My red Gti 8v

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My red Gti 8v

Post by mittens » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:51 pm

I thought I would start a post for my Bx. I picked this up on Sunday, bought from Ebay unseen.

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I only spotted in on Ebay when it had 2 days left to go and didn't have time to view the car. Decided to just take a risk and bid on it ~ale~

Drove it back from Gosport to Kent and it ran faultlessly. Fingers crossed I think it was a good deal. Everthing works and it drives really nice.

Showing 72k on the clocks and have every M.O.T to back up the mileage.

Took it down to Medway Citroen on Monday to have a new water hose fitted. The hose had been repaired and was fine, but for peace of mind I had it changed. Really pleased with the service I got from them and very reasonbly priced. Will certainly use them in future.

I was feeling brave, so asked if they could raise the BX on the ramps and have a good look underneath. Thankfully it was good news. The car is great underneath and never been welded 8)

Next Saturday it's getting waxoiled and mopped. Then future plans are to lose the towbar, track down some Gti alloy wheels and just keep on top of the maintenance.

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:14 pm

Awesome ! Those are genuine GTi wheel trims and incredibly rare! So hang on to them. That's as it would have left the factory....except for the chrome bumper inserts.

Looks like a Citroen uk car by the rear number plate?
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by Paul296 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:32 pm

That looks like a great buy - well done! As Tim says those are the original GTi trims and very rare - I'd be tempted to fit a set of speedlines just to keep those trims mint. :) Enjoy it - lovely car. 8) =D>

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:19 pm

Nice looking Gti.

Mark

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by deltic » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:29 pm

Nice car! Good to hear of another GTi in Kent, Medway Citroen will be please to see another one apart from my GTi.
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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by G820_ALB » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:16 pm

Very nice, Made mine look very over priced lol

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by rutter123 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Looks just like mine. Dont think they were fitted with alloys, steels and very rare trims there.
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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by HZman » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:27 pm

Glad to see it is still up to your expectations. I was reluctant to let it go but having just trundled about in Brittany for 2 weeks the BX turbo/diesel estate was the more practical to keep for my purposes and I don't have the same guilty feeling about filling it with building materials or getting it covered in mud. Rather better on fuel too!! It is also well faded paintwise and half the lacquer missing so fits in fine with the other locals!
Now, however, I am a little embarrassed about it's looks - I had a lot of nice comments about the GTI in various places over the years (including France) so may embark on a restoration project with the estate as it is a fairly sound vehicle apart from the electrics which have various by-pass wires to keep it running - does it matter- they work!

Peter (HZ man - thee was a query before - I've had an HZ van for 17 years)

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by rutter123 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:02 am

My tzd turbo is much the same in looks, 50 different shades of ven red paint, lacquer peel all over the bonnet, faded roof rails, 3 alloys and 1 steel, different colour front seats, various wiring adaptions, non standard front fogs, but underneath the layer of grime is a pretty dam good, now solid bx which is now just turned 272,000, and covering approx 500miles a week with regular runs from Lincs to Heathrow usuually fully loaded, will be doin a major 5 yr overhaul shortly which will include a bit of plumbing and rear arm rebuilds and engine mounts apart from that its all good and still returning low 50's mpg
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by Hurricane » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:13 pm

Are you selling this already mittens? It's just come up on car and classic...

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C566537
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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by honey00 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:41 am

very nice! thanks for sharing.

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Re: My red Gti 8v

Post by honey00 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:16 pm

pretty pretty lady!