BX Dyana - did they ever make it over here?

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BX Dyana - did they ever make it over here?

Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:16 pm

The BX Dyana - A sort of BX van (good idea with the HP suspension) also avail as a 2 door estate / 7 seater estate.

Did any ever come over to the UK?
Am I odd in thinking the 2 door estate looks uber sexy?

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I want a BX Van - I feel a camper conversion coming on... or I could buy a 1.6 TRS and do this...


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Finally - Bertone designs a Volvo.... Hmmmm :idea:

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Post by richard » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:49 pm

I saw a BX van at the 2CV world meeting, but I have never seen the 3 door estate. I think it looks cool. I want one :D :D :D :D :D . Maybee it was only a prototype, or did it exist? :shock:

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:54 pm

Jayboy or Justin who i co-write the CCC columns with has a BX van too. It came from Ireland.

I wonder if Tim Leech would be happy for me to camperise his 16TRS???
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Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:00 pm

richard wrote: Maybee it was only a prototype, or did it exist? :shock:
There is a Citroen Brochure from 1986 for this Dyana - so I think it existed, but probably didnt sell as well as the 4 door estate so was dropped.

I wanna Van :mrgreen:

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Post by richard » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:03 pm

The BX with the campervan grafted on the back looks nuts :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:04 pm

Ahh, more Googling has discovered both veesions to be coach built not by Citroen but by:
Henri Heuliez Automobiles

So never an official Citroen produced car then. Bummer.

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Post by richard » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:09 pm

Any indication to how many were produced? It would be an asset to any BX collectors collection :D

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Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:17 pm

No, but here is anoher of his "creations" based on the BX 4x4...

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Dyana Publicity Shot
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BX Coupe
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Anyone fancy welding their back doors shut to create a replica?

BX "Service"

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Post by cavmad » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:17 pm

The camper looks bloody awful, like someone has backed up at full tilt into a caravan. The van rocks though, I was seriously contemplating turning my old estate into one by having panels welded into where the rear side windows were and welding up the rear doors.
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Post by Oscar » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:26 am

Billy

What's with the new signature? Are you working on a song?
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Post by Jayboy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:24 pm

Thanks Mr Fearn....and the van is nearing the stage it's ready for an MoT. Left it halfway through an octopus change last night then I really only need to look at rear arm bearings and replace the fuel pipe.

Then just a damn good clean!!

For what it's worth, Heuliez made all BX estates and variants of it. As well as the Dyana there was the Buffalo which is a standard 5 door shell but kitted out with wood trim and leather on the inside.

Haven't been able to find any production figures but rumour has it only 50 odd vans were produced in rhd for the Irish market and I have never seen one in lhd except in publicity photos as seen above.

BTW the '3 door' BX coupe posted by Marty is actually a 4 door hatch rather than a 3 or 5 door. The other side is actually standard (with 2 doors) and carries the Sport bodykit!
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Post by cavmad » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:35 pm

Oscar wrote:Billy

What's with the new signature? Are you working on a song?
I am, but it`s nothing to do with my signature! That is part of a song by Mulligan and O`Hare, aka Reeves (aka Jim Moir) and Mortimer :lol:

Marty, the creation based on the 4x4 looks exactly like my little one`s Barbie convertable :lol:
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Post by M » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:55 pm

Jayboy wrote:BTW the '3 door' BX coupe posted by Marty is actually a 4 door hatch rather than a 3 or 5 door. The other side is actually standard (with 2 doors) and carries the Sport bodykit!
:shock: :shock: :shock:
How Odd - what would be the point of that?

I still want a Van now - so much it hurts (just above the elbow).

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Post by Vanny » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:05 pm

Marty wrote:
I still want a Van now


present and correct :D sorry i just couldnt help myself :lol:

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Post by M » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:33 pm

I have made friends with eBay.ie
Lets see if any crop up.