1978 Aston Martin Lagonda Series II
The Lagonda shocked the world in 1978 with its bold design and electronic instrumentation. A truly stunning design.
It was in the October of 1976 that Aston Martin revealed a new shape Lagonda which had solid state digital instrumentation that justified it as being a new product. With initial production levels at one a week it wasnt until 1979 that the first cars was delivered and in 1982 the Lagonda was cleared for sale in the USA.
In 1984, a Long Wheelbase Tickford Limousine version was announced that had a TV in the front as well as the back.
The Lagonda was updated again in 1987 when William Aston rounded off the edges of the car giving it a fresh new look. New enhancements included a re-designed nose where six smaller lights replace the pop-up headlamps and new 16 inch alloy wheels. A total of 645 chassis were built before the end of production in 1989, each car required about 2 200 man hours and only about 25 were built per year for the U.S. market.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|price $||$150 000 USD|
|displacement||5340 cc / 325.9 in³|
|bore||100 mm / 3.94 in|
|stroke||85 mm / 3.35 in|
|power||242.4 kw / 325.1 bhp @ 5600 rpm|
|specific output||60.88 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||bhp per tonne|
|torque||508.4 nm / 375.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminum|
|driven wheels||Front Engine / RWD|
|front brakes||Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist|
|f brake size||x 274 mm / x 10.8 in|
|r brake size||x 264 mm / x 10.4 in|
|front wheels||F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in|
|rear wheels||R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum
Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Auction Source: 2010 Collectors’ Motor Cars at Goodwood Revival by Bonhams
Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey