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1961-1964 LAGONDA Rapide specifications

1961-1964 LAGONDA Rapide specifications Classic and Performance Car

From the front wheels back, Lagonda’s 1961 to 1964 Rapide was a handsome and dignified machine. Unfortunately, ahead of that, it was also visually shocking thanks to a sloped quad-headlamp nose and outlandish grilles. Given that it was designed by Touring this look was a big disappointment and no doubt contributed to only 54 of these machines being built. The car used an elongated DB4 chassis, with suspension tweaks, and a 236bhp 4-litre six-cylinder engine that wouldn’t graduate to the Aston Martin until the DB5 three years later.

Production

  • Production:
    55
  • Price at launch:
    £4,950
  • Price (excellent)
    £32,000
  • Price (good):
    £25,000
  • Price (average):
    £16,000
  • Price (project):
    £10,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.8secs
  • Top speed:
    130.0mph
  • Power:
    236.0bhp
  • Torque:
    265.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    de Dion axle, torsion bar, radius arms, Watt linkage
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and superleggera
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic or four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4966mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1765mm
  • Height:
    1422mm
  • Weight:
    1715kgs

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