Millesime

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Post by richardd1652 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:47 pm

been busy with the Millesime and she now has her French number plates back after the last owner took them as a momento and also yellow bulbs and now wears 16v alloys. Hope to have her mobile for the Country run if possible although if not i will be going in the "Red Shed".
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:30 pm

Looking great! well done that man.
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Post by rayfenwick » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:52 pm

A lovely car - great save! ^^bx>
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:00 pm

Fabulous looking BX. Nice one Richard. Remind me, is it a petrol or diesel? Manual or auto?

PS That back box/tail pipe needs lifting up a bit :wink: :)
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:14 pm

1.9 D manual! so specially rare as they didnt do the Athena over here in anything else but a 1.6 petrol.

I like that! maybe after the Northern rally we should all go and visit your "collection"
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Post by Defender110 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:43 pm

How long can you run it in the UK on those French plates before you have to register it to the UK and put UK plates on?
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Post by Paul296 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:22 pm

Really lovely car! I think the Millesime/Athena was one of the best looking BX's ever. Didn't know it was available as a diesel in France.

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Post by Adrian E » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Defender110 wrote:How long can you run it in the UK on those French plates before you have to register it to the UK and put UK plates on?
6 months, IF it's still registered to a French address. Otherwise needs the paperwork doing ASAP unless it's going to spend half the year abroad. Will only need an mph speedo, headlights and foglight moving (can't remember if BX has 2?) for MOT, then quick trip the DVLA local office for an age related plate.

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:43 pm

Don't think they need the speedo changing for mot, I am also a Deli owner which are all Japanese imports and many of them remain in kms, changing to MPH speedo appears to be just an owner option.
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Post by richardd1652 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:47 pm

Fella i know has been running an old Merc on German plates now about 4 years without issue?
The Italian estate had been run for 2 years on Foreign plates before i bought it, having said that i think it used to go back towing a boat regularily.
Theres bloody loads of Polish registered cars floating about near me,never seen one yet been pulled.
I ran a French reg Visa for long enough and lord only knows how long that had been here before i got it, never had any bother.
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Post by richardd1652 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:55 pm

They dont check speedo,s for an Mot anyway to even see if they are working?
P.s just noticed that the Millesime DOESNT have side repeater indicators. The more i look at it the more differences there are between our "Athena" spec cars like it has no sunroof but has roof mounted map reading light,not 2 but just 1. Top glovebox on dashboard which i still cant understand why we never got it for RHD models. The LHD Italian car has top glovebox with lid but bottom glovebox hasnt got and looks to never had a lid,no e/w no c/l no tints and no pas on an RS trim spec.
I love em for the differnces mind you.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:47 am

Richard, we really need pictures of all those extra options :) :)
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Post by Adrian E » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:48 am

What I've posted is the LEGAL requirements for a car used in the UK - well aware there's many foreign registered cars, driven by both UK Nationals and residents, that don't get caught.

Be under no illusion if you get stopped for any other reason they will check, if they're proper traffic police, to make sure the car is legal. As a UK National if you don't have a plausible tale about keeping the car at your holiday home in France for more than half the year (which they can check based on port entries and exits) then they will take action.

The Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations and the Road Traffic Act set out the requirements for UK used cars, which includes speedos that read in mph (or mph and kmh), headlights that dip for left hand traffic etc etc.

There's all the info you could possibly need on the direct.gov web site on requirements for importing a vehicle and proof required. Also covers use of a foreign registered vehicle in the UK.

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:17 am

Im burton where I am there is also LOADS of latvian, Polish and slovakian registered cars which have been here for ages. One Leon Cupra has been here for 4 years at least and a Chrysler Voyager for well over 5 (with a taped up rear window).

How they get away with it god knows, of course I imagine they dont pay road tax :roll: and there standard of driving isnt much cop either!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Post by Adrian E » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:21 am

If the local constabulary could be bothered, they'd have a field day - surprised they don't team up with immigration folks and do roadside checks - they do them all the time down my way near Gatwick!

You know full well most of them never get maintained, never mind annually inspected. Some do get driven all the way home through the year, but if the cumulative total of time in the UK is over 6 months then this is where it should be registered. Same rules apply elsewhere, which is why it cracks me up to see UK registered cars in Spain/Portugal/Greece with 5 year old tax discs displayed still!

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