8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

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8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Enda » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 pm

Hi folks,

I bought this as a temporary runabout 2 months ago and I'm quite fond of it now. It has less than 79k on the clock and the GTi interior is very clean. Pics below!

Regards, Enda.
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:49 pm

Low mileage, alway's liked my 8valve Gti, it was good fun to drive. You've got the slightly wider speedlines fitted from a 16v by the way, Gti's didn't come with the alloy wheels, it was an optional extra & would have been the slightly narrower 5j silver sized one's. Someone will have fitted those 16v one's at some point, there's no issue having them fitted :)
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by rutter123 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:19 am

I have a gti 8v myself in ven red wearing its original steels, currently doin some work for the mot, hope to have it on the road shortly.
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:49 am

Lovely!! Keep it!
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by kieran.l » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:06 pm

..that_ Why temporary, hold onto it! :) ^^bx> Bring it to the All-Ireland rally next year :wink:
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Enda » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:42 pm

Thanks all.

Cheers for letting me know about the speed lines, Mulley; I had no idea but I really like them anyways so I'll leave them be.

Hi Kieran, nice to know I'm not the only one in Ireland with a BX, I haven't seen one on the road over here for years. When is the rally? I bought the BX to do me while my E30 Touring is getting a diesel conversion but as I mentioned, I'm quite fond of it now so I need to see if I can keep it in the family somehow :)

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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Jason » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:42 pm

Lookes very nice! :)

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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:09 pm

Where are you from jason? what BX do you have, and of course warm welcome!
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by kieran.l » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Enda wrote: Hi Kieran, nice to know I'm not the only one in Ireland with a BX, I haven't seen one on the road over here for years. When is the rally? I bought the BX to do me while my E30 Touring is getting a diesel conversion but as I mentioned, I'm quite fond of it now so I need to see if I can keep it in the family somehow :)
Yes great to have another BXer about! :D Honestly, I can't remember the last time that I've seen one on the roads here, they are very few and far between! I'm not sure how many members from Ireland are active on here and haven't yet met any other Irish BX enthusiast, even at last years CCC rally where I was the only one with a BX! :shock: However, the fact that it was held in the North may have been too far a trip for some. Last year was the first rally I wnr to. Hopefully there will be a few BXs at this years one. It is going to be on in Clonmel from 27-29th June. Its a good chance to meet other Citroen lovers and do a bit of sight seeing! The details below are taken from the CCC facebook page:
All Ireland Family Holiday Rally 27 - 29 June 2014

This will be based at Clonmel; a busy town with good shopping, scenic walks, historic buildings, a small motor museum and the famous Rock of Cashel is only 16 km (10 miles) away. Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage, both interesting buildings, are a similar distance from Clonmel. For those who wish to, a visit to the motor museum can be arranged. Also, a walking tour of the town, covering several aspects and variable length, can be arranged. For energetic people, Sliabh na Mban is there to be climbed!

Research for a scenic convoy drive on the Sunday is currently in hand

An arrangement has been made with the Clonmel Park hotel to hold a number of rooms until June 1st 2014 for our use. Two nights bed and full breakfast and one three course dinner plus tea or coffee (on Saturday evening) in a standard double or twin room will cost €99 per person sharing (£85 at current rates). Single supplement for the two nights is €30 (£25). For those wishing to stay for three nights the cost is €139 pps (£119 pps). Family rooms are also available and there are some concessions for young children. Cancellation is up to 48 hours before arrival time.

To book your accommodation please contact the hotel directly at Int + 353 (0)52 6188700 and ask for Michelle or Rachel mentioning the Citroen Car Club.

E-mail: reservations@clonmelparkhotel.com

The postal address is: Clonmel Park Hotel, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Book early and avoid disappointment! Please contact CCC Organiser: John O’Sullivan as well so he knows who's coming. Details in the Citroenian Magazine.
If you're fond of it, it would be nice to hold onto it, especially given their rarity! Mine is off the road and stored for most of the year, only emerges in the summer months. Have you had Citroens previously?
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by RogerPorter » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:52 am

Hi Kieran,
I'm not sure how many members from Ireland are active on here
I'm not active on here but i do lurk :wink:
haven't yet met any other Irish BX enthusiast, even at last years CCC rally
I'm an enthusiast who doesn't currently have a BX :)

Hope to see you in Clonmel in a ............ decision to made nearer the time!

