1963 1963 Aston Martin Lagonda - Rapide Sports Saloon

Rapide Sports Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    LR/129/R
  • Engine number 
    400/129
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Aegean Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    White Gold
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Footnotes
Aston Martin revived a famous Lagonda name in 1961 with a luxurious four-door sports saloon that took its appellation from one of the marque's most exalted models of the late 1930s: the Rapide. This new car was very much David Brown's personal project. The Rapide's sales brochure, which, unusually, was signed by him personally, stated: 'It has long been my ambition to build a car which would be equally suitable to drive or be driven in...'

Chassis number '129' was completed in 1963 and sold via Brooklands of Bond Street (Eton Garages) on the 21st of that month. Accompanying build details show that the car was finished in Aegean Blue with White Gold interior trim and equipped with a Bray block heater, Motorola radio and 'limited show finish' to the engine compartment. First owned by a Mr W E Dinsdale of Shilsons Ltd, Lewiston Mills, Brimscombe, Gloucestershire, the car was delivered to Mr Dinsdale with his own personal registration number 'D 35'. This number