BX MK1

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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BX MK1

Post by mnde »

I may be going to view a very interesting BX19 MK1 soon, that my friend spotted! He *thinks* it's a diesel. It is LHD and imported (C reg). Will keep you posted!

Mark.

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Kewl!

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Post by mnde »

Well people, a spotted BX has now become a bought BX!!

I am now the proud part-owner of a maroon 1986 BX19TRD, bought near Swindon. Not just any TRD, a LHD model, imported from Italy in 1994, (given a C registration) - originally purchased in Rome!!! Complete with original Italian document pouch, Italian owner's manual, Roma dealer sticker on the tailgate, Citroen Italy warning-triangle in the boot and an Italian concertina style cardboard sunblind for placing across one's windscreen on hot summer days. Story is that the original Italian owner passed it on to his son who lived in Camden, and he finally lost interest in the car or something and it was passed on to the Cit specialist in Swindon who had regularly serviced the car while the family were over from Italy. Indeed it was apparently abandoned for a while in Camden on a parking permit, and finally had to be moved when the permit was due to expire!

160,000 KMS on the clock, engine smokes a bit on initial start-up from cold, but otherwise is absolutely sweet as a nut and breathtakingly quiet. I am *well* converted to the worthy merits of the BX diesel. And more importantly, it is no slouch! It flies!

Bodywork has a myriad of scratches and dents (very Italian), and needed a *DAMN* good clean and T-cut. After cleaning it all afternoon, we are still not finished getting this car looking nice. It has those lovely early TRS alloy wheels, and 4 good Michis. Oh and at some point it has been given a metallic blue series II bonnet... We don't know why.

At some point it has lived in Switzerland, because it has Swiss "MOT" stickers in the windscreen for the years 90-94.

All electrics work (except several dash bulbs), interior is nearly mint, and there is no visible rust anywhere. Haven't looked underneath yet. No power steering or sunroof... Front spheres are absolutely solid, but the rears... I was able to bottom the car out when I pushed down on the back! It needs little things here and there like all the exterior door handle mechanisms are seized and both mirror adjusters are broken. Rear arms seem good, accumulator might be starting to go.

There's something going on with the hyd pump/pressure reg. When I put the car in high, there's a fair amount of squeaking and you can feel the pressure reg clicking "roughly" through the accelerator pedal. Any ideas?

No pictures yet I'm afraid, as after spending most of the afternoon cleaning and T-Cutting the car, we were starving and had to go get some lunch. But soon, I promise :)

Mark.
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This car sounds fascinating. I look forward to seeing some photo's

and I have to say... I've always fancied having a LHD car.
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As of friday I've got a LHD 1972 Dyane, its lovely :-)
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Post by Ian_Fearn »

Cant wait to see some pics Mark 8)
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Well done mark I do love the MK1s.

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Post by stuart_hedges »

Can I borrow it next time I go to France for the day?