ALL THE ROAD CARS 1970s-1990s
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).