BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

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BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by SLH » Thu May 08, 2014 10:51 am

Hi All,

I have been a regular reader of the Forum, if not a poster / blogger, for the past 6 years or so.
I acquired my BX19 RD in January 2008 and it has been my daily drive since then, although not clocking up that many miles. I did have intentions of trying to get it back to A1 condition, but lack of resources have meant that this never happened. It has been well maintained mechanically.
I have come to a point where I have to make a decision regarding it's future and I have decided that I would rather see it go to a good home and possibly restored to it's former glory, rather than me continuing to run it until it reaches a point of no return.

A brief history:

Originally a Bristol car it had 2 owner in Bristol over an 18 year period, before being brought over "The Bridge" to South Wales in 2007. The 3rd owner just used it as a run around for 6 months or so until I purchased it with 48,000 miles on the clock. It has mainly been used around Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys, with the occasional run to West Wales or across to Poole. So a mixture of town, A Road and Motorway.

It was maintained by Bijou Motors of Cwmcarn until they closed shop at the end of last year:
2008 - New Clutch / Cambelt and Waterpump / Hydraulics Overhaul
2009 - New CV Joints
2010 - Hydraulic Return Pipes replaced
2011 - 4 New Tyres (58,000 Miles)
2012 - Front Discs and Pads Replaced
2014 - New Radiator

This is just a summary of the key points, it had generally been serviced each July prior to MOT, and has not usually required any attention in between.

It runs well / and behaves as it should / Electric Windows and Sunroof work.
Body work is generally good, only the rear left door has a slight dent. Paint is a little lacklustre, particularly the roof and right front wing. Signs of rust starting in the usual places when you open the back doors. It has Road Tax and MOT until the end of July.

I just wanted to gauge if there was any interest from anyone on the Forum. I'm not after any silly money, would rather it goes to a good home.

When the weather improves I will give it a thorough clean, and post some photos up along with some more detail. PM me if you think you might be interested. I live in North Cardiff.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by SLH » Thu May 08, 2014 1:43 pm

Link to some photos from a couple of years ago. It hasn't changed too much since then, but it is not quite as clean at present!

http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/steve ... /BX19%20RD

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Re: BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu May 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Most of us already have one or more BXs. With the miles and desirable diesel, your best option is probably Carandclassic to get a sale.

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Re: BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by SLH » Wed May 21, 2014 10:26 pm

Well I waved goodbye to my BX today, it has returned to Bristol after living in Wales for almost 7 years. I am pleased to say that it has gone to a good home and the new owner is a Forum member, MC_sam, who will no doubt lavish it with the attention that it deserves.

Whilst I am sad to see my first Citroen go, and the Renault Laguna that replaces it will not be anywhere near as much fun, I am sure that I will be back behind the wheel of a "hydropneumatic" Citroen at some point in the future. I have had a great time with the BX over the past 6 years or so and it has served me and my family well. I will continue to read the forum, you guys are doing a great job of keeping these cars on the road.

Long live the BX :)

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Re: BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by Defender110 » Thu May 22, 2014 8:47 pm

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Re: BX 19RD 1989 (G Reg) - For Sale - 70,000 Miles

Post by rutter123 » Thu May 22, 2014 11:08 pm

Personally i would have got shot of the Laguna and spent a bit on the bx, the 19 rd is one of the most basic, economical and robust engines of its time and @ 70k barely run in, i suspect the pending rust issues may have sealed its fate? As it nearly did for my tzd turbo years ago , buts its still going strong 7 years on and just turned 267k. At least its gone to a good home.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
52 Toyota Rav4 180k Bulletproof Jap reliability