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BX vans...

Post by cavmad » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:23 am

..been discussed before but could someone please enlighten me as to the chances of getting hold of one? Not for me (wish it was) but as I seem to recall there's only a handful in Britain he wondered what the chances of finding one in France are plus the likely cost of a driveable/useable one? Any help greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Post by cauchoiskev » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:36 am

I have never seen a BX van in 18 years of living in France, only ambulances. Difficult to understand, I would have thought it would have been a huge success at the time.

BTW, I would give my right arm for one as well.

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Post by jonathan_dyane » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:43 am

I well remember visiting Ireland in the early '90s, and finding that there were *loads* of BX vans on the road there; I think their tax laws favour vans as ours once did.

I would imagine most of them must have been flogged to death by now, but there must be a few still on the go...
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:45 am

cauchoiskev wrote:BTW, I would give my right arm for one as well.
Presumably it would have to be an Automatic too then? :mrgreen:
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Post by docchevron » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:53 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Justin Shields (JayBpy) has a BX van in a fetching shade of silver I do believe, don't know if he'd part with it though...
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:58 pm

Was that the one at the National last year?

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Post by cavmad » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:56 pm

I've seen Jayboys in the flesh and was well impressed. In the unlikely event anyone spots one for sale please let me know, wherever it is. Thanks and regards.
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:58 pm

I've seen that silver van, i passed it on the M1 & couldnt believe my eyes... saw it at the meet as well, very rare & expensive i guess.

Cheaper to convert a car surely than get an original....

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:48 pm

Photo (hopefully) below, thought I had one somewhere...

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Post by tim leech » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:17 pm

Nice pic that mate, just realised Owen and my goodself are also on display! :D

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:54 pm

Is that me in the boot?

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Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:16 pm

MULLEY wrote:Is that me in the boot?
Surely you should know? :)

And is that Philip Chidlow there on the right?

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Post by TB2 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:27 pm

Uhm, doesn't "van" refer to a BX that has a higher roof? Like this one:

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Or do you mean something like a delivery van with just 2 seats?
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Post by cavmad » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:33 pm

Van to 'us' means like the silver one in the picture. Usually two doors plus rear door/hatch, no side windows and no rear seats. I don't know what the one is in your post but I'd love to know more about it. To me it looks possibly like a wheelchair adapted version or possibly some sort of weekend camper type thing.
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Post by TB2 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:48 pm

Hm, well there are many pictures of that "campervan" type on the net if you search for "citroen bx van". And that one in the picture got "VAN" written on it ;) I think to remember that some of them are located in finland as they cost less taxes & insurance than the normal version. But I could as well be totally wrong.

Anyways, I've got a BX two-seater standing in front of my house. But it's the non-break version and it has got rear windows. It has apparently been converted, as the rear doors are in place but hard-locked so they can't be opened. I can post some pictures of it tomorrow if you like.
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