1974 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda - Series I 7.0-litre,The London Motor Show

Series I 7.0-litre,The London Motor Show

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cumberland Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Rolls-Royce Wildberry
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
The London Motor Show
1974 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Litre Saloon
Registration no. LWB 400
Chassis no. L/12003/RCAC
Engine no. V/540/2003
Estimate: £240,000 - 260,000
Footnote:
The Lagonda brand had been moribund for a decade when Aston Martin revived it in 1974 as the model name for a new four-door saloon based on the existing two-door V8. A prototype ('MP/230/1') had been used by AML chairman David Brown in 1969 but the project would not come to fruition until after his departure and Aston Martin's acquisition by Company Developments. Launched at the London Motor Show in October 1974, the new Lagonda was 305mm (12") longer in the wheelbase than the two-door V8 whose engine and running gear it shared and to which it bore an understandably strong resemblance. Priced at £14,040, including Purchase Tax, at the time of its