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Old 02-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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Hey, more interesting information on these amazing vehicles - thanx, Donna! L 'n D

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #16
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had an odd-ball drive train... a Pugeot engine or something like that as I recall.
The Vixen had a BMW diesel. I had the original brochure for the Vixen for years; I'll look through my stored stuff and see if I can find it.

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #17
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Thanks for the link to the video, Peter. The Vixen was a nicely made vehicle, and they're a treat to see on the road because they have a very different proportion - very low profile.
I had thought that the ones with the raised, "custom van" type roof had been retrofitted, but the video shows some views of both roof types.
Also, I thought they were all BMW turbodiesels, but the video shows them fitting a Buick 3800/HydraMatic drivetrain. That was probably because the BMW ones were (I think!) all equipped with a manual transmission.
Thanks everyone for the info on one of my favorite vehicles of all time. It's right up there with the Corvair-based UltraVan, and the GMC motorhome of the '70's.
One other detail I remembered while looking at the pictures - the tail lights were from the Pontiac T1000 (rebadged Chevy Chevette).
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:49 AM   #18
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Spotted this one in a South Dakota campground in September 2007. Was not able to locate the owner/resident for comment. It looked as if it were in pretty good condition. More photos at:

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #19
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I get 21 mpg towing my Hunter thru the hills of Big Sur with my Honda Fit and I can get parts anywhere! (well, for the car at least)

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