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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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Lotus Europa (Ford Anglia bumpers)

Injecting some mid-engined excitement into the Lotus range was the new Europa, launched in 1966 with Renault power but adopting the Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine in 1971 for the last four years of its career. Being a Lotus, the Europa was bound to share components with mass-market cars – including both front and rear bumpers from the Ford Anglia 105E.

Read our Lotus Europa review here

Read our Ford Anglia 105E review here


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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