eBay: BX thats been in garage for 27 years

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eBay: BX thats been in garage for 27 years

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https://ebay.us/ZyKeRf
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-CITREON-B ... r=1&_rdt=1

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I guess many of you have seen this for sale. I was sorely tempted, buoyed by successful rescue of a Volvo 480 of a similar age and time in garage but with non-siezed engine (Although it then blew its core plugs and had to come out anyway!). 

I was quite tempted but feel it has now gone above what I'm willing to pay for something that would need such recommisionning.‎ I was hoping to pay £150 and transport costs. While writing it's cracked £250 which I would only pay if it was very local to me. 

I did message the guy and he was nice and friendly. ‎

He said:
It’s a TU engine. I beilieve it’s a 4 speed manual
90kish miles,it drove into the garage 27 years ago!,
Iv haven’t saw no extensive rust on the body.‎

‎And yes his dad had give up driving at the time and never got it back out. Sorry for the 2 messages I couldn’t remember all the questions! If you could put it in your group that would be great!! 
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Re: eBay: BX thats been in garage for 27 years

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I keep looking but the wife keeps frowning :roll:
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Re: eBay: BX thats been in garage for 27 years

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last taxed in 2002, so 17 years, even so it will need a good check over but could make a nice cheap runner.

TU engine is easy to work on, but watch for head gaskets which may have a bearing on why its seized? As you know engines the same as lots of other PSA stuff of that age.

It will be a 5 speed box at that age.
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Sold for £391. Did anyone on here take it on?
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I was disappointed to see Tim's MOT report which would mean it was on the road, and ageing, for 14 years, not 4.
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Previous BX's:
A966 XRL -- BX 16 TRS
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If has been garaged since 4 years old its high mileage but would have been less exposed to the elements.

Lets hope who buys it gets it road worthy soon
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I'd have grabbed it, if the value didn't go silly. Did well with that one, though on the face of it, it'll be a decent example, once sorted.

Having the spoiler put me off a bit, though. You can't remove those without leaving a mark :lol:
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I'm one of the few that doesn't like the up and over rear spoiler (aerofoil?), quite a few "cooking" bxs had them added back in the day, and I think it spoils the lines but that's just me!

Much prefer the 16v/hurricane p2 type but I think the small rubber lip ala GT is the best.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
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I put a bid on it but it went too expensive for what is essentially unknown condition rust wise

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Re: eBay: BX thats been in garage for 27 years

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Tim Leech wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 am
I'm one of the few that doesn't like the up and over rear spoiler (aerofoil?), quite a few "cooking" bxs had them added back in the day, and I think it spoils the lines but that's just me!

Much prefer the 16v/hurricane p2 type but I think the small rubber lip ala GT is the best.
I don't really like the hoop spoiler, either.
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