The styling enhancements to the car were classic early 1980’s with colour coded aluminium side skirts, large front air dam and a deep rear valance; all the work of Simon Saunders who also styled the equally exclusive Tickford Metro and Tickford Capri. Most of the Tickford cars were fitted with 15 inch colour coded BBS cross spoke wheels with fashionably wide 255/60 Pirelli P7 tyres.
Below are press images of the 1983 MotorFair car, a left hand drive example finished in fashionable white, a colour still gaining popularity 30 years on.
The interior of the Tickford was also fully kitted out with front and rear TV screens, expensive Hi-Fi video recorder, picnic tables and a drinks cabinet containing engraved crystal decanters and glasses with the Tickford logo. A radio telephone could also be fitted, in the days before mobile phone, at an eye watering price approaching £4,000.
The images below show a Tickford Lagonda hat was offered at the 2014 Bonhams Aston Martin auction. Finished in Cannock Black with Magnolia hide, the car had only covered 5,000 miles during 30 years of existence.
With such a high purchase price, it will not surprise you that only 5 cars were built and sold in period. Although more recently, a few other Lagondas have also had the Tickford refinements retro-fitted so it is difficult to tell the original and later cars apart.