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|Aston Martin Lagonda Tickford Saloon|
Noble House B.V.
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|Aston Martin Lagonda, a futuristic super-sedan|
Aston Martin’s desire to offer a fast and luxurious limousine in addition to its thoroughbred sports cars led to the development of the incredibly futuristic and highly advanced Lagonda. Noble House is offering a mint version of this car in the highly exclusive Tickford configuration.
It only took William Towns a month to design the Lagonda, a car that made an overwhelming impression when it was unveiled at the London Motor Show in 1976. Its design was unprecedented in its starkness and it entered the history books as one of the most striking cars ever built. It was also one of the most expensive, hovering around the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow price range.
The mechanics of the Lagonda were based on the Aston Martin V8, which had already been in production for a number of years. However, Aston Martin management made the daring decision to fit the car with a digital dashboard, something that – at the time – hadn’t proved very reliable. The Lagonda on offer from Noble House is definitely an exception to the rule.
The Lagonda remained in production until 1990, and only 645 of the cars were built within a twelve-year period. Five of these carried the ‘Tickford’ stamp, including the shiny dark blue specimen on offer from Noble House.
Aston Martin Lagonda Tickford – 1984 in detail
The name Tickford represents extra-luxurious finishing. This Lagonda is one of a series of five that were fitted with a television, video player and minibar. The car on offer from Noble House still features the original two carafes and four glasses – with engraved Tickford logos – in the minibar located between the rear seats. Its dark blue exterior and red leather interior suit this car perfectly.
The first owner of this Lagonda Tickford was the Sultan of Oman, who used the car between 1984 and 1991. The car then relocated to the Netherlands, where it was added to the collection belonging to Bert Ziengs. When he put the Aston Martin Lagonda up for sale, Noble House immediately jumped at the opportunity to purchase the car.
The Lagonda proved to be in good condition, but has meanwhile been perfected by Noble House. The coachwork and the interior have been spruced up, while the mechanics and electronics are functioning flawlessly. What’s special about this Lagonda is that it still has the original digital dashboard, while later versions have more conventional instrumentation.
This Lagonda Tickford is undoubtedly one of the best-looking, well cared for and most rare versions of a car that has a special place in history.
Sold on the 08.08.2012