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Not a bx, but probably rarer, a T plate 1979 Opel Monza in Harlington High St. Not seen one of those on the road for years.
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That is a rare site, I know of a MK III Cortina which looks to be in use, reminds me of NHK 296M.....Answers below but it's not hard and there's no prize. 😊

There's a few vehicles here that might be of interest.

A 405 MI 16v for starters.

You can even get your own diesel pump, imagine that in your garage.

https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/17049 ... april-2021
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Yes I agree very rare especially in this country. Not a car that turned me on in the day or now. Was the Ford Capri its rival.
Both 16 and 8v BXs were faster and obviously better.
I wonder how classic car appreciation will have changed in 30 years time in the new electric/H world.
Its a funny thing but there are two Morris Minors in regular use locally but whilst I appreciate the attraction of running an older car they still do nothing for me because (I assume) I disliked them quite a lot in the day after I had one as my company car for several years. I still remember the dreaded rear axle wind up in reverse.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën BX to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Yes it was the bigger brother of the Manta with the front end not dissimilar of the Carlton/Record, with wiper/washers on the headlights, (how cool were they to a 10 Yr old kid) suppose its nearest rival would have been the bigger engine capri or a Celica Supra early era.
In 30 years will petrol still be available? To run your classic.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
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