed until 2017, when it was bought by its current owner David Pagano. Apart from a mechanical rebuild no restoration is planned for this time traveller. Only 100 supercharged 2 Litre Lagondas were built, with 30 known to have survived.


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