Aston Martin Lagonda
The William Towns Aston Martin Lagonda shocked the world with its bold design and electronic instrumentation. A truly stunning design.
It was in the October of 1976 that Aston Martin revealed a new shape Aston Martin Lagonda which had solid state digital instrumentation that justified it as being a new product. With initial production levels at one a week it wasn't until 1979 that the first cars was delivered. It wasn't until 1982 that the Aston Martin Lagonda was cleared for sale in the USA.
In 1984, a Long Wheelbase Tickford Limousine version was announced that had a TV in the front as well as the back.
The Aston Martin Lagonda was updated again in 1987 when William Towns rounded off the edges of the car giving it a fresh new look. New enhancements included a re-designed nose where six smaller lights replace the pop-up headlamps and new 16" alloy wheels. A total of 645 chassis were built before the end of production in 1989, each car required about 2,200 man-hours and only about 25 were built per year for the U.S. market.
- Engine: dohc V-8, 280 bhp @ 5000 rpm, torque 360 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm
- Transmission: 3-speed automatic
- Front: unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar
- Rear: de Dion axle, coil springs; self-leveling
- Brakes: Servo assisted front/rear ventilated discs
- Wheelbase: 9'6" (2916 mm)
- Length: 17'4" (5283 mm)
- Width: 5'12" (1816 mm)
- Weight: 2064 kg (3800 mm)
- Heigth: 4'4" (1302 mm)
- Top Speed: 148 mph
- 0-60 mph: 7.9 sec.
- Price New: £ 24,570 (May 1977), £ 37,500 (April 1979), £ 79,500 (January 1986)
- Production: 645
- Production Dates: 1974 - 1989
Aston Martin Lagonda (1974-1989)
After a long spell in the wilderness, good Aston Martin Lagondas are heading up in value – it seems that the excesses of the 1980s are back in fashion. Few cars can turn heads quite like the William Towns styled limousine – perhaps it’s the bulk, or maybe it’s the Thunderbirds styling. Either way, if you want to arrive in unforgettable style, there’s no substitute.
Although the Lagonda was design...
5.3 (326 cui) V8
Performance 206 kW (280 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 5 341 ccm (326 cui), 8-cylinder, Furcate.
Tickford, Color darkgrey met., Interior leather light grey