Production dates; 1974, 1977-1989 Designed by William Towns, October 1976 saw Aston Martin reveal a new shape Lagonda with innovative solid state digital instrumentation. With initial production levels at one a week it wasnt until 1979 that the first car was delivered. In 1982 the Lagonda was cleared for sale in the USA. In 1984, a Long Wheelbase Tickford Limousine version was announced with a TV in the front and rear. The Aston Martin Lagonda was updated again in 1987 when William Towns rounded off the edges of the car giving it a fresh new look. Enhancements included a re-designed nose where six smaller lights replace the pop-up headlamps and new 16 alloy wheels. A total of 645 chassis were built before the end of production in 1989. Each car required 2,200 man-hours to build and only about 25 were built per year for the U.S. market.