Aston Martin Lagonda
Over 400 photos of this car can be found at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/alfbt2h6m2d6rie/AABvBh0Qyc7kthH0RH_B8bvQa?dl=0
1983 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 5.3 L V8. Finished in Kent Green over cream interior. Showing just 60436km from with only two owners from new. Chassis number L00L13227.
This rare Lagonda, number 227 of just 645 produced, was shown on the Aston Martin stand at the 1983 Geneva motorshow and accordingly fitted with a plethora of additional equipment. A German Hotelier who happened to have been invited as a guest of his local Aston Martin dealership saw the Lagonda and decided it must be his. He became the first owner and held onto the car for 35 years. Included in the folder accompanying the car are copies of original ownership documents and correspondence with Aston Martin. It is a real treat to thumb through this stack of paperwork, and as well as old service and insurance documents there is even an old brochure promoting the hotel he owned at the time, and printed directions to the Newport Pagnell site which we assume he made a visit at some point in his ownership.
In 2018 he decided it was time to pass it onto the hands of the new owner, a gentleman residing in Sweden and a true enthusiast of Aston Martin and other British marques. Under his ownership the car has been meticuliously maintained by marque specialists Aston Hill Workshop, with invoices totalling over €20,000. The Lagonda also received a complete respray before coming to our showroom so presents beautifully in person.
As the owner is an active member of the Swedish Aston Martin club the car has been to several meets around the country, comfortably travelling hundreds of kilometers with no issues. Recently the car appeared in an in depth article in Klassiker magazine and also featured in the publications annual poster and accompanying issue. Copies are included in the sale.
With the time and money spent by the current owner the car is in good mechanical condition with electronics functioning. The dashboard, which is a wonderful yet complex and often troublesome interface is working as it should. The interior is in very good condition, a sea of cream leather smattered with what at the time was cutting edge technology like a Clarion component stereo and Betamax video and TV screen for the rear occupants, who could also ease back in those sumptuous leather seats with a brandy in hand, served from mini bar nestled in the centre console complete with a crystal decanter and glasses.
This iconic, imposing limo of a car is the perfect addition to an eclectic collection or a real gem for an enthusiast of Aston Martin cars, ready to be driven and enjoyed and presenting beautifully with its new paint.