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At the opposite , I don't know if some of you have noticed that the "conservatoire" can give you the original history of any car ( dates build , sold , where…)
Of course it is not free ……
Maybe I could ask them next time
or if someones of you are going there on november ……………
We'll know one day:!:
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Birotor wrote:RBX was Carmarthen plate and was clearly an arrangement between Citroën UK and the licencing Authority so as to get the xBX. Early Citroën UK press cars were Axxx RBX and of course were sold on in due course...... Later Citroën UK cars were on Berkshire plates.
That's right. My red 16v is a Citroen UK car and was originally on an 'MO' reg. Don't think it was a press car though!
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citsncycles wrote:
I remember one running around Hexham like this
My Mum grew up at Whitley Chapel - an Aunt still lives there!
Beautiful part of the country, my Mum still lives in Hexham and used to rally an ID19 before I came along...
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citsncycles wrote:
Mike you can check the date of reg through DVLA,
Well, the one in Ireland came out as follows:

Date of Liability 01 11 2004
Date of First Registration 09 05 1986
Year of Manufacture 1986
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1905cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
Export Marker Y
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour GREY
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £121.00
12 Months Rate £220.00

I also looked up the location code and it was first registered in Sheffield, where it was registered 1 month and 1 week after Timex. If it's been sat in that field all that time, I can only imagine what it's like underneath, but it's definitely straighter than mine on top, and I actually prefer the colour - not the usual blue!
I'm a bit late to this topic, just stumbled across it when i put "ireland" as a search term... Where in Ireland is this RD? Any pics?
Out of interest i put B253WAV into the DVLA and got this-

The vehicle details for B253 WAV are:
Date of Liability 01 09 2012
Date of First Registration 03 12 1984
Year of Manufacture 1984
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1905cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
Export Marker Y
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED
Vehicle Type Approval Not Available
This vehicle can be licensed at a DVLA Local Office without the V5C Registration Certificate

Not sure what this says in terms of how early a BX it is.

Anyone know of other running Mk1s in Ireland? When Noel O'Dwyer of the CCC was compiling a database of old citroens for this country it seemed to me that at the time of contacting him he knew of 11 BXs (running/drivable i assume) in this country but they were all Mk2 (except my Mk1). It'd be interesting to know.
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If I've got it right, the original thread is here:

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13303" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Apologies if this doesn't work, first time I've tried this
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Worked perfectly Mike. They caused quite a stir didn't they!

I'd love to get my hands on this car!
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a customer of mine runs a real heap of MK1 reg No. A994 JLL,
it lives in Hastings the owner is completely coocko and the car is trashed inside and out, but its still MOT'ed and in daily use,

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I think I have the only TXD in New Zealand! I say I think because everytime I have tried to get insurance the model is not on the database because it was not a model sold in NZ according to a respected dealership. The most rare engine size would be the 1400cc from which I understand none were sold in NZ only overseas importation by private owners! The other reason is back in the 80s the highest grade of leaded fuel was 95 octane.

It does surprise me the amount of 16valves that were on the road, given Leaded fuel was phased out in 1996 and the higher octane 98 was not marketed until the early zeros.

Whats this got to do with UK BXs you ask? Erm nothing except the TXD of mine is from the UK and was on the UK roads for 3 years :) you cold say me and the TXD speak the same language :lol:
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kiwi wrote:I think I have the only TXD in New Zealand! I say I think because everytime I have tried to get insurance the model is not on the database because it was not a model sold in NZ according to a respected dealership.
The insurance database is crap in the UK too! Every time I get a quote from an insurance company they tell me I have a 16V whereas in reality I have the BX GTi (8 valve). This always causes extra time in debate which when I win gives them problems in often needing to contact their underwriter before progress can be made. They blame DVLA but the V5 details are correct. Fast forward a year and its the same rigmarole again, never rectified despite requesting remedial action each year!!! :evil:
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I have the same problem with one of my Dyanes - many insurance companies list Dyane 6 Weekends, where as mine's a Dyane 6, the only difference being the rear seat on mine doesn't fold. When I tell them mine's not a weekend I've been told they cannot insure it!
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my daughter had similar years ago when trying to insure a 2cv Bamboo, they said there's no such model

regards malcolm
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Or a GSA X1, they insist it's and XI...
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citsncycles wrote:I have the same problem with one of my Dyanes - many insurance companies list Dyane 6 Weekends, where as mine's a Dyane 6, the only difference being the rear seat on mine doesn't fold. When I tell them mine's not a weekend I've been told they cannot insure it!
What if you told them that you'd only drive it at the weekend? That would be alright surely? :shock:

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Paul296 wrote:
citsncycles wrote:I have the same problem with one of my Dyanes - many insurance companies list Dyane 6 Weekends, where as mine's a Dyane 6, the only difference being the rear seat on mine doesn't fold. When I tell them mine's not a weekend I've been told they cannot insure it!
What if you told them that you'd only drive it at the weekend? That would be alright surely? :shock:
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Having played around with the register for some time, I stumbled upon this old thread and can tell you that currently, the earliest surviving BX in the UK is A2** RBX; A red 16TRS built in June 1983.

So there you go!
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