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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 Virage (VW Scirocco MkII rear lights)

On sale from 1989, the Virage was a crucial new model for Aston Martin, replacing the long-running old-style V8. It would be joined by the entry-level DB7 in 1994, positioning the Virage family as the Aston Martin flagship. As for the rear lights fitted to non-Vantage versions, Volkswagen was happy to oblige...

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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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