1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

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1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by ChrisC » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi there

I am selling "Snowy" my 1989 BX 1.6RE (petrol). This has been owned from new by my family (2 owners my father and I).

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The car is not pristine and there are some good and bad points to be made.

Until 2010 this car was in regular use, bu was then usurped by a Xantia. It was until then always professionally maintained - I have receipts for work going back to 2000 and the original purchase receipt! It has done 125,000 miles, but at 106,000 it had a replacement engine from Dutch company Vege. (This was due to me driving it from Rotherham to London without any water in the radiator).

Since then it has not been MOT'd or taxed.

In 2010 the carburettor was refurbished (all the bearings etc replaced) and refitted as I had trouble sourcing a new one.
Also around then it had a replacement lockset (full - doors, glove box) as the previous ignition lock was worn out.

The front door hinges have been rewelded, thus curing that problem, but there is rust around the nearside rear door, which will need attention. There is also a crack in the rear bumper.

The original seats were replaced with ones from a GTI as they were collapsing (mainly the driver one).

It comes with a new front bumper - painted to match - which has never been fitted, a couple of spare rear lights, fog lights and a carburettor which didn't fit, but could do if the manifold was changed.

It starts up OK (with the help of jump leads when cold), goes up and down and I took it for a little ride up and down the road a month ago and it seemed fine.

I think that this car would make a good project for a BX enthusiast with a modicum of equipment - probably the discs need skimming and stuff like that, and a good look over. It seems to lose water a bit - though slowly.

I am not really sure what to ask - perhaps people might make suggestions or offers. I am hoping to sell it quite quickly due to impending holiday.

Please feel free to ask questions and so on, I'll go through the receipts in more detail if asked for more info over when things were last replaced.

I am at home most days at the moment for viewing if requested.

I may put this up on ebay as well - depending on interest here.

thanks

Chris
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Re: 1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by rutter123 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:24 pm

Unfortunately only worth the scrap value without a current mot, and not the most popular model being a 16 petrol, would it not be worth your while to put a ticket on it and prob triple its worth? Sadly bx's without a current mot regardless of model have no real value, maybe breaking it would render a few more pounds, 16's seem to be the hardest to shift, and of late has seen quite a few on sale. No space here for any more but good luck with the sale.
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Re: 1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:41 pm

Rutter is right sadly, unless its a 16v or Turbo D any BX without a MOT is worth what you would fetch in scrap value. Breaking it wouldnt make much cash as theres not many 1.6 petrol models on here and the RE had a different head and carb set up to the other models so wouldnt fit them.

Quite a rare model though, where are you located, and I do think trying to get her MOT'ed would be worth while.

BX's are in the limbo land where they are a banger classic which can still be bought for next to nothing where really special examples may get towards £1500-2000.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZD
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1990 BX 16TGS "Athena"
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: 1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by ChrisC » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:46 pm

Thanks for your replies,

I will look into an MOT - what could I ask for if it had one? - I would need to balance the cost vs reward equation.

I am in Orpinton, SE London\Kent


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1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1990 CITROEN BX 16TGS ATHENA H642GJU
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: 1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Probably about £500 with .
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZD
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1990 BX 16TGS "Athena"
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: 1989 Citroen BX 1.6RE (white) for sale.

Post by ChrisC » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:53 pm

Hi there

thanks again for the information, I will leave it till I get back from holiday and look into MOT then (probably May), as it will all be to much of a rush.

Chris