Nice Early GTi 8V

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Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:46 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1987-CITROEN- ... Sw241YcToG

Looks well, price is doing great after less than a day.
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by deltic » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Just a hunch, but why do I feel slightly suspicious about it? No photos of inside the boot or under the bonnet, or even the car from the front. Including the current owner it has actually had three owners. That said it would be nice if it is genuinely as good as it appears - anyone seen it?
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Jaba » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:34 pm

As,like Deltic, one of the owners of the 12 left I will watch this with interest. It looks pretty good to me, loads of mechanical work done.
I am not keen on the Mk1 GTi's flow meter injection system though.
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Kitch » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:49 am

I'd be suspicious of the fact the fusebox is open....

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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by deltic » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:10 pm

Jaba wrote:As,like Deltic, one of the owners of the 12 left I will watch this with interest. It looks pretty good to me, loads of mechanical work done.
I am not keen on the Mk1 GTi's flow meter injection system though.
Not sure where the advertiser's figure of 12 has come from as thankfully there are a few more GTis left than that. As of Q3 2016 How Many Left, https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/family/citroen_bx, lists the following GTis by their model designation:

BX 19 GTi (1986-1992) 15 registered 41 SORN 56 Total [compared to 8589 in 1994 0.65% survive]

BX 19GTi auto (1988-1989) 0 registered 5 SORN 5 Total [compared to 525 in 1994 0.95% survive]

BX GTi Hurricane (1992-1993) 2 registered 1 SORN 3 Total [compared to 183 in 1994 1.63% survive]

BX19 GTi (1990-1993) 9 registered 14 SORN 23 Total [compared to 2080 in 1994 1.1% survive]

BX19 GTi Auto (1990-1991) 8 registered 3 SORN 11 Total [compared to 452 in 1994 2.43% survive]

BX GTi 4x4 (1990-1992) 5 registered 19 SORN 24 Total [compared to 455 in 1994 5.27% survive]

TOTAL BX GTi (1986-1993) 39 registered 83 SORN 122 Total [compared to 12284 in 1994 0.99% survive]

TOTAL ALL BXs 450 registered 1088 SORN 1538 Total [compared to 162692 in 1994 0.94% survive]

Last statistic petrol and diesel cars are split roughly 40:60 which is no surprise.

Now of course I appreciate that these figures are not 100% accurate and a goodly number of SORNed cars will ultimately only be fit only for scrap as will be many that are currently licenced. That said BX numbers didn't appear to drop at all in 2016, but no reason to be complacent! Interesting to note the greater proportion of later automatics both surviving and licenced including my car which could be a bad thing if we are using them too much!
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Kitch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:57 am

deltic wrote:
Jaba wrote:As,like Deltic, one of the owners of the 12 left I will watch this with interest. It looks pretty good to me, loads of mechanical work done.
I am not keen on the Mk1 GTi's flow meter injection system though.
Not sure where the advertiser's figure of 12 has come from as thankfully there are a few more GTis left than that. As of Q3 2016 How Many Left, https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/family/citroen_bx, lists the following GTis by their model designation:

BX 19 GTi (1986-1992) 15 registered 41 SORN 56 Total [compared to 8589 in 1994 0.65% survive]

BX 19GTi auto (1988-1989) 0 registered 5 SORN 5 Total [compared to 525 in 1994 0.95% survive]

BX GTi Hurricane (1992-1993) 2 registered 1 SORN 3 Total [compared to 183 in 1994 1.63% survive]

BX19 GTi (1990-1993) 9 registered 14 SORN 23 Total [compared to 2080 in 1994 1.1% survive]

BX19 GTi Auto (1990-1991) 8 registered 3 SORN 11 Total [compared to 452 in 1994 2.43% survive]

BX GTi 4x4 (1990-1992) 5 registered 19 SORN 24 Total [compared to 455 in 1994 5.27% survive]

TOTAL BX GTi (1986-1993) 39 registered 83 SORN 122 Total [compared to 12284 in 1994 0.99% survive]

TOTAL ALL BXs 450 registered 1088 SORN 1538 Total [compared to 162692 in 1994 0.94% survive]

Last statistic petrol and diesel cars are split roughly 40:60 which is no surprise.

Now of course I appreciate that these figures are not 100% accurate and a goodly number of SORNed cars will ultimately only be fit only for scrap as will be many that are currently licenced. That said BX numbers didn't appear to drop at all in 2016, but no reason to be complacent! Interesting to note the greater proportion of later automatics both surviving and licenced including my car which could be a bad thing if we are using them too much!
People like to jump on the 'rare' bit to sell a car, but as you've pointed out, there can be a difference in figures depending on whether DVLA put a space between 'BX' and '19' or not.

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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by deltic » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Of course one could argue that all BXs are 'rare' now.
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Kitch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:56 pm

deltic wrote:Of course one could argue that all BXs are 'rare' now.
One could, and then all Gordon Keeble owners could chuckle and say "That's cute!" :lol:

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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by deltic » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:02 pm

There are rarer by total numbers, but the proportion of surviving cars is somewhat greater at 90%! See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon-Keeble
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Kitch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:06 pm

deltic wrote:There are rarer by total numbers, but the proportion of surviving cars is somewhat greater at 90%! See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon-Keeble
Maybe, but that just shows they were rare to start with too.

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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:18 pm

More pics on the listing now (in a link). Looks very tidy.
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by deltic » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:12 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:More pics on the listing now (in a link). Looks very tidy.
Must have read my comments... Bids still going up.
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Re: Nice Early GTi 8V

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:40 am

I hope it fetches good money, hopefully then it will end up in the hands of a bx lover not someone after a quirky retro daily
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR