1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606

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Lot 32
1956 Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Litre

Sold for CHF 69,000 (US$ 75,991) inc. premium
1956 Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Litre
Coachwork by Tickford

Chassis no. LB/290/1/184
Engine no. VB6H/606
•One of only 270 built
•Supplied new to Switzerland
•Part of the Claude Nobs Collection
•Recently serviced and ready to use

Footnotes

  • The David Brown organisation's takeover of Lagonda in 1947 allowed production of the latter's all-new W.O Bentley-designed model to commence the following year, and at the same time made Lagonda's 2.6-Litre twin-cam six available for the new Aston Martin.

    An advanced design employing a cruciform-braced chassis and all-round independent suspension, the Lagonda was available as a saloon or fixed & drophead coupé, both with coachbuilt bodies, while the interior with its leather upholstery, plentiful walnut and quality fittings stood comparison with that of the very best in the luxury car class.

    In 1953 the engine was enlarged to 3.0-Litre and in this form the luxurious Lagonda continued in production until 1958, by which time 270 3.0-Litre models of all types had been made.

    This Lagonda 3.0-Litre was purchased new in 1956 by one M. Whitaker, a British citizen living in Montreux - Switzerland, and was supplied by Limmat Garage AG, Jos Stierli & Co of Zürich.

    The car is part of the private collection belonging to Claude Nobs, founder and organiser of the Montreux Jazz Festival, who is believed to have acquired it in 1962.

    Mr Nobs began to use his Lagonda to pick up the Festival's performers at Geneva Airport. He collected the Rolling Stones in 1964 for their show in Montreux, as well as Petula Clark, Erroll Garner (in 1966, for 'La Rose d'Or') and Aretha Franklin in 1968.

    Other superstars who have graced this Lagonda's rear seats include Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, etc. A TV Suisse Romande video shows Ella Fitzgerald alighting from the Lagonda.

    Finished in two-tone silver grey/raspberry with grey leather interior, this uniquely historic Lagonda 3.0-Litre is offered with its instruction book, sundry service invoices, a certificate of authenticity established by the Claude Nobs Foundation and Swiss Carte Grise.

    Recently serviced, the car is ready to use.

    Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Litre 1956
    Carrosserie par Tickford
    Châssis n° LB/290/1/184
    Moteur n° VB6H/606

    •Une des 270 construites
    •Livrée neuve en Suisse
    •Actuellement dans la collection de Claude Nobs
    •Récemment révisée, prête à partir

    La reprise de Lagonda par David Brown en 1947 permit la mise en production du tout nouveau modèle conçu par W.O. Bentley l'année suivante et offrit simultanément le six cylindres 2,6 litres à double arbre à cames en tête de Lagonda à la nouvelle Aston Martin.

    La Lagonda, une construction moderne faisant appel à un châssis en croix et une suspension indépendante aux quatre roues, était proposée en berline ou cabriolet, tous deux à carrosserie sur mesure, tandis que l'intérieur avec sa sellerie en cuir, sa ronce de noyer omniprésente et sa qualité de construction soutenait facilement la comparaison avec les meilleures voitures de luxe de l'époque.

    En 1953, le moteur fut porté à 3 litres et, sous cette forme, la luxueuse Lagonda continua sa production jusqu'en 1958, époque à laquelle 270 modèles 3 litres de tous types avaient été construits.

    Cette Lagonda 3 Litre a été achetée neuve en 1956 par un certain M. Whitaker, citoyen britannique vivant à Montreux en Suisse, chez Limmat Garage AG, Jos Stierli & Co de Zürich.

    La voiture fait partie de la collection privée de Claude Nobs, fondateur et organisateur du Festival de Jazz de Montreux, qui l'aurait acquise en 1962. M. Nobs commença à utiliser la Lagonda pour aller chercher les vedettes du Festival à l'aéroport de Genève. Il transporta les Rolling Stones en 1964 pour leur show à Montreux, ainsi que Petula Clark, Erroll Garner (en 1966, pour « La Rose d'Or ») et Aretha Franklin en 1968.

    D'autres stars ont été accueillies sur les sièges arrière de cette Lagonda, parmi lesquelles Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Nina Simone, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, etc. Une vidéo de la TV Suisse Romande montre Ella Fitzgerald sortant de la Lagonda.

    Cette Lagonda 3 Litre historiquement unique, deux tons gris argent et framboise avec intérieur en cuir gris, est vendue avec son livret d'instruction, diverses factures d'entretien, un certificat d'authenticité établi par la Fondation Claude Nobs et sa carte grise suisse.

    Récemment révisée, la voiture est prête à prendre la route.
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1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
1956 Aston Martin  Lagonda 3 Litre  Chassis no. LB/290/1/184  Engine no. VB6H/606
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