A rare Aston Martin Lagonda gets an EV conversion. No, we’re not talking about the Lagonda Vision Concept from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show (see gallery below). We’re talking about the infamous’ 70s Lagonda – the full-size luxury sedan that has met several reviews for its unreliable electronics.
There are not many Lagonda units in the world. With only over 600 units ever built, you’d be hard pressed to find one still alive and rolling the streets. Most of them are riddled with reliability issues, but this particular example presented by YouTuber furious driving has probably the worst condition and is the most rusty of those in existence.
As you can see in the video above, the Lagonda has rust all over its body. Every part of the vehicle is rusted, while some parts have been completely eaten away by the oxidized metal. The floor is so rusty that it is practically destroyed.
It’s not really a bad thing, however. As mentioned, this Lagonda will undergo an EV conversion, so having a destroyed floor doesn’t matter. In fact, they can just rebuild it with batteries in mind, just like in modern electric vehicles these days. Some have even suggested incorporating a Tesla as the basis for this rebuild, much like the 1979 Ford F-150 with a later Raptor model below that we’ve featured before.
Aston Martin is no stranger to classic EV conversions. The British company announced an in-house offering in 2018, a new official Heritage EV program from Aston Martin Works. Other companies also offer such services, like the Aston Martin DB6 which got an EV conversion from a company called Lunaz. It is said to arrive in 2023 with a price tag of over $ 1 million.
Whatever the outcome with this Lagonda EV conversion, we think it’s going to be cool. Even if it must be said, for a nameplate that has become synonymous with problematic electronics, the conversion to an electric vehicle is quite ironic.