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My ideal BX

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What would your real-world ideal BX be? By that I mean not someone's fantasy 20,000 mile 16v turbo estate with air con and seven seats etc etc...

And also I mean - assuming one was to come along - one which would mean you'd just have to have - even it meant selling the BX (or another vehicle) you already have?

Mine? A late '90 to early '92 TZi (1.9 petrol) auto estate with alloys and air (no sunroof), in triton green or dark metallic grey with a good history and in good order. Mileage not particularly an issue but provenance very important...

This is close, but not quite there....

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• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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For me it would have to be a Mk1 Estate 1.6 on LPG in white with the 'tabac' colour interior and the full spec of electric things (though I'm not sure that the break had everything the saloon did)

Also it would have to have the original 'Roverman' alloys with the squares.

- quite a simple combo I think
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Phil wrote
A late '90 to early '92 TZi (1.9 petrol) auto estate with alloys and air (no sunroof), in triton green or dark metallic grey with a good history and in good order. Mileage not particularly an issue but provenance very important...
This is almost possible. I know where there is such a beast - very late TZI, A/C, with silver Swift 2 alloys, wooden Heuliez steering wheel. It's parked out the back of a Citroen specialist not too far from here who has owned it from new - it's technically his wife's car but he's recently told me it 'might' be for sale. Left hand drive of course, can't remember the colour but I think it's dark green or blue. Needs some work, I don't know what, I was just trying to snaffle the alloys! Will take a snap next time I'm down there.

Graeme wrote
the original 'Roverman' alloys
well they've never really had a name so that's as good as one :D There seems to be lots of them in NZ for some reason
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19TZi Hatchback auto, in Olympic Blue with grey zenith interior, aircon, front fogs, lots of genuine accessories, oh and delivery mileage! :D

Or a late Mk1 16TRS auto in Red with Factory alloys and grey interior, power steering and a sunroof, again with silly low miles.

Or a metallic black P2 16v with a french 405 mi16 turbo lump, half leather retrim keeping the original monza pattern, original alloys copied into a 16" design.

Anyone got one hiding?
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A 16V
A TZD Turbo Hatch with A/C

Both of which I have! :P
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TGD White
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

(now, where's the emoticon for 'smug bas****' when you need it? :lol: :lol: )

Excellent, can you post pics of them on here?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by BX Bandit »

Couple of links....

16V

TZD

Most of the TZD pics are with it in various states of repair. It's my daily runner.
The 16v is waiting a similar treatment when funds and weather allow!
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TGD White
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Post by mat_fenwick »

Nice welding there Mr Bandit. Do you reckon yours was a particularly bad example? Rust that is.

In terms of an ideal BX, mine is pretty much there for me...I've always hankered after leather though. Maybe soon? :)
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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
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Great welding game El Bandito! Bodes well for the redemption of the 16v :D


Mat admitted
I've always hankered after leather though. Maybe soon?
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

That 16v looks a lot like my old one. Great colour isn't it!

Thanks for the links, Bandito 8)
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toddao wrote:Some dodgy fetish photo
Oi! Cheeky so and so... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
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Post by Jeth »

BX 4x4 Turbodiesel with a 16v mk2 bodykit, air conditioning and a white one ;)

Belive me, im gonna do that someday, im only missing 4wd :O

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So would you modify your shell to fit the 4x4 transmission to it, or find a 4x4 shell and fit the turbodiesel engine to it? It's something I've (idlely) wondered about myself, with the stronger Mi16x4 transfer box. I reckon that you'd only get about 90mph (145km/h) top speed out of it though...but it would get there quickly!
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1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
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Nice gimp mask!

Matt, no it wasn't a bad one at all. My TGD which I'm scrapping is far worse, especially on the rear chassis legs - it's all gone like puff pastry.

The 16v is pretty good under the skin really but I need to remove all the body kit to see what lies behind. It needs new synchros for 3rd and 4th and cosmetically it's a tad scruffy but it's all part of the fun to get it all right. Platinum grey is the colour of mine Phil.
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TGD White
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White 1.7TGD n/a diesel hatchback but with TZD seats fitted please.
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