1983 Aston martin tickford lagonda: a mini lesson
The Tickford Lagonda was one of the most luxurious and opulent cars of the early 1980's.
The Aston Martin Tickford Lagonda was probably the ultimate 1980’s Aston Martin, with only 5 believed to have ever been produced. On the exterior, the cars were kitted out with a very 80’s aluminum bodykit, which included a HUGE front air dam, side skirts and rear valence. It also had a new set of BBS wheels. Inside, the car was festooned with TV screens front and rear, a video recorder, drink cabinet with engraved decanters and glasses, and even a picnic table. The engine remained the stock 5.3 litre V8, churning out 280 horsepower and 302 ft·lbs of torque. The reason behind the extremely low production figures was the sheer price of the Tickford option, adding £25,000 to a £60,000 pound car, bringing the total to £85,000 or around £250,000/$306,000 in today’s money! Truly one of the coolest and most opulent cars from the early 80’s.
Below are a few more pictures and the specifications of the Tickford Lagonda.(Wikipedia & Bonhams)
Engine: 5.3 L 5,340 cc (326 cu in) DOHC V8, producing 280 bhp (209 kW; 284 PS) @ 5000 rpm and torque 302 lb·ft (409 N·m) @ 3000 rpm
Top speed: 143 mph (230 km/h) and acceleration to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds
Length: 5,281 mm (207.9 in)
Wheelbase: 2,916 mm (114.8 in)
Width: 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
Height: 1,302 mm (51.3 in)
Weight: 2,023 kg (4,460 lb)