Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Motoring "For Sale" and "Wanted"...cars, bikes, parts and accessories.

Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Me. @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:35 pm

We bought this fairly rare LHD Lagonda in LA about eight years ago and in all honesty, haven't done a thing to it since. I started to look into getting it ready for sale as we don't really have any plans for it and discovered that it is LPG ONLY! Or Propane as it's know in the states. I assumed it was a combo of petrol and LPG as is the norm, however this is purely powered by LPG. It doesn't even have a petrol tank. It's not the end of the world, a decent fuel cell could be fitted to run in conjunction with the existing and working LPG. The car is solid, has been painted in Pearl White but would benefit from a respray as the pearl is a bit blotchy with age, the body is pin-straight. The interior has been re-trimmed in light tan leather and under bonnet and underneath is by all accounts rust free. Obviously the ally body is good. The car starts and drives but the LPG tank is almost empty so until I can get a way to refill it partially it can't be driven mor
e than up and down the road. Most of the original electrics still appear to work but this is to be considered a project, not something you will jump into, MOT and drive back home.
Values on these have gone nuts, Octane magazine suggesting anything half decent worth around 100K.....I am asking £60 000 for this LHD version, and it is an excellent base for a very high end car once completed. Price: £60000.00 As stated, Will need to be reg'd in UK but was a UK reg car and all taxes and duties paid.
Available cars start at this sort of figure and run well into 100K plus at the moment.

ast3.jpg
ast3.jpg (225.67 KiB) Viewed 4771 times


as2.jpg
as2.jpg (177.21 KiB) Viewed 4771 times


as1.jpg
as1.jpg (141.85 KiB) Viewed 4771 times
User avatar
Me.
 
Posts: 7396
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Living the fcuking dream.

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by moleamol @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:02 pm

As much as I admire their quirk, £60k seems far too much for that. TTAV of £10k for me.
User avatar
moleamol
CTF Site Moderator & Tech Support
CTF Site Moderator & Tech Support
 
Posts: 11429
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:19 pm
Location: Wigwam

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:24 pm

Over to you Deutz.
User avatar
Käsemeister
 
Posts: 37064
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:24 pm
Location: Hanging on in quiet desperation.

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Barbarianna @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:15 am

They must have been awesome when they were first launched. And that one looks nice and straight. Personally, I can't understand why these are so pricey. Their looks have dated terribly and I bet a single electrical gremlin will require a remortgage. They still have a presence though, I guess.

It's the 90s Virage that does it for me. Acres of sweeping curves and a Herculean interior. I dare not look at the values of them now though. When I was last serious about a soft top one they were about £35k.
Barbarianna
 
Posts: 4383
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:50 pm

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:18 am

Käsemeister wrote:Over to you Deutz.

That would make for an unusual hill climb project!
User avatar
HappyGoLucky
 
Posts: 5959
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 9:13 am
Location: Lost in my own little world!
Highscores: 3

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:23 am

Love that Me.

But... Not for me at the moment.
User avatar
Deuteronomy
 
Posts: 17019
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:57 pm

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:12 am

That's more than my mortgage and has the potential to cost more than I could remortgage for.

Aaaam ooot.
User avatar
Careless Whisperer
 
Posts: 15149
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:07 pm
Location: The Real World
Highscores: 5

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by deev @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:15 am

I'll pass. Looks hilariously thunderbirds though.
User avatar
deev
Banger King
 
Posts: 14801
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:14 pm
Location: Giffnock
Highscores: 3

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by GingerNinja @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:04 am

Might be worth contacting somewhere like Joe Macari (http://www.joemacari.com/) to see if they'd want it for restoration.
User avatar
GingerNinja
 
Posts: 4709
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:02 pm
Location: London

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:26 am

GingerNinja wrote:Might be worth contacting somewhere like Joe Macari (http://www.joemacari.com/) to see if they'd want it for restoration.


I have thought of that, just thought I'd get a feeling first. naturally I'm flexible and would welcome a decent PX but I'm testing the water really. I could fit a fuel cell to the car but it starts runs and drives fine on LPG alone....the main issue is you can't put LPG in a bloody Jerry can.
User avatar
Me.
 
Posts: 7396
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Living the fcuking dream.

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by S1K @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:27 am

Or, as I linked in another thread you could see if you could punt it to Rodger Dudding's Studio434. Anyone who has 15 Aston Martin Lagondas must surely be in need of another one.
User avatar
S1K
 
Posts: 6218
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:10 pm

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by S1K @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:18 am

Your ad has been noticed on Pistonheads, Me.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1613416
User avatar
S1K
 
Posts: 6218
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:10 pm

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by GingerNinja @ Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:40 am

spast1kunt wrote:Your ad has been noticed on Pistonheads, Me.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1613416


Looks like Me's already been on there to post a reply to one of the whiners.
User avatar
GingerNinja
 
Posts: 4709
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:02 pm
Location: London

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by phillvr6 @ Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:06 pm

How much?!?!
phillvr6
 
Posts: 421
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Me. @ Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:07 am

When I placed this advert on Car and Classic, there were seven other cars on there......the lowest was £55000, the highest £115000, the average was £60K, hence my price. I haven't seen the other cars so don't know if they are genuine, honest, require work, have been welded, need welding etc, so in fairness I think my price is on the low side taking condition into consideration. This is a recommissiong car, not a restoration. The cost of restoration could easily exceed the final value in most cases, but ours would require a major service incl braking and all fluids and a conversion back to petrol....not a massive job. It could be used as is paint wise, but I would plump for a respray, so factor in another ten grand.
User avatar
Me.
 
Posts: 7396
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Living the fcuking dream.

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:52 am

I don't think it matters what the car is, if you post anything classic from a prestige maker then you'll get comments about the high price of such things. How much is a DB5 now, £250,000 or so? I remember when you could buy an early 911 for under £10,000 etc.
User avatar
Strawman
 
Posts: 39555
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:50 pm
Location: insignificant next to the power of the force

Re: Aston Martin Lagonda LHD

Post by Rod Rammage @ Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:09 pm

It would make an interesting wedding car.

Or a car for a spacepimp.
User avatar
Rod Rammage
 
Posts: 26396
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:05 am


Return to Motor Auctions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

yt
  Enable youtube titles