Aston Martin Heritage Cars – Lagonda

Production dates; 1974, 1977-1989

Designed by William Towns, October 1976 saw Aston Martin reveal a new shape Lagonda with innovative solid state digital instrumentation. With initial production levels at one a week it wasn’t until 1979 that the first car was delivered. In 1982 the Lagonda was cleared for sale in the USA.

In 1984, a Long Wheelbase Tickford Limousine version was announced with a TV in the front and rear.

The Aston Martin Lagonda was updated again in 1987 when William Towns rounded off the edges of the car giving it a fresh new look. Enhancements included a re-designed nose where six smaller lights replace the pop-up headlamps and new 16” alloy wheels. A total of 645 chassis were built before the end of production in 1989. Each car required 2,200 man-hours to build and only about 25 were built per year for the U.S. market.

Specification

Engine: DOHC V-8, 280 bhp @ 5000 rpm, torque 360 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm

Transmission: 3-speed Chrysler Automatic

Suspension:

Front: Independent. Transverse unequal length wishbones, ball jointed swivel pins. Coil springs with telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.

Rear: De-Dion axle located by trailing arms and transversely by Watt’s linkage. Self levelling coil spring and shock absorber units.

Brakes: Front and Rear ventilated, Tandem master cylinder with integral servo unit.

Length: 17′ 4” (528cms)

Heigth: 4′ 4″ (130 cms)

Width: 5′ 8.5″ (179cms)

Wheelbase: 9′ 7” (291 cms)

Weight: 4622lb (2096kg)

Top Speed: 143 mph

0-60 mph 8.8 secs, 0-100 mph 20.5 secs.

Production: 645