(1986) Vixen 21 TD RV BMW Turbo Diesel RV
1919 E Kilgore Service Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Kalamazoo, MI, East Lot
- Sold Winning Bid: $4,350.00
- 56 Bid(s) View Bid History
- Winner: ****99
- Ended on 09/20/2023 8:22PM ET
Engine: BMW M21 Turbo Diesel
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Notes: Runs and drives, very rare only 587 built. Body is in great condition with little to no damage, interior was in the process of being updated, will need to be completed to have everything operational.
Very rare with only 587 built. Designed by Bill Collins (former DeLorean designer) and built from 1986 until 1989. The Vixen was designed to be stored in a typical garage as it was only 6 feet high and 21 feet long. Despite its small size by motorhome standards, the Vixen was marketed as having all of the features of larger competitors. Such features included a generator and water heater. Two house batteries and one of the first electric inverters in an RV allowed the owner to run the microwave, air-conditioning, and anything else which could be plugged into 120-volt outlets, off the batteries that were charged by the 120-amp alternator. The Vixen could also be plugged in at a typical campsite outlet. Water came from the fresh water tank or services at a campsite and was heated by a heat exchanger. The same engine heat was used to warm the passenger compartment. Since diesels do not develop waste heat quickly, there was also an auxiliary diesel heater that could raise the temperature of the engine coolant that helped with starting. Often noted as the "Driver's RV", it has an exceptionally low center of gravity and wide stance for an RV. It had a top speed of 100 MPH, and claimed an average of 30 MPG using a BMW M21 turbo-diesel engine. Wind tunnel testing was used to create a completely smooth fiberglass exterior top and bottom, resulting in a drag coefficient of less than .30 for early TD models.
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