100 years of Aston Martin

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 13:01 IST

A perfect example of Aston's more idiosyncratic side, the Lagonda was the most technologically advanced car of its time and was maybe not the best choice of car to build immediately after going bankrupt..It had two TVs and used solid state digital displays instead of dials in the dashboard. It was also incredibly fast for a luxury sedan and very quickly attracted orders from the Middle East. However the car was so complex that the company struggled to produce one a week and it took until 1979 to deliver the first finished example. Each car required 2,200 man hours to construct and only 645 were ever produced. Photo:AFP
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A perfect example of Aston's more idiosyncratic side, the Lagonda was the most technologically advanced car of its time and was maybe not the best choice of car to build immediately after going bankrupt..It had two TVs and used solid state digital displays instead of dials in the dashboard. It was also incredibly fast for a luxury sedan and very quickly attracted orders from the Middle East. However the car was so complex that the company struggled to produce one a week and it took until 1979 to deliver the first finished example. Each car required 2,200 man hours to construct and only 645 were ever produced. Photo:AFP

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