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TVR Vixen S1-S4 (1967 - 1973)

Last updated 5 October 2013

 
4
Longer wheelbase meant more interior room, wider range of engines, quick and economical with Cortina GT engine
Still rather uncomfortable
746
were produced
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Introduction

The Vixen spanned four model evolutions, and saw many changes througout its seven-year production run. Originally, the Vixen was a Grantura with a Cortina GT engine in place of the old MGB unit, which in itself improved performance and economy. The big change came with the Mk2 model, which came with a longer wheelbase, and a more accommodating interior. It was also rather easier to get in and out of thanks to longer passenger doors.

For the Mk3 Vixen a Capri-specification engine replaced the old Cortina unit, but it also had alloy wheels fitted, and grilles to cover the engine bay cooling vents. The overall impression was of a car that looked significantly more developed than the earlier ones. The final Mk4 generation combined Vixen bodies and the new M-series
chassis.

As in TVR tradition, all Vixens were good to drive, but rather firm suspension and sensitive handling marred process on typical British B-roads.

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