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It's strange what turns up. How about this BX decor set - everything you need to turn your everyday vehicle into a limited edition 'Collection'
I though perhaps it was one of the special models, but no - never was a 'BX Collection' Collection of what anyway? Or indicating that it's part of a series of other styling add-ons?
Sort of came into my life and the only vehicle that it could possibly go on is the GTI - brown and silver speedstripes with the word 'Collection' written large :mrgreen: . Or maybe I'll just look at it .. think it would look good on a white BX perhaps? 8)

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Une voiture de collection is what we'd probably call a classic car - something rare or valuable that is interesting to a collector! It takes a brave marketing department to apply that phrase to something that's still in production...

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That's a good theory there Stu. Even though it's 20 years later, no-one can decide whether it actually is 'Une Voiture de collection' or not. Of course to us devotees there's no question :wink:

I'm just trying to work out how old this set is. The picture shows a Mk.1 and the font of the word 'Collection' is reminiscent of the font for 'Sport' and the front end picture also looks like a Sport front spoiler. Approx 1985 ? - for those who wanted to do some mild Barrying to their 14's etc! :D ( I love all these BX styling accessories, maybe one day someone will stumble upon a warehouse of the stuff?? Such as the BX luggage set!)


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Post by BX19GTI1988 »

hi Todd !
i have pictures of a bx "collection " taken in germany ! it is a phase 2 red furio 14 TGE .
Sure these stickers were putted on bx by citroen dealers to sale their second hand bx(s) as limited editions ! In france we had the bx "série 2000" and the bx "selection " , all were second hand models !

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Bonjour Remy!

Thankyou for the reply. Any chance of posting the picture of the BX 'Collection '? That's extraordinary about the second hand BXs. BX archeologists at work! :D
I am considering making possibly the world's first BX GTI 16V 'Collection' ! Someone disuade/persuade me >>^

If you can get hold of some of those 'serie 2000' stickers that could look pretty futuristic seeing that 2000 was 8 years ago but still sounds as though it's in the future!
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here the pics of the red bx " collection " :
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and pics of a bx "série 2000 " at the scrapyard today :
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Good pictures! I can't help but laugh at that name 'Collection!' - it doesn't suggest anything! Did you take the photo yourself - I notice that it's got a Freiburg number plate?
Which scrapyard is that Remy? In Colmar?

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What is that plastic red thing at the back of the car called in France? That Series 2000 looks as though it's been sat in a field waiting to meet its maker! :D
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Door handle protectors too, again rare

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come to mention it i have a set of them that i bought at last years national just waiting to fit them :)
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I actually met some real door handle protector obsessives last year at The National - they were very proud to have the only set on display! Let's look a bit more lively this year lads and fit all those protectors! :D
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I took the picture of the bx "série 2000 " in the scrapyard in mulhouse friday afternoon . Yes , the pictures of the bx " collection" are mines , taken from my photos album , scaned and putted there ! In France the tailblazer is called : plaque rouge réflectorisante .

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In France the tailblazer is called : plaque rouge réflectorisante .
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Did you take it off that ' serie 2000?' They're not so common in Uk I think. Or did you get any interesting parts?
Is that the same scrapyard that I went to in Mulhouse or another? Good to see there's still BXs turning up!
What are the 'door handle protectors' called in France and were they common there? ( BX Archeology!)
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In france doors handles are called " coquilles de portes " . And they were an original equipment on the bx " série 2000 " as the tailblazer !
This bx is on the same same scrapyard were you have bought your parts . I have only taken lot of things on the XM phase 2 "exclusive" . :wink:

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Have you moved on to XMs then Remy? There's certainly enough of them in the scrapyards near you to keep you going. That Exclusive that you talk of - was that the one with the leather? That must have cost a few €€€s not more than ten years ago. And now.. what an ignoble end.
Having witnessed the engine out/ 20 odd hour palavar to change an XM clutch their demise is not so surprising really and that's before you start getting into the electrics.. one for the enthusiast :D
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