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Post by Mike P » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:24 pm

I've never seen this till recently:

http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.c ... ead=111542

A few Citroen and Bx photos in the bottom half of the page and the Volvo Tundra has a Mk1 Bx look about it.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:59 pm

The Tundra was a design by Gandini/Bertone that lead directly to the BX. Well spotted.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:06 pm

Another Bertone design with a decent hint of BX to it - the 1970s Reliant FW11 prototype...
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http://www.sporting-reliants.com/Prototypes2.htm

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Post by Mothman » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:10 pm

Bugger me,

if that aint a BX what is it??

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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:03 am

Grenman wrote:Bugger me,

if that aint a BX what is it??

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erm a Reliant :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:18 am

• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by Mark Dunmore » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:20 pm

Squint a bit and you'll see more than a hint of BX in a Skoda Favorit...

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(admittedly, this shows a front end treatment I've not seen in the UK, but is even closer to a BX than what we got)
'92 BX GTi Hurricane - gone to a good home
'90 BX 19TGD estate - goes, but not going anywhere!
'90 BX 19TGD hatch in even more bits...
'71 Dyane project
'74 2CV6 project
'82 2CV6 Club - gone to a good home
the remains of an '88 2CV6 Dolly - watch this space!
...and a '95 VW Passat auto estate!!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:24 pm

That would explain why I quite fancy one LOL
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:28 pm

Not sure about the Favorit link, though the estate is very similar to the BX in its 'conversion' style.
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I really like the Favorit. I do seem rather drawn to angular cars! I want a Dyane as well, which is a 2CV with some more straight lines added...

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Post by B-Hive » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:56 am

Sorry but IMHO, these Skodas are vomitisley ugly...
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Post by Mark Dunmore » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:27 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Not sure about the Favorit link
Both are Bertone designs, and if you look at the arrangement of lenses in the rear lamp clusters of a Favorit and a (pre-smoked) BX saloon... :wink:
'92 BX GTi Hurricane - gone to a good home
'90 BX 19TGD estate - goes, but not going anywhere!
'90 BX 19TGD hatch in even more bits...
'71 Dyane project
'74 2CV6 project
'82 2CV6 Club - gone to a good home
the remains of an '88 2CV6 Dolly - watch this space!
...and a '95 VW Passat auto estate!!

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Post by JayW » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:51 pm

Many years ago i had a Favorit GLXIXILGXIIIILX estate in "hairy vomit green", it was without a doubt a genuinely brillint car (for what it was)!

2 memories of it always spring to mind...

1: it had the worlds most useless diff and would spin the inside wheel everytime you accelerated through a left hander, and

2: I sold a peugeot 605 on ebay and had to deliver it from Basingstoke to Luton, so popped off to the scrappies for a towbar for the skoda, nearest thing i could find was off a Mk2 Astra so bodged it on, added the trailer laden with the 605 and off i went on my merry way... surprisingly the story ends there, did the journey just fine, all with it's 1300cc power plant!

Good car, fond memories, nuff said! :wink:
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