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Lagonda 3 litre

The last good looking Lagonda was put into production after the war. Eventually there were two door and four door saloons and a convertible. In 1955 David Brown took over Tickfords and in 1955 the whole operations of Aston Martin Lagonda were moved to Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire where the Tickford works had always been and Feltham was closed. In October 1956 a MK2 3 litre appeared, featuring floor gear change and various other minor changes, and the convertible was dropped The saloons were discontinued in February 1958. The total production DB 2.6 litres was 511 plus 6 prototypes and the 3 litres 256. The numbers surviving are difficult to estimate as not a very high percentage of their owners join the Club.

Wheelbase 2883 mm 113.5 in  
Track front 1441 mm 56.7 in  
rear 1441 mm 56.7 in  
Length 4978 mm 196 in  
Width 1765 mm 69.5 in  
Height 1575 mm 62 in  
Kerb weight 1600 kg 3527 lb  
Manufacturer Aston Martin
Type S-6
12 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 83.00mm 90.00mm
3.27 in 3.54 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.92
Displacement 2922 cc
(178.311 cu in)
Unitary capacity 487 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 8.16:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
Aspiration Normal
Max. output 141.9 PS (140.0 bhp) (104.4 kW)
@5000 rpm
Max. torque 222.0 Nm (164 lbft) (22.6 kgm)
@2000 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 47.9 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 75.98 Nm/litre
0-50mph (80 km/h) 9.10s
0-Quarter-mile 19.50s 
Top speed 167 km/h
Power-to-weight 87.5 bhp/ton
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Suspension Front I.CS.
Rear dD.TB.
Transmission 4M
Drive RWD
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.56