The Lagonda was luxury four door car produced by Aston Martin beginning with the 1974 model. That, and the 75 offering, were fairly conservative looking. It was a sedan version of the DBS. The 5.3 L V8 engine supplied with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission and only seven were sold.
|James May with a 1979 example|
Things took off with the 1976 model designed by William Thomas. Production problems delayed actual delivery of the cars until 1979.
|One-off 1987 station wagon.|
Engine: 5.3 L 5,340 cc (326 cu in) DOHC V8, producing 280 bhp (209 kW; 284 PS) @ 5000 rpm and torque 302 lb·ft (409 N·m) @ 3000 rpm
Length: 5,281 mm (207.9 in)
Wheelbase: 2,916 mm (114.8 in)
Width: 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
Height: 1,302 mm (51.3 in)
Weight: 2,023 kg (4,460 lb)
|The 1986 and 87 models were fuel injected. Only 75 were made.|
The Lagonda retailed at £49,933 in 1980, significantly more than a Ferrari 400 or Maserati Kyalami but less than a Rolls-Royce Corniche.
The Series 4 was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1987 and received a significant exterior facelift by the car's original designer William Towns. The car's sharp edges rounded off and the pop-up headlights eliminated, with a new arrangement of triple headlights each side of the grille being the most obvious alteration.The last Lagonda was produced in 1990.