1955 Lagonda V12

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In 1955 there was a suggestion that many of the components from DP 115/1 as well as the engine and transmission were built in to DP 166/1, which had a more modern space frame chassis and disc brakes, and the body discarded, ending up in Coleys West London yard. The only race that the revised car DP 166/1 completed in was the 1955 Le Mans, when it retired after 93 laps having run out of fuel, apparently due to a wrongly fitted and leaking fuel cap. Subsequently, the chassis frame from DP 166/1 was stripped, and the components reassembled into 115/3 with a new body and this and DP 115 /2 were refurbished for the film Checkpoint. The fate of the body from DP 116 , which differed from the others in that the whole front end lifted to allow access to the engine , does not appear to have been recorded though it would not be unreasonable to assume that it formed the basis of the replacement fitted to DP 115/3 .

 
Jolly Model DP166/1; Lagonda V12; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Parnell & Poore, RN1 Kit Built; Lagonda DP166/1 V12; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Parnell & Poore; RN1      
Jolly Model DP166/1; Lagonda V12; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Parnell & Poore, RN1 Kit Built; Lagonda DP166/1 V12; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Parnell & Poore; RN1      

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