Wanted: BX without a sunroof.

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Wanted: BX without a sunroof.

Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:09 pm

As much as I like the BX, I don't fit in one that has a factory-fit sunroof... which is most of them.

Consequently, I'm on the lookout for one that does not have a sunroof fitted. I know all estates don't have a sunroof, but I'd prefer a saloon. Needs to be diesel, and ideally a higher-spec car.

Anyone got one? I'd be interested in a swap (with cash either way as necessary) for the DTR turbo I'm currently bombing about in. Great car, just not enough headroom.

What I'd love is one with no sunroof, but with A/C fitted... yes yes, I know.. Pigs might fly. Got to be worth an ask though.
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Post by jeremy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:42 pm

I think you'll have to import one - I'm sure I've seen pictures of French 16 valves without one but don't think I've ever seen a British one.

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Post by docchevron » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:51 pm

I've seen a few british BX's without sunroof's, but they have all been poverty spec models, I think really you'd need to get a Leader or the such and use the shell to build the car you want really mate..
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:34 pm

Looks like its going to have to be an estate then :(

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:24 am

I had a feeling that would probably be the answer.

Anyone got a (turbo?) diesel estate they'd like to swap for a 1989 DTR turbo saloon?
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:20 am

Dont have any estates in stock at the mo mate, but if one turns up in good nick I'll let you know.

Although I still reckon getting a non sunroof car, stripping it out and building the car you want around it would be fun...

Going off topic a bit here but, maybe you could modify the drivers seat so it sat lower in the car and hence, so would you?? I'm guessing the sunroof knocks about 2-3" off the headroom?? So you wouldn't need to lower the seat much....
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:36 am

плентъ роунд хере :lol:

Plenty round here. :lol:

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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:39 am

If you could just pop one back to the UK for me Ken.... Most appreciated. :D
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Post by M » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:53 am

Another advantage to non sunshine roof ones is the lack of rust you get on these bodyshells....

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This rust free diesel body at 18 years old is a case in point.

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:01 am

Not sure how much they cost here, fuel is cheap but just had a nasty surprise at the supermarket, Engine oil is 47 leva, 2.8 = 1 GBP.

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Post by simonbx17 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:02 am

hey marty, glad to see the old girl being enjoyed looking good hope she brings you many happy miles. :D

jon, thanks for saving and letting fellow member look after her :D
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Post by norsened » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:06 pm

I have a BX14 without a sunroof for sale. It's not a diesel but it's super nippy and not far off diesel economy.
I'm 6'3'' and fit it perfectly even with its uprated TZD seats.
Cheaper to insure than a diesel as well.
Just a thought.

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:56 pm

If its that lovely blue one, that sounds ideal.

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Post by norsened » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:35 pm

It is the blue car. Details under 'Olympic blue BX14TGE for sale !PRICE CUT!'

It is a great car and the fuel economy is much better than you'd think, but then it's a very light car, lighter than a 205 apparently, so not much weight to lug around.
It's in SW London so getting to Dorset would be nice and easy.

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Post by tim leech » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:59 pm

My 16TGS has no power steering and is surprisingly easy to drive so I would imagine that to e much the same.