Mark T - BX19 TRS (Ser2) and BX16 TRS (Ser1)

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Mark.T
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Mark T - BX19 TRS (Ser2) and BX16 TRS (Ser1)

Post by Mark.T » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:01 pm

Hello
Just rejoined after a long time... I live in Australia, near Melbourne, having moved here from the UK in 2005. When I came here I shipped a BX 19 TRS which was in reasonable condition (some usual UK road salt corrosion and a recon. engine block), which I had bought in 1994. Due to bureaucracy down here it took 12 months to get this on the road, and in the mean time I bought an excellent condition Series 1 16 TRS Auto.

Well this is my first photo posting to this forum so let's see if it works - these are my two BXs outside our house last week...

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Since buying a house with a decent garage last year I now have the space to work on these (I never had the space in the UK). Looking forward to hearing from people on this forum and keeping these two great cars on the road for years to come.
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Mark T.
Melbourne, Australia
BX16 TRS Auto (Series 1)
BX19 TRS (Series 2)
C3 Pluriel

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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:17 pm

Lovely! :D
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:12 pm

Yup, indeed very lovely. What a pair. (oo-er)

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Post by toddao » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:19 pm

Very nice BXs and setting too. I don't suppose the Mk.1 has A/C does it? I would have thought almost all BXs originally sold there would have it.
Todd


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Post by MULLEY » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:24 pm

Fitted with the rare alloy's as well, i do love mk1's, the seem more of a classic car than the mk2's :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Series 1 aircon

Post by Mark.T » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:04 am

Yes, the series 1 has aircon, though it is not working at the moment. Here's an interior shot from just after I bought the car - see aircon switch to left.
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There are a few more jobs I need to get done before the aircon though. Drivers here are very impatient and both my BXs have been rear-ended in the last 6 months when I didn't pull away fast enough at traffic lights - see below. You can also see that the Series 2 needs a bonnet respray. Yes, the alloys on the S1 are great and are original (previous owner - also on this forum - had car since new). Could possibly get a set for Series 2 but decided to stick with original steel wheels and trims.

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Mark T.
Melbourne, Australia
BX16 TRS Auto (Series 1)
BX19 TRS (Series 2)
C3 Pluriel

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Tim Leech
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Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:22 pm

I have a S1 rear bumper that colour lol

AND LOOK! an auto with the shifter pattern on the correct side for once! :lol:
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Mark.T » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:12 am

I think (hope) the bumper will be OK - it is being held in by the slightly crumpled boot floor. I have a replacement front and rear S1 bumper set, but they are off a GT and have some extra trim I'm not too keen on.
Mark T.
Melbourne, Australia
BX16 TRS Auto (Series 1)
BX19 TRS (Series 2)
C3 Pluriel

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 64

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:09 am

The GT extra trim is affixed with quite a few 8mm bolts, you can remove them but of course will leave the holes behind.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by DFF53 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:21 am

Never realised they look so good in grey, esp the ph1.
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