WHY I LOVE MY VIXEN

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

ANDREW GRAY

Andrew has owned his 1970 Vixen Se­ries 2 for four years; he im­ported it from Ger­many. He says: ‘I didn’t ac­tu­ally view the car be­fore I bought it and while it was a very good ex­am­ple it did suf­fer from a few teething prob­lems. It had been re­stored about ten years ago but had been stand­ing for a while, so the first time I started it af­ter get­ting it home the starter ring gear came off, which meant the gear­box had to come out. The core plugs were leak­ing too, while in­cor­rect tun­ing caused en­gine prob­lems that needed a top-end re­build to fix. It’s sorted now, though, and like all Vix­ens it’s ab­so­lutely ter­rific to drive with su­perbly bal­anced han­dling.

‘Although I’m lucky enough to own other TVRs, I try to use this one as much as pos­si­ble and it’s com­pleted a few long trips, in­clud­ing a tour down to the Le Mans clas­sic, which it com­pleted with­out any prob­lem.’

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