Saved from the scrapper

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Saved from the scrapper

Post by rd27 »

A friend of mine's brother has a 1989 Citroen BX 19DTR which he's had for almost a year, he gets bored of cars quickly and when he needed to move his BX on quickly due to moving house, he resorted to ringing the local scrap man. I did say to my friend that I didn't want or need this BX, but I just couldn't see it scrapped. So here we are, I gave scrap money for it and plan to restore & clean it whenever I get a sec and hopefully pass it on once it's 'sorted'. I was lucky enough to drive it away, as it has short tax & test. The down side is I have too many cars for our drive/garden as is, so I've had to park it at a friends lockup for the time being, which, as he keeps reminding me isn't permanent, so I need to pull my finger out.
Here are a few pics, it's in quite good condition tbh, it has only got 54k on it and apart from needing a good service and a clean, it just needs 3 of the windows sorting, as only one of them work, with one being stuck open. Lets be fair, it's a BX, so fixing it isn't going to be as straight forward as that, as we all know. :)

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Post by Paul296 »

Good save Ryan! =D> With 54k on the clock it would have been madness to scrap it. Difficult to tell from the pics but it certainly looks tidy enough as well.

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Post by Tim Leech »

I agree with what Paul says, thats uber low miles for a diesel.
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Post by Mothman »

Hardly run in, has got to be saved. Good luck with it bud.


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Post by MULLEY »

DTR's are rare & with that low mileage it looks like it could be the makings of a brilliant car :)
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