CHASSIS NO: SCFDL0156ETR13300
• 30,098 miles
• Impressive DOHC V-8 engine
• Right-hand drive – Japanese Domestic Market delivery
• Ultimate ‘80s luxury sedan
5.3-litre (326 cid) DOHC V-8 engine, Weber-Marelli fuel injection, 300 HP at 5000 RPM, three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, independent front suspension, independent rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes (rear are inboard); wheelbase: 2,916 mm (114.6”)
On October 12th, 1976, the Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 was revealed to the world. The breathtaking wedge-shaped styling with sharp edges, steeply raked front end with pop-up headlights, squared off C-pillar and long overhang trunk were the work of William Towns. The interior, trimmed in soft leather, with deep rear seats, featured a solid-state digital dashboard that was not only cutting-edge technology for the period but the first use of the technology in any automobile. Under the hood was the Aston Martin 5.3-litre V-8 with double overhead camshafts. Each engine was hand assembled by a single craftsman whose name is on the engine. When the Lagonda debuted, it was priced higher than the Ferrari 400 or Maserati Kyalami but less than the Rolls-Royce Corniche. It was intended to be a car for the discerning owner who wanted something with the luxury of a Rolls-Royce but the driving characteristics of the Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin Lagonda was manufactured in four series, the first debuted in 1974 and was little more than an Aston Martin stretched to include two extra doors. This version found jud seven buyers. The Series 2 and 3 cars made from 1978 thru 1985 all shared the edgy wedge-shaped exterior styling, but the engine progressed from carbureted to fuel injection and the dashboard went through several design changes and updates to the evolving electronics. The final Series 4 cars got an exterior redesign that softened the hard edges while still retaining the overall shape. A total of 645 cars were produced over the entire production run.
This example is a Japan domestic market delivery and remained there for most of its life. It is painted burgundy with matching BBS style wheels. The interior is beige trimmed in burgundy to match the exterior. As one would expect, the car has all the luxury conveniences: air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power locks, power seats and power sunroof. These cars are rare and don’t come to market too often. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a car that will go down in history for receiving accolades for its styling. Such polarizing styling and divergence of opinion is sure to make this a sought-after collectible.