Sunday, June 18, 2006

Vixen 21

This Vixen 21 was parked on Marinship Way in Sausalito.

The 1986 Vixen 21 used a BMW 6 cylinder turbo diesel and a Renault 5-speed gearbox both mounted at the back. The roof has hinges on the right side for added headroom when parked. The selling points for this RV were fuel economy, handling, and it could be parked in a standard carport. Motoring journalists praised it for being fun to drive. Less than 400 BMW engined Vixens were built at the Pontiac, Michigan factory. Interestingly, they all have the BMW roundel on the front!

(A later model used a GM 3.8L V6/automatic, and had a higher fixed roof)


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