FW11 to BX history?

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FW11 to BX history?

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Does anybody out there know much about the design produced for Reliant - the FW11 - which, as far as I know, formed the basis for the BX? The reason I ask is that I wondered when the BX was designed: I know when it was launched, but when was it initially penned? It must be around 1980? Any thoughts? After all the 25th anniversay's not far off (but when???)...

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I wrote an article about the Fw11 in the Citroenian a few months ago. That was penned in '77 and the BX design as we know it did not become a Citroen until 1979 or '80 as far as I can work out.

Another 2 years to go til the silver anniversary. That's not until September 23rd 2007.
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Thanks for that info. I'm a lapsed member of the CCC. I really should rejoin. I think.

BTW Jayboy, do you really have that many Citroens in your collection? :shock:
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Yes I do unfortunately! And the count has just gone up by 1 2CV!
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'89 16v P1
'90 BX GTi 4x4, 16v P2, 19 TZI auto A/C estate
'92 BX 19 TGD (now 17 Turbo D)
'93 BX 19 TXD estate & 19TD van
'93 ZX Volcane TD 3 Door
'71 DS 21 EFi Pallas, '86 Visa GTi ,
'98 Xantia Activa P1
'07 C4 by Loeb
3 x 2CV, 1 x Mehari