Talking B____X

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Post by docchevron » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:49 am

You dont have to be THAT careful, just sensible really.
Our little (well, expanding) group have taken deckers all over the country without sat nav's and forward planning.
Infact, if you're a bloody good driver you'd be amazed where you actually can get a bus!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:01 pm

I need this.

And I might get it.

Depends upon money of course. And timing. But negotiations have commenced!

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And it's my birthday today. :D
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Post by MULLEY » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:58 pm

Happy Birthday Phil, nice car that, not convinced by the colour though, but i guess its a retro look :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
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Post by jonathan_dyane » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:13 pm

Oh my God, that is gorgeous! A twin to the one that was destroyed! Buy it at once....

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Post by RxBX » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:52 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:And it's my birthday today. :D
Happy Birthday Philip and a very nice present if you get the car !

Good colour if your struggling to remember where you've parked your car when shopping at at the local supermarket :D

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:52 pm

I concur Phil, I was up visiting my mate Jon last week who let me have a go in his 1982 GSA pallas, needless to say I would very much like to own one myself now. 8)
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:40 am

Well I've seen more pics and got more info. It is pretty much 'as new' and the trouble is, I think it'll be out of my price-range - by about £2.5k!

But where there's a will... (never say never etc...)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:42 am

£2.5k for a GS! eeek
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 Philip Chidlow » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:48 am

That's over what I could scrape together!
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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 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:53 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:That's over what I could scrape together!
:shock: :shock: I fancied a late model GS pallas, guess I wont be buying one of those then!
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 Philip Chidlow » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:33 am

What if the BX had been given the GSX treatment? Black 'Sports' interior. Lightweight, with a small, perky engine. Avant-garde colour. Cheeky advertising...

The St. Tropez? The Sport? The GT?

Not quite the same.

So, given it might cost £3800+ to get a neat GSX why not buy a black (easier to re-colour) 14TGE/16Meteor/GTi, pay to have it fixed up, resprayed in orange, ruby red, yellow whatever, and have some fun! And although (VITALLY) it's not original or indeed authentic it's still a laff. And an homage to what might've been...

Car £325. Work £425. Paint £1100. Stuff £100. Total: £1950. Still 'pricey' but for a unique 'statement' BX with a bit of a 'attitude', it'd be a more useable day-to-day ride than a precious (sacrosanct) 35-year old GSX...

Just a thought!
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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 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:30 am

Gorgeous car Phil, similar to my Sd1, its so good now I dont use it unless its car shows or trps out somewhere nice and of course it doesnt go out in the rain.
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 Philip Chidlow » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:51 am

Too gorgeous.
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If I could indulge myself to that extent (a bit like taking a good chunk of annual salary, and leaving it in a bag in a lock up), I would've kept my Ph. 2 16v. Which incidentally was over 50% cheaper even after all the work I did.

No, it's really for someone with much deeper pockets and a suitable garage to keep it in. As well as someone with the time to enjoy it.

It doesn't help that I've just forked out £3.5k on a new Mac etc.

Head ruling heart, this time. (Unless something like a windfall crops up!)

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by mountainmanUK » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:48 am

check out all those little rural barns, while you're in France, Phil! :wink:
You might just unearth a gem!!!

They should also bring in a "scrappage" scheme for computers too......give everyone a grand towards a new Mac, when ditching a Micro$oft PC! :lol:

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Post by DavidRutherford » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:28 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:It doesn't help that I've just forked out £3.5k on a new Mac etc.
:shock:

Do pardon what now when howforth?

I didn't think it was possible to spend that much on a computer these days!
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