Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 pm

Saw this on eBay, as I quite like looking every now and then - just in case sxomething awesome pops up!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-CITROEN- ... Sw4YdYybzw

The price, colour, lack of bonnet/window and the damage are a big turn off - but a S1 prestige (so LWB) 2.5 turbo petrol is a very attractive thing! It does look like its been stored outside and I know CX's rust for a past time, so perhaps a big spend would be necessary to get it A1, but when there it'd be awesome.

When I showed it to my husband, he said "buy it" which really shocked me, as he's usually the very sensible and practical kind (so not the kind to own a CX) especially wth money and he doesn't really appreciate cars. But I said no, too much work. And where would I put it? Shame, it'd make a lovely companion to the GT :D
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Re: Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:34 pm

That looks like a world of pain and expense Tom!

Afaik it's not turbo charged?
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:29 pm

My thoughts precisely Tim, still want it though!

One of the pictures show a 'limousine turbo 2' badge on the back which is interesting as I thought UK LWBs were prestige and the french etc Limousine.
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
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Re: Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:35 pm

Quite, cx 's are lovely, my mate has just resurrected a 1975 mk1 2000 in gold and it's a thing of beauty.

Where on earth has the bonnet gone!
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
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Re: Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:02 am

Very nice, at some point in life I will have be the owner of a GTI turbo (the best looking CX IMO) or one of the LWB top specs like this one. I do have CX hankerings but fortunately at the moment nowhere to put one so im safe for now lol.

Who knows! Interestingly the ad says its running and driving nicely now, leading me to believe that it wasn't in the recent past. Wonder how long its been stood? I know first hand the issues that can give cars! The GT is almost there, now its with Rich - when he's finished with it it'll be significantly closer to being 'there'.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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: Not a BX, but a very tasty CX

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Speedo cable is on its way!
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