1983 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2
Engine 8 Cylinder 5.3 Liter (4 cam)
Automatic Transmission ( Chrysler 3 speed )
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
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)
The later series II cars are the wedge shaped cars most commonly associated with the Lagonda Body.
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.
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
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.
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.
Notice the cool shades for the sunroof.