1984 Aston Martin Lagonda Saloon Registration no. A92 SYV Chassis no. 13360 Engine no. V/580/3360
Aston Martin's periodic revival of the Lagonda name saw it applied to a stretched, four-door AM V8 in the mid-1970s, a mere handful of which was constructed. When the concept re-emerged, it was the sensation of the 1976 London Motor Show. Clothed in striking 'razor-edge' bodywork designed by William Towns - the man responsible for the DBS - the new Lagonda saloon used the same long-wheelbase V8 chassis as its immediate predecessor while breaking new ground in terms of electronic instrumentation and switch-gear.
Problems with the latter would delay production until April 1978, by which time a less radical design had been adopted. The interior though, was every bit as luxurious as the exterior was futuristic, featuring selected Connolly hides, deep Wilton carpeting and plentiful walnut veneer, all hand-finished by skilled craftsmen in the best Aston Martin tradition. The Lagonda was face-lifted in 1987, acquiring a slightly softer, less hard-edged look and continued in production until May 1990, by which time a total of 645 had been built. Even today, almost 40 years after its sensational debut, there are few cars that can match the visual presence of the Aston Martin Lagonda.
A right-hand drive model equipped with the almost universal automatic transmission, this example was first owned by HRH Princess Noof bint Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. The car was first registered on 4th July 1984 and then (from 20th August 1986) was registered for a while in Gibraltar as 'GG 51018' before being relocated to its owner's castle in Spain. The current vendor purchased the Lagonda on 3rd July 1990, at 19,054 miles, after it had passed - briefly - through the hands of one Gary Hamilton in St Andrews, Guernsey.
A full, detailed history relating to the vendor's period of ownership is available together with a continuous run of expired MoT certificates. In 2008 Aston Martin Works Service installed a new roof lining, rear curtains and dashboard top (bill on file) while the tyres were replaced just over 3,000 miles ago and the Exide battery is new. 'A92 SYV' currently displays a total of only 27,227 miles on the odometer and is described as in generally good/very good condition. The car is offered with the aforementioned service history, MoT to May 2015 and V5C registration document.