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Costin Amigo (1970-72) Engine 2279cc S4 OC (Vauxhall) Production 8 RK

Costin Amigo, (1970-72), Engine 2279cc S4 OC (Vauxhall), Production 8, by Robert Knight - Flickr.com

The Costin Amigo was a lightweight sports car built in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It was designed and built by Frank Costin (of Marcos (automobile) fame) and built in Little Staughton, Bedfordshire.

Its 2-litre engine and running gear came from the Vauxhall VX 4/90, but its plywood monocoque chassis and aerodynamic fibreglass body gave it a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h), and a quoted 0-60 time of 7.2 sec.

Being highly priced at £3000 meant that only eight of the cars were ever sold.