1989 Aston Martin Lagonda Series IV

13 years after its debut, the Lagonda was still in production, a testament to its advanced design and individual character. The Series IV received a major styling upgrade that removed the pop-up headlights in favor of six front units. It was among the most expensive cars in the world which ensured that very few examples were ever assembled.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 1987 Geneva Motor SHow
built at England
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Aluminum Alloy
fuel feed Weber-Marelli Fuel Injection
displacement 5340 cc / 325.87 in³
power 215.5 kw / 289 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output 54.12 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 140.02 bhp per tonne
torque 435.2 nm / 321 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
front tires 255/60VR Avon CR27
rear tires 255/60VR Avon CR27
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
f suspension Independent
r suspension Independent
curb weight 2064 kg / 4547 lbs
transmission 3-Speed TorqueFlite Automatic

Auction Sales History

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda Series IV

1985 Aston Martin Lagonda

The Series 2 Lagonda that we are exhibiting is an exceptional car. In fact, the car’s service manual tells us that this Lagonda was delivered new to Gustave Bongo via Franco Britannic Automobiles to Paris on 19 June 1985. Gustave Bongo was the brother of Omar Bongo, who lived in France, and the cars used by President Omar Bongo in France were registered in his name. A letter from the Aston Martin factory tells us that the car was originally built for left-hand drive to meet French specifications.

Auction Source: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial