MODEL V8 Lagonda Saloon Series 1 - Earls Court Motor Show Car!
COLOUR Cuberland Grey
YEAR 1975 / N
MILEAGE 39,148 mi
DESCRIPTION We are delighted to be able to offer this stunning and very rare Lagonda to the market. Now finished in Cumberland Grey with Rolls-Royce Wildberry Hide, carpeting and Burr Walnut Veneers. In 1972, Aston Martin was sold by Sir David Brown and passed into the hands of Company Developments, a Midlands based Property Company. After David Browns four door prototype, MP230, it was to be another five years, 1974, before the Lagonda was available for the public to buy (or anyone with £14,000 to spend). The first car was for the use of the then Chairman, William Wilson. Unfortunately the Middle East oil crisis and other economic problems meant that the market for a 160 mph super saloon was small. So small was the market that only seven of these cars were ever built. A sad end for a wonderful and very special motor car. The production car featured a unique inverted horse shoe grille instead of the DBS style of the prototype. This example was displayed at the 1974 London Motor Show Car, held at Earls Court. Her previous owner had various works carried out, one such instruction was for R.S. Williams to rebuild the engine to 7.0 Litre Specification. This automatic example was sent to Spray Tec Restorations in 2002 and underwent a major refurbishment program. It benefited from a visit to Bodylines Specialist Panel Beaters who fabricated a new "Osca India" Style wings and boot lid, as well as a later style bonnet. It should be noted that any corrosion and rot was dealt with at this time. Once this work was complete the car was returned to Spray Tec, where it received a bare metal respray, along with a complete interior retrim. The car was finished to what can only be described as Concours and has been looked after since by our friends at Aston Martin Works Service, who in 2004 carried a major mechanical overhaul including setting up the suspension and replacing parts where required and overhauling the steering rack. Annual maintenance has been carried out by them since. This example is also equipped with a concealed GSM Motorola Telephone - complete with handset to rear centre armrest for use by rear passengers, Becker Navigation System, Uprated Audio System and 6 Disc CD Autochanger, Heated Front Seating, Remote Central Locking, Rear Reading Lights, Rear Seat Belts.