ALL THE ROAD CARS 1970s-1990s

VANTAGE - - The Specialist Jd Classics - Lagonda saloon

Spec­i­fi­ca­tion En­gine 5340cc, V8 power 280bhp @ 5500rpm Torque 301lb ft @ 3500rpm 0-60mph 6.2sec Top speed 149mph

Based on the AM V8 but with a stretched wheel­base, the 1974 Lagonda saloon was the first car since the 1961 rapide to wear the Lagonda badge, and it was not a suc­cess. Most of the blame can be at­tached to the 1974 oil cri­sis, which se­ri­ously lim­ited the ap­peal of any V8-pow­ered su­per­sa­loon, let alone one that would rarely see mpg in dou­ble fig­ures. in fact the Lagonda was an im­pres­sive and ca­pa­ble ma­chine, but dur­ing the two years of pro­duc­tion just seven were sold (though an­other was later as­sem­bled from parts).

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