1983 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2

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1983 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2

Mileage 59,000

Engine 8 Cylinder 5.3 Liter  (4 cam)

Automatic Transmission ( Chrysler 3 speed )

Exterior  Red

Interior  Tan

Price $115,000 ( Buy it Now on Ebay)   Click Here for Ebay Ad

Seller is a dealer  in Huntington Station, NY  / AutoSport Designs, Inc  (631) 425 -1555

VIN: SCFDL0155ETL13299

These cars are very interesting and rare.  I saw one near UCLA once in my life and never forgot it.    Its a four door saloon built by Aston Martin between 1974 and 1990.   Its amazing to have such a long life span but only 645 were produced.     I would be curious for an owner to tell me if this car is fun to drive?

The series I one started in 1974 and is a beautiful car.  (below)

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The later series II cars are the wedge shaped cars most commonly associated with the Lagonda Body.

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In the 1970s Aston martin has financial pressures so they need a car that could inspire the masses so they built a 4 door 2+2 saloon.    This car was very helpful in adding to the bottom line for them. The car was designed by William Towns which has has always caused polarizing opinions regarding its beauty among car fans.

They were all hand built and in its time considered to be one of the most expensive saloons in the world. It rivaled Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and the Bentley Mulsanne at the time.

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There were a total of 4 series produced in the production period.

Original Series 1 + wedge shaped cars series 2, 3, 4

12 year production run

Series 1  1974 -1975   

Only 7 were sold ( extremely rare)

2 of 7 have been upgraded to 7.0 liter version makng 440 bhp

Series 2   1976 – 1985

 Series 3  1986 – 1987

Series 4   1987 -1990

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The steering wheel is so funny looking to me.   Similar in style to the Citroen Dash board.

The dash board is straight out of Knight Rider but its starting to grow on me after all these years.  It has a nostalgic appeal now and looks appropriate for an 1980’s era car.

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The Lagonda was the 1st production car in the world to use computer management and digital Instrument panels.    These parts are known to fail and difficult to get replacements.    There were so few cars made that parts are scarce and very expensive.  I have heard that there are now some companies that have found cost effective solutions to fried circuit boards.

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Notice the cool shades for the sunroof.

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from Seller:

1983 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SERIES 2 SEDAN
–Storm Red with Tan leather interior and Brown carpeting, Original US delivered example, Four-enthusiast owners from new, known history, well maintained with service records. VIN: SCFDL0155ETL13299

Constructed by the factory in mid 1983, this striking Lagonda was shipped to AML Inc on 21st November of that same year, originally finished in Mercedes Midnight Blue with its original colored interior as shown today. Upon its arrival to the United States, this Lagonda was purchased by Emich Oldsmobile Inc of Lakewood Colorado, also an official Aston Martin Lagonda franchise dealer. Mr. Fred Emich, CEO of Emich Oldsmobile Inc, kept this car within his personal collection from 1984 to 1989, it was thus maintained by his dealership during that period.

In 1989, he is understood to have sold it to a friend of his whom he agreed a personal finance arrangement with. It would appear that in 1991, Mr Emich was forced to repossess the car after his buyer defaulted on his payments and Mr. Emich retained the car until August 1992, at which point he traded to Stevenson Lexus, who in turn sold the car to its third owner, Mr. Isao Kamitani.

Mr. Kamitani kept the car from 1992 to 2013, a total of twenty one years! He clearly enjoyed the car and during his tenure, it was regularly maintained by Ferrari of Denver and then more recently by Mitchell Motors, a classic car specialist also in Colorado. All service records and invoices are on file.

We are offering the car on behalf of its fourth owner, a private East Coast collector who has always appreciated the futuristic design of the Lagonda, but a change in direction of his collection has meant that Autosport Designs have been appointed to sell a number of his cars.

This spectacular Series 2 example has covered just over 59,000 miles from new and has been very well maintained by all of its previous, enthusiast owners. It is currently fitted with period style BBS split rim wheels. If needed and/or desired, we will be happy to source and supply original factory type wheels. This Lagonda is supplied complete with service invoices, history and factory build sheet.

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