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Old 05-27-2009, 09:57 PM
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you don't see these on CL everyday

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ctd/1189780339.html

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1982 Aston Martin Lagonda Custom - $50 (San Jose , California)

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1982 Aston Martin Lagonda

Price: 50000
Mileage: 44000
Stock No:
Vin: SCFDL01S3DTL13221
Engine: Corvette V8 <-- say what???
Transmission: Automatic
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:42 PM
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I love that car, one of the most outrageous car designs of the seventies. Unfortunately the engine was not that much of a problem in comparison with the electronics witch were a nightmare, I can't see how they improved that with all those new gadgets.

And those wheels...
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:55 PM
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Good grief, that just screams out 1980s...Lagonda's were wild when they were new, but that design sure hasn't aged well. The windshield almost looks like flat glass.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:04 AM
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I saw the late Evil Knievel's Chevy big block Lagonda go across the block at Barrett-Jackson. Even with the celebrity ownership, it only brought 35k.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?aid=283&ln=1314.1&pop=0&it=1

His S600 fared much better

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?aid=283&ln=1314.2&pop=0&it=1
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:24 AM
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Good grief, that just screams out 1980s...Lagonda's were wild when they were new, but that design sure hasn't aged well.
Ooof, you're not kidding! Almost looks like a kit car now.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:33 AM
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as the Brits are fond of saying: "that's f&*k ugly"
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:38 AM
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Good grief, that just screams out 1980s...Lagonda's were wild when they were new, but that design sure hasn't aged well. The windshield almost looks like flat glass.
X3...the custom upgrades were well thought out...until they chose the rims!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:40 AM
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I dunno... I like it. I do not like the wheels and all those screens are ridiculous.It is funny when the car came with CRT instrumentation that did not work, that there would be at least six screens in the car now...The design still looks good to me, but then I also like Subaru XT's, and Mazeradi BiTurbos

I guess sticking a Corvette engine in there is not such a bad thing. Replacing the 5.3 liter V8 (multiple carbs) and the Chrysler three speed TorqueFlite with modern stuff seems reasonable. Also ditching the balky CRT instrumentation in favor of the Vette instrument panel seems logical...

Still for 50k I can find better things to buy
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:17 PM
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I remember the first time I saw one of those - on I55 near McCormick place. It's dated, but a beautiful car in person. The picture does not help. Long and low. One of the cars I wish I had.
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Reminds me a little bit of this aberration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_TC
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:33 PM
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I like the design of the Maserati but I guess I'm a little biased because I own one of these . My 1986 blazing orange digital dashboard still works surprisingly. Probably can't design a wedge car anymore due to pedestrian safety anymore...
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:51 PM
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I like the design of the Maserati but I guess I'm a little biased because I own one of these . My 1986 blazing orange digital dashboard still works surprisingly. Probably can't design a wedge car anymore due to pedestrian safety anymore...
Never saw a XT3, but I did look for a while for a Subaru SVX. Still a good looking car.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:00 PM
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Can't you get a real Lagonda for $50k?
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:03 PM
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Yes, but it won't have 20 televisions in it, something every car needs.
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