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Apr 15, 2012 8:15 am
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
Ken good morning,

May I assume from your posts that you are changing the engine and gear-box or does your car come without its original engine and box ?

Your pictures show what appear to be two different cars or is this just a reflection of some elbow grease on the paint-work!

Kind regards and more pictures of your work and how you found the car and resoration porgress would be greatly appreciated.

Simon
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Apr 15, 2012 11:06 pm
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
Here is one just seen at the OECC restoration Fair today

http://www.porters-garage.com/L1.htm

Ken

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Apr 16, 2012 6:07 pm
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
Hi Simon
Yes that is a 4.2 Jaguar engine (you can tell by the fact that the carburettors are on the more usual side)
The lower picture is from when the car was on sale in Ontario.
Now waiting for the T5 gearbox from Massachusetts (TVR spec) to see how far forward the engine has to be.
More details as the plot unfolds
Ken
 

Apr 16, 2012 6:08 pm
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
Ken hi

I have seen pictures of this 2.6 litre dhc, on the web-site they put up on the web. They did a nice job with it as well.

How does the car look close up, as nice as the pictures ?

Kind regards

Simon
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Apr 19, 2012 6:12 pm
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
The car is very impressive with perhaps a peculiarity of the top and pram irons.With its Ronny Renaldo provenance it must be one of the more valuable ones. I did not see the owner at the show and he has not responded to a note left in the car.
Ken
 

Apr 04, 2015 3:19 am
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
Some of these posts are quite old, but I may be able to help those trying to find out more about US and Canadian Lagondas especially the post war models. I'm the historian for the Australian Lagonda Group and have records from the UK covering what's known about the DB cars. Just glancing through, I notice a number having been exported to either the US or Canada, and some with current (so far as known) owners there. In addition, I have a listing, typewritten, of known US Lagondas of all models from 1972, these being US owned at the time but not necessarily originally exported to there. So if you have a query just email me and I'll pass on what info I have. Most will be aware that many of the factory records were destroyed in the Feltham fire though copies of these, if they survived, are with Aston Service Dorset.
 

Jul 13, 2016 2:26 pm
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
I see that reviving or replying to older posts doesn't seem to be too frowned upon here. I hope so as this is my first post. There were 3 or 4 db 3l cars sold in the US on ebay some years ago. ( at least they were the ones I spotted - likely there were more ) There were a couple of 4 door saloons minus engines and gearboxes from memory. More interestingly, there was one coupe and one DHC sold there too. The coupe had a severely damaged turret because it had taken a tree in about the centre of the roof during a storm. The damage was more severe on the left side and the roof was right down to ( or close to ) the top of the left door. That car was the sort of red / burgundy colour and looked to have likely been a running car prior to the damage from the photographs. This would have been around 1999 I think. The DHC came up a while later. It was grey and looked pretty down at the heel but not a basket case by any means. It was grey and was missing the left front guard or certainly most of it. The cars were both bought by the same person in South America. I regret not keeping the ID of the buyer but I wonder if these are cars you may have knowledge of ? There were also another couple of 4 door saloons advertised elsewhere in the US but again incomplete. One was at a site called "bring a trailer" and I think that ad can still be viewed. regards, Graham.
 

Jul 15, 2016 2:22 am
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Subject: Re: American DBLs
The Lagonda owners club have pretty good records of the post war DB Lagondas on a continuously updated database, Always worthwhile giving Valerie or Colin Bugkler a call.

In terms of build sheets for the DB cars, they are all available from Aston Service, Dorset.

If you want more information on any models, then you are welcome to look at either of my sites.
 

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