It isn’t typically an idea automobile from a longtime automaker turns up on the used-car market, however that is very a lot the case for Aston Martin’s Lagonda SUV idea from 2009.
The idea is at present up on the market by way of a web based public sale hosted by Amassing Vehicles. It is situated within the U.Okay. and is obtainable with out reserve. On the time or writing, it has a bid of 12,750 British kilos (roughly $15,800) and 6 days left for the sale.
Based on the itemizing, the idea is not drivable and has by no means really been pushed by its proprietor, a personal collector who bought it in some unspecified time in the future from Aston Martin. The automobile has additionally by no means been registered to be used on public roads, and potential consumers might want to kind out that concern on their very own, ought to they wish to each day drive it.
The idea options Aston Martin’s earlier 5.9-liter V-12, mated to a 6-speed computerized and all-wheel-drive system. The idea is considered based mostly on the underpinnings of a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class of the identical interval, although Aston Martin has by no means confirmed that.
Aston Martin Lagonda idea – Photograph credit score: Amassing Vehicles
Like the outside, the cabin contains a design unrelated to another Aston Martin. There are 4 particular person seats, plus silk rugs, seat cushions for rear-seat passengers, and cut-glass tumblers.
The idea made its debut on the 2009 Geneva auto present as a way to discover a brand new, extra luxury-focused mannequin line for Aston Martin however sporting a Lagonda badge, one other historic British model which Aston Martin has the rights to.
Manufacturing by no means occurred for a myriad of causes. There was an absence of funds, due partly to the worldwide monetary disaster on the time. Then there have been the automobile’s polarizing appears. SUVs had been additionally nonetheless a controversial matter for efficiency marques again then, though Porsche principally obtained away with it.
Aston Martin by no means gave up on the thought, although. In 2019 it rolled out one other Lagonda SUV idea, and whereas manufacturing of that idea additionally by no means occurred, components of the design made it over to Aston Martin’s DBX SUV launched the next 12 months.