Aston Martin resurrected the Lagonda nameplate in 1974 with a four-door saloon based on the V8 with a stretched chassis. The market for a four-door Aston and the price — £14,000 — meant a very limited production run of only seven vehicles. The car was bought by Aston specialist Richard Williams in 2005, who sold it on in early 2006 to a titled gentleman. A restoration was immediately started, with the goal being to make the car better suited to everyday driving with select upgrades. The steering, springs, dampers and brakes all received upgrades, along with a 7-liter V8, giving the car a whole new sense of urgency. Special attention was paid to things like wind, road, and exhaust noise, in order to keep an air understated English character about the car, without changing its classic lines. The car will go to auction at the spring Goodwood Members' Meeting with no reserve.