TVR Vixen S1
1967-1968, 117 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
TVR announced a new "family" of small sports coupes in 1967, the Vixen. The next Vixen, the S2, appeared in 1968 quickly followed by the S3 in 1970. In 1972 a further improved Vixen S4 made its debut and remained in production until the arrival of the later "M" range in 1972. All Vixens featured GRP bodies and most were powered by Ford Cortina GT engines.
The original S1 cars were available with MGB engines to start with, however once production stepped-up the Mk II Cortina GT engine and the superb all synchromesh Cortina gearbox was adopted as the chosen powerplant/transmission combination.
|1599cc||S4 OHV||Ford Kent||81mm x 77.6mm|
|1798cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||80.26mm x 89mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|106 mph||11 s||88 bhp||1599cc Ford engine|
TVR The full story
|Publication||Octane October 2010|
|TVR The full story - Rumours abound that TVR is about to stage a comeback. What better time to recall the past glories of Blackpool's best?|
|Publication||Classics Monthly November 2008|
|Little vixen- Richard Smith made a track car of this TVR, but a twist of fate has prevented him using it.|
Buying Power - TVR S & V8S
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 17 November 2005|
|Buying Power - TVR S & V8S - TVR's S and V8S models of the late Eighties and early Nineties brought back the curves that had been missing from the firm's previous wedge-shaped creations. RICHARD GUNN looks at buying one of Blackpool's more illuminating efforts|