Lagondas early success had been founded on the production of light cars, but the company changed direction in the mid-1920s with the introduction of the 14/60. The latter abandoned the firms traditional in-unit gearbox in favour of a midships-mounted transmission, but of greater technical interest was the engine. Designed by Arthur Davidson, the 2-litre four featured twin camshafts, mounted high in the block, operating inclined valves in hemispherical combustion chambers. Power output of this advanced design was a highly respectable 60bhp. For the 1929 season, a low chassis Speed Model was introduced, featuring revisions to the frames front end and a higher-compression engine fitted with twin carburettors. The Speed Model had resulted from the factorys Le Mans effort of 1928, when the 2-Litre driven by Andre DErlanger and Douglas Hawkes had finished 11th overall in the 24-Hour endurance race. A classic example of racing improving the breed, the low chassis 2-Litre possessed markedly superior handling characteristics courtesy of its lower centre of gravity. For all its virtues, Davidsons engine was limited by its tortuous induction tracts and in 1930 a supercharged version was introduced to overcome this deficiency. The blower was mounted vertically in front of the engine, which was fitted with a stronger crankshaft, while a 3-Litre rear axle beefed up the transmission. A Powerplus supercharger was specified at first, but most blown 2-Litres came with a Cozette. Thus equipped, a low chassis 2-Litre was capable of up to 90mph. The final Speed Model variant was the Continental, an un-supercharged model with coachbuilt, steel-panelled, saloon body (rather than the more usual fabric-covered type), slanting, slatted radiator and bigger brakes. Another distinguishing feature was its 18-diameter wheels, which had the effect of lowering the overall gearing for improved acceleration. One of only two Continental saloons known to the Lagonda Club, this example wears Weymann coachwork in that companys later, semi-panelled style. A barn find offered for restoration, the car is comes with Swansea V5 registration document and is sold strictly as viewed.