Cheers,
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by rutter123 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:03 am

View one of my previous posts, gti 8v H963AAE, to see some before/after pics. Seems your paintwork has survived quite well like mine, i guess due to being kept undercover, unlike my tzdt which is aptly called 50 shades of red, im currently battling good old british weather to get the welding done to the gti inner wings for the mot along with a few other minor issues, i believe the are only twenty odd gti 8v left in the uk so you have quite a rare beast there, and even rarer in ven red as i found for some reason ven red ones rust out sooner than most having owned 4 ven reds a welder was a good investment. How many gti's are still surviving in Ireland?
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by Enda » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Cheers Kieran. This BX was a chance acquaintance, I haven't owned a Citroen before although I've always loved the look of the DS and CX. When I saw the BX on done deal.ie, I jumped at it, especially as it was only 20 minutes away from me in Sligo. It originally came from St. Ives in the UK, judging by the original bill of sale and the sticker on the rear widow :)
kieran.l wrote:Yes great to have another BXer about! :D Honestly, I can't remember the last time that I've seen one on the roads here, they are very few and far between! I'm not sure how many members from Ireland are active on here and haven't yet met any other Irish BX enthusiast, even at last years CCC rally where I was the only one with a BX! :shock: However, the fact that it was held in the North may have been too far a trip for some. Last year was the first rally I wnr to. Hopefully there will be a few BXs at this years one. It is going to be on in Clonmel from 27-29th June. Its a good chance to meet other Citroen lovers and do a bit of sight seeing!
@rutter123: Nice save, re. H963AAE! I don't know how many GTi's are over here, I haven't seen them on the road since I was at school, over 20 years ago!

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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by kieran.l » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:01 pm

kieran.l wrote:I'm not sure how many members from Ireland are active on here and haven't yet met any other Irish BX enthusiast, even at last years CCC rally
Hi Roger, my apologies, I hadn't forgotten you :) What I meant was BXers from southern Ireland! :oops:

How are things with you?
RogerPorter wrote: Hope to see you in Clonmel in a ............ decision to made nearer the time!
How are you keeping? It would be nice to see the Visa at Clonmel but obviously the XM would be more comfortable!

Did you buy the LNA that was on DoneDeal a few months back? I read something in the Citroenian :)
Enda wrote:This BX was a chance acquaintance, I haven't owned a Citroen before although I've always loved the look of the DS and CX. When I saw the BX on done deal.ie, I jumped at it, especially as it was only 20 minutes away from me in Sligo. It originally came from St. Ives in the UK, judging by the original bill of sale and the sticker on the rear widow :)
rutter123 wrote:View one of my previous posts, gti 8v H963AAE, to see some before/after pics.
Enda, that was a good chance encounter so :lol: My car is also from the UK. In fact, of the 4 BXs my father and uncle had years back, only one was an original Irish-registered car. I will have to take a look at rutters posts!

Rutter, unfortunately we do not have the "howmanyleft" website like in the UK so its hard to know. All I know is that there are only 2 mk1s and 12 mk2s roadworthy in Ireland, known to the CCC, if I remember correctly.
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by kieran.l » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:37 pm

:lol: By coincidence, I've just recieved an email from CCC southern Ire representative Noel O'Dwyer re. an 8V GTi thats come up for sale from an Irish CCC member :lol: Original Irish car, 1992, 182K miles, NCT'd, White, speedlines. Looks nice and straight.
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Re: 8v GTi Venetian Red in Sligo, Ireland

Post by RogerPorter » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:28 pm

Hi Kieran,
I'm doing grand thanks, but a bit too busy to keep on top of all the car stuff!
my apologies, I hadn't forgotten you :) What I meant was BXers from southern Ireland! :oops:
I was only joking, but apologies accepted :wink:
It would be nice to see the Visa at Clonmel but obviously the XM would be more comfortable!
The Visa is surprisingly comfortable tho slower and noisier than the XM, and fuel costs would be comparable. However, the petrol XM would guzzle way too much fuel on that trip so I think it'll stay home.
Did you buy the LNA that was on DoneDeal a few months back? I read something in the Citroenian
I inquired about the LNA but the cost of driving down to see it would probably have outweighed it's value! Then, despite it's rarity here, there was the cost of storage, transport, repair etc. so it became a non-starter for me.

Cheers,
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