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Top 10: Expensive cars with mainstream parts

Nissan headlamps on a Lamborghini? Volkswagen tail lights on an Aston Martin? Manufacturers of prestigious models (from sportsters to supercars) are renowned for using components from the mass-produced car market.

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Aston Martin DBS (Hillman Hunter rear lights)

Joining the Aston Martin range in 1967 was the sensational new DBS, predating the similarly styled V8 by two years. It shared the same 3995cc straight-six as the iconic DB6, a thoroughbred hand-built unit offering effortless performance. But not everything was pure Aston Martin, with the DBS’s slim back lights coming straight from the Hillman Hunter.

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JH72    on 18 September 2017

The Aston DB7 used Mazda 323F rear lights

GGEO1UK    on 20 January 2019

Also McLaren F1 has FWD Lotus Elan indicators and Lotus Esprit up to S4 has Morris Marina door handles ??

djmgw    on 21 January 2019

Citroen CX wing mirrors on many low volume cars in the 80's being pedestal mounted, electrically adjusted and heated.

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