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1:18 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon

 

1:18 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon

 

Since we first came across Lucky Step a year or so ago, it hadn’t really produced a subject that truly got our juices flowing. That changed the other day, when it announced a 1:18 replica of the Aston Martin Lagonda in three colourways.

Lucky Step will be releasing the original Series 1 version of the Lagonda, which was produced in 1974 and 1975. It was in 1976 that the Series 2 was released, with its distinctive wedge shaped bodywork.

 

1:18 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon

 

Aston Martin launched the Lagonda at the 1974 London Motor Show. Designed by William Towns, it was based on the DBS, and was the first Aston Martin to bear the Lagonda name since the 1961 Rapide. Powered by a 5.3 litre V8 engine, it was offered with either a five speed manual or an automatic transmission. In appearance, it was essentially a four door version of the Aston Martin V8.

The Lagonda was the first production car to utilise a digital instrument panel. Indeed, it was reported that the development cost for the Lagonda’s electronics alone amounted to four times as much as the budget for the whole car!

 

1:18 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda saloon

 

As Lucky Step works in resin, these replicas will be sealed bodyshells. That suits us fine, as it means nice clean bodywork devoid of clunky shut lines. Lucky Step’s replicas tend to only become available in small quantities. But they have never announced a model that will be as popular as this before, so we would advocate pre-ordering to avoid disappointment.

 

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