1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511

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Lot 237* N
1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. 13511
£ 200,000 - 250,000
US$ 260,000 - 330,000

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1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake  Chassis no. 13511
1986 Aston Martin Lagonda 'Series 3' Shooting Brake
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 13511
*Unique shooting brake conversion
*Built by Roos Engineering
*Maintained in Switzerland

Footnotes

  • The unique Lagonda Shooting Brake offered here is the work of world renowned Switzerland based Aston Martin specialists Roos Engineering. Founded in 1975 by Beat Roos, the company had become Aston Martin agents by 1977, and by 1990 had expanded to take on body restoration and engine rebuilding. Roos is best known for its shooting brake conversions for Aston Martins, having completed three: a V8 Vantage, V600 Vantage, and the Lagonda offered here.

    Delivered new to a Middle Eastern customer resident in Monte Carlo, this particular car is an example of the so-called 'Series 3' Lagonda, being the second iteration of William Town's futuristic design that had first appeared in 1976. Aston Martin's periodic revival of the Lagonda name had seen it applied to a stretched, four-door AM V8 in the mid 1970s (the 'Series 1'), a mere handful of which was constructed. When the concept re-emerged, it was the sensation of the 1976 London Motor Show. Clothed in Towns' striking 'razor edge' bodywork, 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 switch gear. 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. Even today, 40 years after its sensational debut, there are few cars that can match the visual presence of the Aston Martin Lagonda.

    Based in Frauenkappelen, Switzerland, Roos Engineering began work on this unique Lagonda Shooting Brake in 1996 following a request from a customer in Hong Kong. Aston Martin Works Service had been unable to take on the job so the owner approached Roos. Radically altering William Towns' futuristic original design would prove to be a difficult and lengthy task, and Roos resorted to making a full scale mock-up to show the customer, who gave it his approval. Roos worked with local craftspeople and specialist manufacturers, including Glas Tr�sch, makers of the Shooting Brake's bespoke window glass that cost a staggering 40,000 Swiss francs.

    Not content with just the rear conversion, the owner requested further cosmetic enhancements to further distinguish this unique Lagonda from its fellows. At the front the car received a new mesh grille and a chin spoiler, while Lagonda badges were added to the 'C' pillars and Roos Engineering plaques to the door sills. Inside, a special console was placed between the front seats, housing switches for the rear window lifts and for the rear screen wash/wipe. The exterior was finished in Antrim Blue and the interior trimmed in contrasting grey Connolly leather. Mechanical upgrades included a more modern four-speed automatic transmission (replacing the original Torqueflite three-speeder) and improvements to the fuel system; otherwise, the mechanicals were left pretty much standard. Roos' Lagonda Shooting Brake took four years to complete and was ready at the beginning of 2000. After the Lagonda's completion, the customer chose to keep the car in Switzerland where it has been maintained by Roos Engineering. The present owner is resident in Germany where the Lagonda is currently registered. All bills relating to the conversion are on file and the car also comes with Swiss registration papers and copy guarantee form.

    Should the vehicle remain in the EU, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.

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  • Please note this motor car is currently Swiss registered, should it remain in the EU local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.
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