Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Monday, April 20, 2009

Aston Martin Lagonda - "It's Wafer Thin"

Hand Built in Britain by a storied company on the brink of solvency, the Lagonda
was the best of the times and the worst of the times. Selected by Time magazine as
one of the 50 worst cars of all time and yet the subject of almost universal longing,
the Lagonda was an emaciated, coke addicted disco supermodel of a car. With it's
moonraker inspired , computerized CRT instruments housed in a hand polished walnut
dash the Lagonda is exactly the opposite of what should be done. It's a Bizzarro World
Mercedes, using complex, fiddley computer instrumentation to monitor a v8 engine with
fiddly weber carburetors. Why? How the hell should I know? Like the answer to the
question that could only have been asked by a drug addled Saudi disco prince at 3am,
it probably made sense at the time.


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