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Oh my Lagonda

And they call the R33 Skyline a boat…have you seen as Aston Martin Lagonda?

Up until a couple of days ago, neither had I. But when roaming the Llyods Auction yard, I spotted…something massive and elongated out of the corner of my eye. At first I mistook it for a Lamborghini Espada (something else I have yet to spot in the wild) but on closer inspection the mass of metal and cutting edge 70’s 90’s 80’s technology (turns out this is from 83) belonged to an Aston Martin Lagonda.

A bonnet that goes for months.

With a size that dwarfed just about everything else in the yard (especially the FC3S Rx7 parked nearby) it’s a fantastic throwback to British boat building engineering and looks to be a hoot to cruise around in, provided you had a parking space the size of a football oval to put it in when you were done. I mean look at the sheer dimensions of this beast:

Aston Martin Lagonda

Yes you could probably live in there if you really wanted to. (Actually it looks far more comfortable inside than a lot of rentals I’ve seen…)

Big, boxy, regal, 5.3l V8 to cart you around while you yell at passing peasants – I couldn’t help but take a good half an hour to walk around the thing. Okay I exaggerate a little, but here’s a video journey from one side of the metal mountain to the other complete with suitable music:

How much this one with it’s 98.98% paint job would set you back is anyone’s guess but with only 645 made all up according to Wikipedia there’s a fair chance that being a proud owner of an Aston Martin Lagonda wouldn’t be cheap (I’m trying to get a current bidding price from the website but it’s being stupidly slow at the moment…ahh here we go. 15k so far but the auction goes on for another 7 days).

So anyone driven one of these bad boys and wants to share the tale?

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