Back in the day

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Back in the day

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:06 pm

My Dads 1987 GTI, been stood 10 years! awaiting recommissioning
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other cars I've had 16RS 30 odd k on it, AX GT 24k on it and the 14D Echo 6k miles on it
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My CX when I go it, we went to the American adventure and early Techo viking (my brother) walking up to my CX at Peterborough
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missing my 1992 BX19TGD
1987 BX19 GTI 8)
CX25 GTI TURBO CGAT 86 CGAT :twisted:
19TD temp 2 Xantia estate :)
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Kitch » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:59 pm

Think I preferred the CX as it was then :lol:

White AX GT looks lovely! It's got to be the best colour for a GT, especially when the wheels look right like that one.

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Re: Back in the day

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:23 pm

Kitch wrote:Think I preferred the CX as it was then :lol:

White AX GT looks lovely! It's got to be the best colour for a GT, especially when the wheels look right like that one.
Aye the AX was a beaut.... until a bus killed it :( I liked the CX silver too, after 8 years I had it repainted Silver with a red green pearl lacquer, then a little girlie ran her push bike down the side of it :( Her family paid for the re paint.... The colour it is today.
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Gary » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:06 pm

The first time that i had seen a CX was at the east of england show ground Peterborough in the late 70's on a school trip, it left a lasting impression :)
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:23 am

Those early GTi's with the 4 "spoke" wheel trims in my opinion look great.
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Re: Back in the day

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:24 pm

I like all those cars, i've even got a soft spot for the AX 1.4D, i had a brand new Jive in red, it was a great car, i still regularly check the classifieds incase it comes up for sale, it's still on the road, L205 AKH :)
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Re: Back in the day

Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:03 pm

There is something about those phase 1 BX GTI wheel trims... I love 'em. If I ever did have a GTI it would have to have those trims and be either silver or black :)

All look like loverly cars, I also am fond of AX GT's.
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Re: Back in the day

Post by mds141 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:40 pm

Screw the Citroen's, just look at that Allegro!! :-D
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 pm

mds141 wrote:Screw the Citroën's, just look at that Allegro!! :-D
Go to your room. #-o
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Re: Back in the day

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:59 am

mds141 wrote:Screw the Citroën's, just look at that Allegro!! :-D
In the last AX picture there's the wifes Pink mini :)

I paid 35 quid for the Allegro, it needed the front crossmember welding for the MOT.
missing my 1992 BX19TGD
1987 BX19 GTI 8)
CX25 GTI TURBO CGAT 86 CGAT :twisted:
19TD temp 2 Xantia estate :)
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ZX12R 00 :evil:

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Re: Back in the day

Post by mds141 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:51 pm

I went into Halfrauds and asked for a set of wiper blades for an Allegro and the bloke behind the counter said that sounded like a fair exchange!! 8) :lol:
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Paul296 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:44 pm

Gary wrote:The first time that i had seen a CX was at the east of England show ground Peterborough in the late 70's on a school trip, it left a lasting impression :)
I remember being at a Citroen CX launch at the Newark and Notts Agricultural show in 1975 (I was a St. Johns Ambulance cadet!). The Safari's and Familiale's were particularly impressive just by virtue of their size , but considering the Rootes group/BL stuff that was the standard fair in mid-70's rural Nottinghamshire the CX might as well have been from another planet - yer' know what, I reckon it was! 8)

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Re: Back in the day

Post by citsncycles » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:16 pm

GS's must have been the same, as they were being sold in cometition with Marinas, Allegros and Escorts!

CX Safari's are a big car until you look at them along side a new C5 Estate - I recon that's actually a bigger car!
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:29 pm

I've always had a soft spot for the Allegro, luckily I've never actually owned one thought. :-)
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Re: Back in the day

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:36 pm

citsncycles wrote: CX Safari's are a big car until you look at them along side a new C5 Estate - I recon that's actually a bigger car!
Well, sort of. Safari is still longer (4920mm to 4829) but the C5 is much wider (2096mm to 1727mm). Having driven a lot in both, the CX does feel very long but the C5 while big, feels more in proportion.