In the Wild West

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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In the Wild West

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We in NITS (Northern Ireland Tin Snails, the local 2CV club) had our last run of the year at the end of September to a National Trust property in Co. Fermanagh. Afterwards, two of us went to see a collection of BXs we'd heard about but never seen. They are kept just about as far west as it's possible to get while staying within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland! Their owner runs a lovely 16TXi Auto which is shown in the first shot along with my own BX. To get to that viewpoint we had to use some narrow, undulating roads over the mountains which were a good test of the BX's suspension but they performed beautifully.

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There are, in total, nine BXs in the field in various states of repair, though that should probably be 'disrepair', and one vehicle that predates the BX and is a bit of a rarity. So here's the collection .......

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These last two cars were seen by me in a different location in 2008 and apparently were driven to their current resting place. The estate is a Mk1 19RD and the saloon, an Irish registered Mk1 19RD in its most basic form; note the lack of passenger door mirror.

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Most of the cars have been owned and driven by their current owner but time and the elements have taken their toll :(
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Post by citroen7 »

you kept that lot quiet i would definately fire up thunderbird 2 for that mk1 estate is it available?

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Mk1 GT in Red (yes please)

17RD MK1 only made for a few months

and the holy grail, a Mk1 Diesel estate,

Do you need a passport for Ireland :lol:
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Oh Wow. I think a car transporter lorry is in order?
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Bagsie the red GT please, or I am even happy to have an estate for once! :lol:
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Post by richardd1652 »

Which one is the Gt?
He hasnt said what models there are unless ive missed a bit?
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richardd1652 wrote:Which one is the Gt?
He hasnt said what models there are unless ive missed a bit?
Richard.
You havent, ive known about these cars for a short while and seen more pics, theres a B reg 19GT in red there too somewhere!
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Post by messerschmitt owner »

is that a GS van?
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It is but its VERY VERY Rotten sadly.
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Post by richardd1652 »

I feel a massive "save operation" in my water.
Are they for sale?Are they accessible?
Who,s up for it? Have you got more pics?
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Exciting stuff! Temper your enthusiasm by referring to my experience though!

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Are they for sale?Are they accessible?
Who,s up for it? Have you got more pics?
1. Don't know but will speak to the owner
2. Sort of
3. Looks like you might be Richard :)
4. Yes. Will try to post a few more soon
Temper your enthusiasm by referring to my experience though!
Wise words from Mr. Chidlow which, having seen the cars i would agree with!
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Post by toddao »

That's quite a picnic going on there! =P~

Someone's got to save the estate. I would be most interested if it wasn't on the other side of Europa and was a L/H drive. I need a complete grey interior for mine. Manual windows and no power steering to give headaches.

Fire up Thunderbird 2 lads! :D
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Count me in in whatever capacity, I would be interested in saving one of the Mk1s if they are saveable!
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Post by Stinkwheel »

GS van is almost extinct virtually everywhere, thats one rare motor and im afraid im more excited about that than the BX's
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