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BX Wanted

Post by buxtonmarauder »

I'm going to have space in my barn in Sept/Oct so I'm thinking I might be up for a BX to fill that space..

Ideally, I'd like it running and MOT'd as I'm lazy (and not very skilled)..

I'm based in the Peak District but willing to travel to collect/view if it's attractive enough.

Don't really have a budget in mind but I figured sub £6k would get a good one ?

Tell me if I'm being stupid too, I've got a thick skin !

Cheers

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Re: BX Wanted

Post by Tim Leech »

Welcome, eBay and car and classic are your best bet. Plus the Facebook page.

Go on body condition more than model, don’t worry about the hydraulics too much ...worry about rotten subframe mounts and inner wings, a car that appears tidy up top can be a real rot box, if the rear wings are bubbling I’d walk away

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Re: BX Wanted

Post by buxtonmarauder »

Thanks for the tips.. I'm on the FB page, been lurking for a while ;-)

Figured if I put a post up on here that it might tip someone over the edge into selling !

I'm not desperate so I'll bide my time till an interesting one comes up, that's what I did for my CX and it came good in the end !

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1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech »

With some paint this could be a good buy

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293691987021
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1985 BX 19 DTR Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7 HL
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I've no connection with it, but there's also this Meteor on Autotrader: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... =BX&page=1

"First to see will buy." Yeah, right...
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Does look tidy, auto too.
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Is the diesel auto very slow?
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Re: BX Wanted

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rutter123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Does look tidy, auto too.
It's a a bit short on details and I was a bit suspicious as to why all of the photos were taken from a low angle, perhaps hiding something on the bonnet or roof. However, that just seems to be how that dealer photographs their cars. That said there does seem to be a little mis-match on the paint on the panels, but I'm picky!
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panky wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Is the diesel auto very slow?
I'd call it more a steady but leisurely drive, certainly won't win any races but on the flip side you'll get 50+mpg
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That's me all over, after driving Commers for a while it would feel like a torpedo :D
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Re: BX Wanted

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It looks like a very tidy car to me; It reminds me of my BX when I bought it. If anything, it's tidier than my car was.

Although there are a few things jump out at me as being suspicious.

Firstly that left front wing looks to have been replaced as it's a different colour.
The plastic wheel arch isn't quite in line on the drivers side front although it could be nothing.
And something that really irritates me when I'm looking at pictures of a car; why hasn't under the bonnet been shown?

If it's not rusty underneath, I think it'll make a great car.
panky wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Is the diesel auto very slow?
They're slower than a manual, but they get the job done, provided the gearbox has been looked after. As the previous owner of my BX said to me: "It'll go 0-60 in about 5 years, but the fuel economy is unbelievable."
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deltic wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:24 pm
rutter123 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Does look tidy, auto too.
It's a a bit short on details and I was a bit suspicious as to why all of the photos were taken from a low angle, perhaps hiding something on the bonnet or roof. However, that just seems to be how that dealer photographs their cars. That said there does seem to be a little mis-match on the paint on the panels, but I'm picky!
Failed on a few things for its MOT:

Repair immediately (major defects):
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (3.4 (b) (ii))
Offside Rear Suspension accumulator leaking (5.3.5 (c))
Nearside Front Inner Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (6.1.7 (g) (ii))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i))
Front Shock absorbers light misting of oil or has limited damping effect Both (5.3.2 (b))
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Post by arlever »

i am thinking of possibly selling my bx. if you go on facebook bx club and search andrew lever you will see the car and what has been done to it.
good luck
andy

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Re: BX Wanted

Post by buxtonmarauder »

Hi Andy, are you referring to F273TKV? cheers..