Kit Built; Lagonda V12; 1939 24h Le Mans 3rd; Dobson, Brackenbury; RN5

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The Lagonda V12 is a large car produced by the British Lagonda company from 1938 to 1940. It was first shown at the 1936 London Motor Show but production did not commence until 1938.

The V12 model featured an all new 4480 cc 60 degree V12 engine designed by W. O. Bentley. The engine has a combined cylinder block and upper crankcase cast in iron with a light alloy lower crankcase. The cylinder heads are in cast iron. Each bank of six cylinders has its own single overhead camshaft, chain driven, and its own distributor driven from the back of the camshaft. Twin downdraught SU carburettors are located between the engine blocks. 180 bhp is developed at 5000rpm.

Two modified V12s with four carburettor engines were entered for the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans where they finished third and fourth.

This resin model is from an unidentified kit, constructed and finished by Tony Smith of Bournemouth, sourced in July 2018.

 

 
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