Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1

Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1

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Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1

After an absence of almost 10 years, Aston Martin reintroduced the Lagonda name at the 1974 Earls Court Motor Show in London. This time not as brand name, but as type-indication of their newest sports saloon. Based on the DBS, this long-wheelbased, four-door version of the Aston Martin V8 was an elegant design. The design itself was already five years old as David Brown already drove the Series 1 Prototype since 1969, but it had to wait until Aston Martin was taken-over and Mr. Brown left the company. The very moderate success was probably due to the late launch, the oil crisis and also the steep price of more than 14,000 Pound Sterling. This exclusive model -even by Aston Martin standards- was catalogued until June 1976, by which time only seven had been made. Chassis numbers ranged from ’12001′ to ’12007′, while a further example – chassis ’12008′ – was sanctioned at a later date. Most of the Lagondas were delivered with a 3-speed automatic.

Technical specification Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1:

    1. Engine: 5.3 Liter (326 CU) DOHC V8
    1. Transmission: 5-speed manual or automatic transmission
    1. Power: 280HP
    1. Wheelbase: 291 cm (114.6 in)
    1. Length: 493 cm (194 in)
    1. Width: 183 cm (72 in)
    1. Height: 132 cm (52 in)
    1. Weight: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb)
    1. Top speed: 240 KM/h (149 MPH)
    1. 0-100 KM/h: 6.2 seconds
    1. Production number: 7 (+1 off-period)
    1. Designer: William Towns
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