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This Lagonda Shooting Brake is the best thing you’ll see today
Aston Martin. Lagonda. Shooting Brake. Stay calm everyone
Aston Martin is currently in the process of reviving its luxury arm Lagonda, with its first car set to be an all-electric SUV based on the All-Terrain Concept.
Unfortunately for Aston, whatever they do to that concept to get it ready for production, it will never (ever) be as cool as this.
That’s because this is an original Series 3 fuel-injected Lagonda saloon that has undergone a wonderful shooting-brake/estate conversion – making it possibly the coolest car in the world (ever). Just look at it.
There’s good news too, because this very car is set to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in mid-August. It’ll be offered with no reserve, but is estimated to fetch between $150,000 - $200,000.
Naturally, you’ll desperately want to buy it, so here’s some history. This 1987 Series 3 was first owned by a brilliantly-named Danish man called Svend Svendsen. He specced the car from new, and did a very good job of it too. Just look at those interior pictures. Not only do you get the fantastic dash and digital dials, but hidden in the back is a Panasonic TV with video player and full recording system. Mmmmm, retro.
There are also lambswool rugs, picnic tables and a cocktail set to ensure that your passengers travel in the height of luxury.
When the time eventually came for Sven to sell his Lagonda in 2006, it was bought by a Swedish man who had seen Roos Engineering’s Shooting Brake conversion from 1998. He decided he wanted a piece of that wedgy pie, and commissioned automotive designer Ted Mannerfeldt to lead a project that would give him extra boot space, but retain the lines of William Towns’ original design.
And what a job they did too. Is this the coolest thing you’ve seen today? Yes. Yes it is.