Some BXs from my past.

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Some BXs from my past.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:30 pm

In advance, please excuse me if I've posted any of these before...

First 'DGK' GTi auto in all its glory. It really was lovely. Other commitments and the looming spectre of work meant it had to go. But with air conditioning, still represented a good buy for new owner. Not entirely sure where the car is now...
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'ELF' on its merry way to Cavmadland...
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Tim's GT not long after he got it.
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I was at Tim's picking up this 19TGS auto. Not short of a few issues but one of the best-riding BXs evah... Gave it away for a good cause to Mick when I bought his 16v off him.
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My first 16v. Cost me £350, sold it for about that shortly afterwards as my Phase 2 was imminent. This was faster than the Ph.2. But it had a tendency to run too hot.
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• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by rob-bx16v » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:07 pm

:D Youve had some very nice ones phill,

my personal favourites ar the 2 8v gti,s pictured. Dad had a gti 8v auto from nearly new ( h plate ) lovely and smooth car.
The citroen bx loves garages hates driving

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bx16v p2 j reg green
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Post by frugg » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:49 pm

You have had some very nice bx's there. ^^bx>

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Re: Some BXs from my past.

Post by rayfenwick » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:30 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:I was at Tim's picking up this 19TGS auto. Not short of a few issues but one of the best-riding BXs evah... Gave it away for a good cause to Mick when I bought his 16v off him.
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That's interesting to know... I just bought this car on Ebay last week - not collected it yet as I am still overseas....

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:55 pm

Ahhh Interesting. Keep us informed!
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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:00 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Ahhh Interesting. Keep us informed!
It was on ebay, and I was the only bidder, getting the car for £100. Apparently the worst thing is the rust near the fuel filler... I'm really looking forward to making her lovely again :)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:04 pm

Check the ignition switch (as it was playing up) and the boot floor too. It was a 'free' car passed around, so be wary. But £100? Not bad!
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Post by rayfenwick » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:13 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Check the ignition switch (as it was playing up) and the boot floor too. It was a 'free' car passed around, so be wary. But £100? Not bad!
Thanks. It is reassuring. I wonder how long the present owner has had it, and what's happened to it in that time. He wrote in the listing that the car was on the road until the end of 2009. From the photos the interior looks very good, and the paint looks saveable apart from that rusty rear wing. Any info gratefully received.

I understand of course that I'll spend much more on bits than I paid for the car (I want to make it look like a GTI and fit graphite speedlines, decent period stereo etc) and *hopefully* take it and my XM to Wetherby in May. (The CX needs too much work to be ready in time).

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:48 am

The paint is ok, I did replace a few bits and gave it a good clean when I had it, unfortunately the passenger side is rather badly dented and a pair of replacement doors will be required unless you like the "lived in" look.

It does drive very well but from memory the carb needs fettling as it was a pain to start when warm, which to be honest is a common problem on most carb fed (solex ones anyway) old petrol BXs.
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