1984 1984 Lagonda Aston Martin Lagonda

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1984
  • Chassis number 
    SCFDL01S8ETL13328
  • Engine number 
    V/580/3228LFA
  • Lot number 
    205
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1984 Aston Martin Lagonda Saloon
Chassis no. SCFDL01S8ETL13328
Engine no. V/580/3228LFA

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 left-hand drive model, this highly original and un-restored example is finished in Mercedes Lapis Blue metallic with blue-piped tan leather interior. The car was purchased by the current vendor from one William R Papke of Ada, Michigan. Mr Papke had bought the Lagonda in September 1996 from dealer Harry Woodnorth in Chicago, who is believed to have purchased it from the original owner. The recorded mileage total at that time was 971 miles and the current odometer reading is 1,632 miles. Offered from the vendor's private collection, the Lagonda benefits from a recent service by Autosport Designs and is offered with a copy of its Car Record Card.

Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.