Vixen S3

Vixen S3

Serie:
Pre M-series
Cilinders:
4 cilinders
PK’s:
92
Bouwjaar:
1970 – 1972
Productie:
165
Model:
TVR Grantura Mk I
CC’s:
1599
Motor:
Ford Kent

In the latter part of 1970, TVR moved its factory from Hoo Hill to Bristol Avenue, where production soon resumed with the Vixen S3.

For the Mk3 Vixen a Capri-specification engine replaced the old Cortina unit, but it also had alloy wheels fitted, and grilles to cover the engine bay cooling vents. The overall impression was of a car that looked significantly more developed than the earlier ones.

The last S3 manufactured in April of 1972 also represented the end of an era for the Thurner chassis, which was phased out in favor of the new M Series chassis that was developed under Martin Lilley’s leadership.