V8 Lagonda Series 1
(1974 - 1976)
In 1972, Aston Martin was sold by Sir David Brown and passed into the hands of Company Developments, a Midlands based property company. Following David Brown's unique 1969 four door prototype, MP230, it was to be another five years before the Lagonda was available for the public to buy (or anyone with £14,000 to spend - and this was a lot of money in 1974). Technically similar the the two door V8 but with an extended wheelbase to 2915mm and the overall length pushed to 4928mm. Unfortunately the Middle East oil crisis and other economic problems meant that the market for a 160 mph super saloon was small. So small in fact that only seven of these cars were ever built. A sad end for a wonderful and extremely special motor car.