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Where is this BX van?

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I wonder if this still exists somewhere? If I had a BX van I would be tempted to re-produce. I remember NewMan clothing products from time spent in Paris in the 80s ( perhaps where as a youngster I got subliminally introduced to the BX?)

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Well you could make a replica?
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Have to find a van first which is nigh on impossible! I've got the feeling that this one in the pic is rusting in peace somewhere.
I was very impressed that the guys from our French counterpart club BXWorld managed to track down the one and only BX'K' Coupe even if it isn't looking its best!

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Oooh! :D

As I cant speak french, whats happening with it?
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It doesn't say where it is or what's up with it apart from Heuliez had a bit of a 'sell off' in 2000. I'll have to ask Remy - who provided the original press pic there that he got direct from Heuliez - what's going on with this one. Bit of a shame that it's mouldering away.
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Interestingly the front wings on the mouldy one appear to be from a Sport as opposed to those shown in the visualisation.
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It has a definite XMiness about it! Nice.

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toddao wrote:It doesn't say where it is or what's up with it apart from Heuliez had a bit of a 'sell off' in 2000. I'll have to ask Remy - who provided the original press pic there that he got direct from Heuliez - what's going on with this one. Bit of a shame that it's mouldering away.
Quite right, that needs saving and bringing to the ICCR! :wink:
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Much better...
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You just want to flog some wheels! :lol:
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The bloke in the picture - Alex - is the 'president' of BXWorld and he has probably the last surviving BX Buffalo - the Heuliez luxury break. I don't think they sold many!

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I found out about this BX'K' Coupe - it is rusting in a garden near Strasbourg apparently - two hours from here.
Unfortunately it can never be driven on the road as it has no papers - it was only a prototype. On one side it is the coupe design with one door and the other side has two doors! It was part of a sale of 8 vehicles in 2000.
I'm trying to find out whether it's for sale, surely it could be melded with another road legal BX to create a roadworthy one.

I also found out that it is possible to visit Conservatoire Heuliez but it has to be arranged in advance. I don't have the time at the moment but this is something to consider.
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Thats lovely!
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toddao wrote:I also found out that it is possible to visit Conservatoire Heuliez but it has to be arranged in advance. I don't have the time at the moment but this is something to consider.
This is something that should be arranged if possible - the CCC could get involved (as per Citroën Conservatoire visits) if it adds weight to the request. Is the conservatoire in Cerizay?
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Yes, I assume it's in Cerizay, apparently they were going to sell everything at some point! My conversation with my 'source' was cut short this morning by a duff phone and screaming kids. I'll get some more info later hopefully.


If you look at the pic closely, you can see that it's got a normal rear door on the other side!

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