The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Lagonda Drophead Coupe that’s a “remarkable example of a post-WWII British luxury car,” says the Jackson, Mississippi, dealer advertising the coupe on ClassicCars.com.
Lagonda was a British luxury car manufacturer founded in 1906 that Aston Martin acquired in 1947. Shortly after the acquisition, the manufacturer started to produce a limited number of four-seater drophead coupes, which is British lingo for convertible.
“For an expensive car entering production so soon after WWII, sales were comparatively robust and provided the company with a larger vehicle than the smaller Aston Martin,” the dealer notes.
By 1949, Lagonda decided to shake things up and, with the help of Tickford, an automotive engineering and testing company, built just a handful of two-door four-seater coupes, like this one.
Production ended in 1953 with a final total of 510 drophead coupes produced in both four-door and two-door models.
According to the dealer, this well-kept 1950 Lagonda Drophead is believed to be one of just 10 two-door models known to still exist.
Its sparkling red lively is accented by a tan cloth top that, when dropped, reveals a “classic tan leather interior with rich woodgrain appointments befitting such a rare vehicle,” the dealer says.
Powering this right-hand-drive coupe is a 2.6-liter straight-6 engine paired with a 3-speed manual transmission. The car reportedly has been driven just over 51,000 miles.
These Lagondas were given all-around independent suspension with coil springs and double wishbones up front, while at the rear, semi-trailing arms with torsion bars were installed.
“This Lagonda 2.6L embodies the spirit of the era and would be a welcome addition to any portfolio,” the dealer says.
The car is offered for $87,000,
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.