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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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Invicta S1 (VW Passat 'B5.5' rear lights)

The Invicta brand has had more comebacks than Duran Duran, its most recent being in 2004 when the re-launched historic marque announced the new S1 featuring a choice of 4.6- or 5.0-litre Ford V8 power. The rear lights, meanwhile, were cleverly taken from the 2000-on facelifted Passat, albeit swapping sides and turning 90 degrees in the process.

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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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