1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

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1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by grifterkid » Tue May 19, 2015 4:08 pm

I thought I'd draw your attention to this rarity I spotted on the superb Retro Rides forum...

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/ ... To=2080897

It really does need rescuing pretty quickly...!!!!!!!

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Re: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 19, 2015 6:23 pm

What I don't get is they pull it out of a garage, ask for twice weigh in price or threaten scrap it!!!

It needs saving and the fact it runs and lifts is great, although I wouldn't drive it anywhere until the belts are changed.

Is it grey?
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by JayW » Tue May 19, 2015 9:58 pm

TBH Tim, he could have asked a LOT more if he had the time and space to store it! £250 is bloody good and just because it was a barn-find doesn't mean he got it for free.

Most of all, I'm surprised you of all people are criticising someone with no attachment to the marque making an effort to try and save it, instead of just weighing it in! Don't want another potential GT out there eh?!

Someone with space will take it no doubt.
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Re: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by deltic » Tue May 19, 2015 10:27 pm

grifterkid wrote:I thought I'd draw your attention to this rarity I spotted on the superb Retro Rides forum...

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/ ... To=2080897

It really does need rescuing pretty quickly...!!!!!!!
Not a million miles away from me...
1991 BX GTi Auto, grey, 132,000 miles (2015 & 2017 Citroen Classic Challenge veteran)
2006 C4 VTR+ 2.0 Coupé, silver, 50,000 miles

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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
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Re: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 20, 2015 10:40 am

JayW wrote:TBH Tim, he could have asked a LOT more if he had the time and space to store it! £250 is bloody good and just because it was a barn-find doesn't mean he got it for free.

Most of all, I'm surprised you of all people are criticising someone with no attachment to the marque making an effort to try and save it, instead of just weighing it in! Don't want another potential GT out there eh?!

Someone with space will take it no doubt.

That's my point jay, he's made the effort to rescue it and good on him, surely a little time spent cleaning (a quick wash wouldn't take an hour) and taking some decent photos would make it sell and probably for more money! (I have no issue with him making a few quid for his efforts).

My point is just pilling it out, leaving it on a trailer for a few days then scrapping it is pointless as it would have been better off still in the barn.

I do hope it gets rescued, and FYI i am delighted another mk1 has resurfaced as there just isn't enough of them now, there wasn't 1 Mk1 at the X Rally this year which was a real shame.

My current car number is 8 and if it grows any more I will be in bother!!
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by milkyjoe069 » Fri May 22, 2015 10:12 pm

Hi guys, just joined up so thought I should introduce... I'm the guy who bought this bx gt. It is being delivered to me on 30th/31st of this month so until then I don't know the true state of the car. I bought purely because I couldn't see it get scrapped or broken for parts, and now my mission is to get it sorted and legally on the road, albeit on a very limited budget. So will be posting up every now and then asking for help or parts! Wish me luck guys :-)

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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
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Re: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Fri May 22, 2015 10:59 pm

Hats off to you for that mate, welcome aboard. :mrgreen:

First things first, if it's not rotten and can be restored change the cam belt, tensioner and waterpump immediately!!!! as they are way past their expiry date and if it snaps it could make the project unviable.

Also the tyres will be shot but 165/70 14 aren't expensive.

I have a GT myself and they are a great drive, torquey, smooth and very comfortable.

For insurance I recommend Footman james.
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by milkyjoe069 » Sat May 23, 2015 1:13 am

Thanks very much for the heads up :-)
Do you have any pics of your GT Tim? And also, do you have any idea of where I can find more info on the GT, or is it fairly hard to find UK info on it? I can only seem to find French or Australia info, wanted to find UK spec info so when I come to restore it I know what is what

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 23, 2015 4:53 pm

Have a look back through my blog mate, there's plenty of BX mk1 brochures around, the GT came in two forms, the early ones had a tweed interior, gt badges on the wings and a on board computer at launch in 1984, a year later they changed it to a all black CX turbo style interior, no computer and the wing badges were dropped in favour of side tapes.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1700574551
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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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 23, 2015 10:00 pm

Out of interest joe where are you?

If your localish would happily give it the once over.
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by milkyjoe069 » Sun May 24, 2015 2:08 am

I'm down in Kent, herne bay to be precise, most probably miles away from you, as always tends to be the way

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Sun May 24, 2015 8:59 am

Lol yes! There's are some members that way on.
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Hancockshire » Tue May 26, 2015 2:53 pm

Shame I'm not allowed another car, I'd snap that up in an instant. You can't even get a running Fiesta for £250 so that's a real bargain
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Re: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by milkyjoe069 » Wed May 27, 2015 7:40 pm

I did snap this up :D

Will be getting delivered to me on saturday or sunday, cannot wait!

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S ERC742T
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: 1985 BX 19 GT... Spotted on another forum...

Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 27, 2015 8:58 pm

Brought mine out of storage tonight ready for the northern,the Mk1 GT is in my opinion the best BX to drive....period, light responsive and really comfy.
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