Following the relative success of their 2.6, in 1953 Lagonda decided that the time was right to launch a larger model, this time in the 3-litre bracket.
Once again Lagonda called on the services of WO Bentley to design the engine, which came out as a 2.9 Liter, capable of generating 140 bhp.
The 3-litre was initially launched as a pleasant -looking four seater two door coupé, with the bodywork produced for Lagonda by another David Brown subsidiary, Tickford.
Almost simultaneously Lagonda also introduced a drophead coupé with the coachwork once again manufactured by Tickford, who had been entirely acquired by David Brown through his Aston Martin company.
As the UK was moving into the mid-Fifties, people were looking for more in the way of luxury in their motor cars, and the Lagonda indeed offered them that.
The car’s interior was a mixture of polished walnut and leather seats, with lots of touches to improve the driving experience and provide high levels of comfort for the passenger.
Believe it or not, one of the more luxurious aspects of the 3.0 litre was that the car came fitted with a heater, radio and even integral hydraulic jacks to make the strenuous task of changing a puncture that much more comfortable.
During the five years that it was in production, the Lagonda 3.0 litre sold
In 1958,with sales of Aston Martin cars beginning to take off, David Brown decided that he would put all of his eggs in that one particular basket temporarily suspending production at Lagonda.Despite a brief revival in the early Sixties the Lagonda name eventually faded into history.