Waitrose bx fleet Aug '88

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MULLEY
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:52 pm

Has anybody ever seen a MK2 diesel in Olympic Blue? Its my favourite colour evah :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:27 pm

MULLEY wrote:Has anybody ever seen a MK2 diesel in Olympic Blue? Its my favourite colour evah :D
Only Stewarts old estate, othewise they have all been petrols. The did do them so its strange I have never seen a 19TZD non turbo in it.

I dont think they offered a TZD Turbo Hatch in Olympic Blue which is a shame.


If the 16 packs in in WTF it will be getting a 1.9TD, thats for sure.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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BMW X1
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:40 pm

Something wrong with your memory?
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It now has the valve covers fitted.
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:49 pm

:lol: Totally forgot, nice looking car mate :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by Paul296 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:56 pm

That is bloody lovely! 8) Is that your car 'defender'?

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Post by Defender110 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:01 am

Yes, I have this and the TZD but this is my favourite by far.

Matthew and Tim have both seen it, in fact it rescued Matthew off the motorway once :roll: :lol: (when in convoy with Tim) :roll:
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Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by simonbx17 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:22 am

very nice, my old olympic blue 17 TGD came with black bumpers too! there's something refreshing about seeing "bread and butter" end of the bx range. :D :D
Current.
00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:21 am

Very pretty TGD that Kevan, out of interest, which years/engines of TG spec had the grey tweed? I don't like the pinkish style interior that I had in my TGE, and see in many other TG's but the grey is nice.
I'm not a Saint, or a James, but a Tom Saint-James!

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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:42 am

MULLEY wrote::lol: Totally forgot, nice looking car mate :D
Doh lol! yes, lovely! shame about the bumpers :lol:
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1958 ROVER P4 90 UWP 84
1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:43 am

saintjamesy89 wrote:Very pretty TGD that Kevan, out of interest, which years/engines of TG spec had the grey tweed? I don't like the pinkish style interior that I had in my TGE, and see in many other TG's but the grey is nice.
It was an option on the 14 TGE and 17TGD, became standard on the 91MY 19TGD.
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1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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My Cars: Citroen BX MK1 Break.
Land Rover Discovery Series 1 200tdi 3 door
Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5
BMW X1
x 25

Post by Defender110 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks guys it is wonderfull car and still gives me a buz every time I drive it. It is an automatic which is considered quite sedate by some but I think it is perfect and just love the unpretentious drive and calma it gives me.
The front bumper is un-painted and the original rear was badly split so I fitted a white one off my TGD Turbo parts car & had it painted in a grey bumper paint, I'm going to do the front one to match at some point as I do like the more basic look too.

The grey tweed interior has always been my favourite BX interior and I much prefer it to the TZD black one I have. I'm not sure when it was available but Tim know's and i'm sure will let us know shortly.

EDIT: or whilst I'm typing this reply lol
Kevan
1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:03 pm

It would look even better if the bumpers matched the paintwork, & get some nice shiny bumper inserts & it would look very posh.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: Waitrose bx fleet Aug '88

Post by simonbx17 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:17 am

simonbx17 wrote:For the first time ever there was a mass fleet renewal, August 1988 at Bracknell outside the workshops known as CVW, 17 BX's in one go plus some Escorts. Citroën were busting a gut to get into fleets and were apparently offering silly prices. My dad was taking quite a few photos for Waitrose at the time so added these to my 'catalogue'!
Such a mass renewal was never repeated so this occasion was unique.
Dad got a feeling he'd already picked mine up (white BX F reg.) and parked it in the main car park so it might not be in the photo.

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dad's second bx 17 TGD company car from Waitrose! :D complete with Waitrose trailer.

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Current.
00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
-----------------------------------------------------------
93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".