1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SEDAN 'EVEL KNIEVELS' - 71914Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #1314.1 1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SEDAN 'EVEL KNIEVELS'https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/71914/71914_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1314.1 1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SEDAN "EVEL KNIEVELS"
Lot #1314.1 - Evel Knievel drove this 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda cross country countless times (putting over 300,000 miles on the original engine) in 19 years. This vehicle was synonymous with Evel's flamboyant image and in 1999 the Johnny Lightning toy company created a die cast collectible replica capturing every detail of this original car, including the custom side pipes and vented hood. Even though this was a luxury sedan vehicle measuring over 17' long, this car was heavily customized by Galpin Aston in California and features an automatic 502 big block Chevrolet V8 engine, R-700 transmission, cream leather upholstery and a mirrored finish on the underside of the hood. In addition the engine has many custom details reflecting the Evel Knievel flare. This Lagonda is absolutely a one-of-a-kind creation. In addition, Evel actually changed the paint color in 2001 from the original black to an Oxblood Maroon because "he always wanted to see this model car in this unique color". Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel (October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007) was an American motorcycle daredevil, an entertainer famous in the United States and elsewhere between the late 1960s and early 1980s and legendary Icon today. Knievel's nationally televised motorcycle jumps, including his 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, represent four of the twenty most-watched ABC's Wide World of Sports events to date. His achievements and failures, including his record 433 broken bones, earned him several entries in the Guinness Book of World Records.
*Sold on a Bill of Sale only*
The names Barrett-Jackson, Barrett-Jackson.com, and all associated graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, LLC or its affiliates.