1988 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon, Chassis no. SCFDLO1SOJTR13562 Engine no. V/585/3562
Lot 204
1988 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon, Chassis no. SCFDLO1SOJTR13562 Engine no. V/585/3562
£30,000 - 35,000
US$ 50,000 - 59,000
Lot Details
1988 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon

Registration no. F488 DEX
Chassis no. SCFDLO1SOJTR13562
Engine no. V/585/3562


  • Aston Martin's periodic revival of the Lagonda name saw it applied to a stretched, four-door AM V8 in the mid 1970s, a mere handful of which was constructed. When the concept re-emerged, it was the sensation of the 1976 London Motor Show. Clothed in striking 'razor edge' bodywork by William Towns, the new Lagonda saloon used the same long-wheelbase V8 chassis as its immediate predecessor, while breaking new ground in terms of electronic instrumentation and switchgear.

    Problems with the latter would delay production until April 1978, by which time a less radical design had been adopted. The interior though, was every bit as luxurious as the exterior was futuristic, featuring selected Connolly hides, Wilton carpeting and walnut veneer, all hand-finished by skilled craftsmen in the Aston Martin tradition. Production got into its stride towards the end of 1978, with one car per week being completed at the Newport Pagnell factory.

    The Lagonda was face-lifted in 1987 as the Series 4, acquiring a new nose and slightly softer, less hard-edged look, and continued in production until May 1990 by which time a total of 645 had been built, including 106 Series 4 models of which only a relative handful were right-hand drive. Its price in March 1987, when the Series 4 debuted at the Geneva Salon, was £95,000. Even today, almost 40 years after its sensational debut, there are few cars that can match the visual presence of the Aston Martin Lagonda.

    We are advised that this right-hand drive Series 4 was an Aston Martin demonstrator. Having covered a mere 31,800 miles from new, the car has been extremely well maintained and comes with Aston Martin service history. It was last serviced only 300 miles ago. The vendor, a well-known collector of classic Aston Martins, suggests it would be close to impossible to find a better example of this iconic model. In short, this is an exciting opportunity to purchase a quite outstanding example of one of the very last Aston Martin Lagondas produced.

    A magnificent specimen of an extremely rare car, 'F488 DEX' comes complete with UK V5 registration certificate and current MoT; all books, manuals, sales brochures and keys; and fully documented service history up to the present day.

Saleroom notices

  • We have noted the dashboard display has a malfunction, the vendor will repair this upon sale. The vehicle is not currently MoT'd, but the vendor will undertake an MoT post-sale.
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