1957 Aston Martin Lagonda 3.0 Series II Saloon


This elegant four-door Lagonda is one of only 270, has covered just 36,000 miles and remains delightfully original.At its announcement in 1953, Lagonda's new 3-litre model was only available in two-door Convertible and Saloon guise, but a four-door Saloon similar to that of the previous 2.6-litre followed the following year; as did a MK II specification that included floor-mounted gearchange. Production of the convertible ceased in 1957 and that of the Saloon in 1958, by which time just 270 3-litres had been made.This particular Mk II 3.0 Lagonda Saloon originally purchased in early 1960 by Flt. Lt. Bob Morrow as an addition to his eclectic and ever changing collection of Alvis, MG Alfa Romeo motor vehicles, all sitting alongside his daily mode of transport, a Bentley Continental. Last taxed in 1960, Bob Morrow Jnr. recalls his father removing the cylinder head to skim and modify it in the pursuit of increased performance, an unusual approach with a car like this but clearly his vehicles were a true passion.At that time, the recorded mileage was some 36,000 which has not increased to this very day and has been verified by Bob Morrow’s son as being genuine. On closer inspection, there are aspects of the Lagonda that clearly show very little use, the seats are outstanding as is the stove enamelling on the manifold with the engine even retaining its original red paint. It appears to have never been welded and be totally corrosion free, very unusual for a Lagonda! In 2016, the decision was taken by Bob Morrow Jnr. to sell the car with it passing into the trade remaining untouched until purchased by a Midlands-based collector who wanted to save the vehicle from further deterioration. After cleaning and a detailed inspection, its originality was clear to see and now, fully recommissioned and refreshed, it's ready for its next custodian and will be presented for a fresh MOT inspection prior to sale. Essentially this is a Mk III Aston Martin with Tickford/Lagonda coachwork in the style of the Bentley Continental, at a fraction of the price of either of those. A reminder of period luxury motoring at its very best. SpecificationMake: LAGONDAModel: 3.0 LITRE SALOONYear: 1957Chassis Number: LB290/1/209Registration Number: SVB 600Transmission: ManualEngine Number: DB6H/687Drive Side: Right-hand DriveOdometer Reading: 36000 MilesMake: RHDInterior Colour: Grey HideClick here for more details and images


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