Parts Inventory.

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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Parts Inventory.

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Collected an old Citroën garage sign from this seller today and they're having a clear out - they used to be a Citroën dealer some years ago - the parts person isn't sure of what's what, so I thought I'd post on here. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1687259403
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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Jeez. That's a lot... It'd be a lot of work to make more sense of the list I guess... Rob Moss should buy it all up lol
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This is what I used to look out for back when I traded more. I checked out old and long serving dealers of marques I was into. I then made offers to buy up the old stock. I got some great parts and generally what I did not want meant what I did was free. Did this on Goggomobil, NSU, Mazda, Subaru, etc. Messerschmitt and Heinkel (second hand trade). In most cases this was because the clubs concerned failed to act.
I had 4 tons of NSU spares on the third occasion I sold up and out of them - the fourth time was Wankel Spiders, nice! The club, miffed, refused to buy, despite my generous offer of about £500, I think, choosing to be very rude. I took a load as fillers to my stand at Mannhiem Veterama not expecting much reaction as NSU was not a big interest even there, at this time. As soon as the Germans saw the original packaging, my stall was besieged. The Germans know a good thing when they see it and buy for the future. I did 3 years of stands then sold the remaining stock to Melmann at a trade price. Made some £7,000 when that was worth about £15,000 in todays money. The Germans win, Brits loose.
Someone needs to get in there and elsewhere before all this stuff is skipped.
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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Not the most helpful seller ever. I have asked them to let me have a searchable document of their parts list to make it easier to find stuff. I will publish a link to it if I ever get hold of it.
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Post by KevR »

I've already been through all those bins (with the help of Phil G) when we went to pick up a couple of NOS windscreens I'd bought on Ebay. A bit rushed but I think we got most of the relevant BX stuff! There'll still be interesting stuff there for other models, and some bits of switchgear, instruments etc for early models, but a lot is missing part numbers. Parts bloke knows absolutely nothing about anything more than about 5 years old. And they're not giving anything away, believe me - rather than just looking at a box of bits and coming up with a number, the boss of the place painstakingly went through every part, looked up the retail price and came up with a percentage figure which was probably fair, but by no means cheap...
I was interested in their old special tools - they had quite a lot - but in the end, a: Otley's a bloody long way from Normandy, and b: they just weren't that pleasant to deal with.
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I received a positive reception upon arriving in the valver, but the parts lad is only a 'nipper'. They're now selling Great Wall pick up trucks, which will go down a storm with the Yorkshire farming community. 8)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.