Classics Monthly - - Interchangeable parts -

Even more so than Lo­tus, TVR ex­celled in tak­ing other mak­ers’ com­po­nents and fus­ing them to­gether to bril­liant ef­fect. Al­most every TVR was lit­tle more than a col­lec­tion of ex­ist­ing bits bolted to a be­spoke frame and body. The S-Series line of the late 1980s and early 1990s was no ex­cep­tion. Aside from the Ford Cologne V6 driv­e­train, it was sprin­kled with other com­po­nents. Much of the me­chan­i­cal parts are Ford-sourced (the brake mas­ter cylin­der is from the Fi­esta, for in­stance) while the elec­tri­cal parts and switches are usu­ally Vaux­hall – the heater fan switch is from a Chevette, avail­able for un­der £20. Mean­while the smoked front in­di­ca­tor lenses are from the BMW E30.

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