89 16v 'Black Cat'

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89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by toddao » Wed May 30, 2012 2:11 pm

This is what I did this morning - picked up the black 16v that I bought off ebay last week for €302. Luckily it was only 20kms away from here but I had to go and collect the hire trailer then get a bit lost down some picturesque lanes.

Here's the previous owner Udo whose father bought the car in 1989 from the nearest Citroen dealer 'Göhm' where it had been used as a demonstrator. It's got a catalyser and is black, hence : Black Cat


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Rumbling homewards

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Offloading outside the barn

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Just about fits into the barn. Cosying up to the Red Rat who doesn't have a cat and is therefore more of a man! The foglights have been removed and replaced with bits of steel (?).. and finally : I have a splitter of my own!

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The line-up in the barn now. Soon the breaker TRD will be totally reduced and and there will be a bit more elbow room. Under the cover left of pic is my '85 TRD, awaiting restoration..

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On the way back after dropping the trailer off. These are 'plague crosses' dating from around 1630 - erected as a plague warning ( I think it's all cleared up now).

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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Paul296 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:31 pm

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'Citroen BX, tow car of the year'. Not sure that's quite what they had in mind!? Looks nice - good luck with that Todd.

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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:32 pm

Love the merc van/camper! Barn looks like the kind of thing I need, sadly very few and far between in the UK! Bx looks ok too :D
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 30, 2012 2:45 pm

Is it just me or is that barn just a bit sexual....
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Paul296 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:47 pm

Roverman wrote:Is it just me or is that barn just a bit sexual....
It's just you. Mind you, I imagine you could have some high old times with that compressor and a paint gun - well, if you were that way inclined. :D

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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Caffiend » Wed May 30, 2012 2:51 pm

Paul296 wrote:
Roverman wrote:Is it just me or is that barn just a bit sexual....
It's just you. Mind you, you could have some high old times with that compressor and a paint gun - well, if you were that way inclined. :D
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed May 30, 2012 3:08 pm

Roverman wrote:Is it just me or is that barn just a bit sexual....
:lol: WTF have you been smoking?!!
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Mickey taker » Wed May 30, 2012 3:56 pm

No, I agree with Tim, that barn is very sexual , and made even worse by the rear window louvre hanging on the wall "PORN ALERT " :D
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:21 pm

It has good potential to be very sexual, all the props are there!

I do like the louvre, reckon one would look pretty awesome on my GT!
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by MULLEY » Wed May 30, 2012 5:36 pm

Because the cars are at an angle, it looks like they are giving you a cheeky wink as you walk in :lol: Perhaps that's the sexual bit :shock: :oops: :lol:
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by toddao » Wed May 30, 2012 5:59 pm

Well, that's great that the barn is 'sexy' 8) I never considered that before. You should see the other side - where there could be parking for another four BXs - which is full of building materials : it would be quite hard to get aroused by a load of old wheel barrows/ducting/insulation/wood etc.

Yes that is a rear louvre on the wall, another is now fitted to the Red Rat 16v, I think the Black Cat will get one too in due course though I only had one fitting kit.

I did some fairly desultory poking and pulling at the TRD wreck, whacked myself on the head with a scaffolding breaker bar trying to get one of the front wishbones off (ouch!) then gave up and sat in my new aquisition and played with the radio which is surprisingly good. I suppose I'm fully infested with the plague now!
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by docchevron » Thu May 31, 2012 1:40 am

toddao wrote: it would be quite hard to get aroused by a load of old wheel barrows/ducting/insulation/wood etc.
ooh stop, I'm nursing a semi now!
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Mickey taker » Thu May 31, 2012 8:23 am

what , you mean youv'e got wood as well Chris lol
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by toddao » Thu May 31, 2012 1:46 pm

Can provide some photos of said wheelbarrows and wood ( naked of course) if demand is high enough.. :D There's also quite a few of those Accro props for holding up buildings under construction.. phwoarrrrrrrr!


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Back to the Black Cat however.. the other 16v that was for sale on ebay last week went for €705. Lower mileage but also without TÜV and leaking fuel lines. Probably a case of it being in the middle of Germany and easier to access by the diverse BX fans. Whereas I seem to be the only one down here in the deep south.
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Re: 89 16v 'Black Cat'

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 31, 2012 2:07 pm

I think you did well there Todd. Looking at that white one, the rust around the windscreen would worry me more than some leaky pipes.