The McLaren F1 Used The Rear Lamps Of A Dutch Bus Because Of TVR

Fans of the McLaren F1 already knew that Gordon Murray used the taillights off the Dutch Bova Futura bus. But according to Evo’s Henry Catchpole, it was actually a decision that should be credited to TVR.

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Stories don’t get more British than this. Apparently, the chaps over at TVR were using Bova’s rear lamps, so Woking assumed they must have homologated them for road car usage.

That wasn’t quite the case. In reality, Blackpool simply put those on their cars because they just worked, but completely skipped the, um, legal part.

Oh well.

Photo credit: didbygraham and Máté Petrány/Jalopnik

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