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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:12 pm

If its a GT then it should have the bumper strips and fog lamps too, is there a switch to the left of the indicator pod for it?, also being based on a GT it should have the twin stripes above the rubbing strips on the doors (black and red) The sunroof was optional though on the GT depending one when it was built.

The car in the Conservatoire was badged as a BX19DIGIT, with no GT monica, and had no spoilers, fog lamps or bumper strips.....
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Post by richardd1652 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:16 pm

Yes its log booked as a GT ,have to check on foglight switch in daylight.
Whats happened to the arms Tim?
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Post by RxBX » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:22 pm

richardd1652 wrote:Yes its log booked as a GT ,have to check on foglight switch in daylight.
Whats happened to the arms Tim?
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Post by richardd1652 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:27 pm

Sorry just read it, very sorry to hear your news Tim.
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Post by Jayboy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:04 am

AFAIK the Digit was visually more discreet than the GT, so no bumper rubbing strips, fog lights or even rear spoiler could be the way it left the factory...
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Post by RxBX » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:26 pm

Roverman wrote:If its a GT then it should have the bumper strips and fog lamps too, is there a switch to the left of the indicator pod for it?, also being based on a GT it should have the twin stripes above the rubbing strips on the doors (black and red) The sunroof was optional though on the GT depending one when it was built.

The car in the Conservatoire was badged as a BX19DIGIT, with no GT monica, and had no spoilers, fog lamps or bumper strips.....
Jayboy wrote:AFAIK the Digit was visually more discreet than the GT, so no bumper rubbing strips, fog lights or even rear spoiler could be the way it left the factory...
Tim, I would tend to agree with Jay on this one :wink: looking at the factory BROCHURE albeit its for the LHD/French market.

Which therefore is in-line with the one you saw at the Conservatoire !

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:41 pm

Could be, although the french and uk spec cars did differ greatly with the ones found on the contitent being far more basic than over here.

Does anyone have a UK Digit Brochure?
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Post by richardd1652 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:44 am

Checked car this morning and there doesnt seem to be any switch for the front spots to the side of dashboard pod ,neither front or rear bumpers show any signs of having had the rubbing strips (unless both been changed at some point?) and the original tailgate which had the non standard "pram handle" GTI rear spoiler didnt look to have ever had the "GT" style spoiler as there were no holes drilled for fixing(there again it may have been changed at some point) but the original style blue log book does state it as been a 19GT.
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Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:01 pm

Dear Richard.
What an absolutely charming looking BX you have there Richard 8)
It is the first time I have seen one, instrument panel is really very
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That must be 2 lovely BX,s you must have now is it Richard :?:
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Post by Jayboy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:42 pm

It is mechanically a GT so therefore I see no reason for the logbook to say otherwise. Ultimately it's a special edition based on a GT. No other UK market hatch had the 1.9 petrol engine in Mark 1 guise so I imagine to register it specifically as a Digit may have involved type approval...

I do have some UK market Digit literature so I'll dig it out and see if there's any mention of spec.
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Post by Kitch » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:27 pm

There's some lit in the Citroen "Dates" brochure which came out in the late 80's - early 90's. I think theres some images in that. From memory, it's a standard GT though. The black rear panel on that car isn't right (black was only applied to the Sport and 4TC mk1 models, and became more common on the mk2), the spoiler you've now switched to the correct one and the wheels are either your trims or Metrics. Rubbing strip wise, I think you're looking at GT spec again but there is so much speculation about Digits, I'd guesstimate 75% of what you get told about them is bollocks.

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Post by WESTON89 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:42 pm

I can't say for sure, but I seem to remember the Digit I saw (& very stupidly didn't buy) didn't have the GT bumper strips.
And it was an original car that hadn't been altered over the years. It had one owner and was actually PDI'd by the chap's son, as he worked at the Citroen dealers.

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Post by maxgreenwood » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:13 pm

one of my ultimate BXs that i think. Well done Richard for rescuing, it is starting to look ok. I really like that white one too! I suspect it doesn't have power steering though.
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Post by Jayboy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:07 pm

The two other Digits I have seen have both looked like a TR spec saloon with GT wheel trims. However they were both LHD.

Just found this on leboncoin and although Im sure it's not a Digit, especially as it says it's 1983, it looks like the tailgate might be off a Digit but the picnics too blurry to tell.

http://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/270659196.htm?ca=12_s

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Post by docchevron » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:13 am

I've seen 3 DIGIT's, none had fogs or rubbing strips..
I seem to recall a piccy of one on a showroom forecourt, it may even have been on here (?) but I'm fairly sure they didn't have fogs and strips..
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