1990 Aston Martin Lagonda,
Lot 533
The antepenultimate produced,1990 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon Chassis no. SCFDZ0157LTR13643 Engine no. V/585/3643
Sold for £39,450 (US$ 66,308) inc. premium
Lot Details
The antepenultimate produced
1990 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon
Registration no. G708 SGN
Chassis no. SCFDZ0157LTR13643
Engine no. V/585/3643


  • 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 as an entirely new product type, it was the sensation of the 1976 London Motor Show. Clothed in striking 'razor edge' bodywork designed by William Towns - the man responsible for the DBS - the new Lagonda saloon, designated 'Series 2', used the same long-wheelbase V8 chassis as its immediate predecessor, while breaking new ground in terms of digital LCD instrumentation and touch-button switchgear. Problems with this advanced concept would delay production until April 1978, by which time a simplified arrangement 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 best Aston Martin tradition.

    In the Lagonda, Aston's well-proven 5.3-litre V8 employed a quartet of twin-choke Weber 42DCNF carburettors and produced a maximum of 280bhp at 5,000rpm with 320lb/ft of torque available lower down the range. A Chrysler Torqueflite automatic gearbox was the standard transmission. More than 17' long, 6' wide and weighing two tons, the Lagonda was an imposing sight from any angle, yet despite its bulk proved capable of racing to 60mph in 7.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 145mph.

    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 slightly softer, less hard-edged look and continued in production until May 1990 by which time a total of 638 had been built, including 98 Series 4 models. Even today, almost 30 years after its sensational debut, there are few cars that can match the visual presence of the Aston Martin Lagonda.

    The antepenultimate chassis produced, '13643' was delivered new to Guernsey in the Channel Islands, remaining there until 1998 when it returned to the UK mainland. Since then the car has featured in various private collections and comes with service history with AML at Newport Pagnell from new up to 1995; then with marque specialists up to 2007. A letter on file from Aston Martin Heritage in Newport Pagnell details a full service in 2004, since when the car has covered less than 1,000 miles. The Lagonda appears to have been serviced annually throughout its life, and with an odometer reading of only 16,250 miles must be one of the lowest mileage examples surviving. Finished in Rolls-Royce Royal Blue metallic with Cream leather piped blue interior and blue sheepskin overmats. The car is offered with the aforementioned service history, MoT to November 2010 and Swansea V5. The special paint finish and satellite navigation are the only listed deviations from factory specification.

Saleroom notices

  • The service booklet is stamped up until 2004 - the previous owner indicates that work was carried out between 2004 - 2008 by an ex Formula 1 chief technician.
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