Anyone fancy a CX? This guy has 148 of them, all for sale

Anyone fancy a CX? This guy has 148 of them, all for sale

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Roman Rhodes

3,962 posts

66 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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W00DY said:
Roman Rhodes said:
That is a fantastic looking car - well done and lucky you! Why did you get rid?
It was rougher than it looks in the pictures and had a few issues and I lacked the time and money to sort them sadly. Glad I got to experience it though, definitely the coolest car I've ever owned.
Neatly summarises why I probably shouldn't buy one - I'd have been reaching for my cheque book as soon as I saw the car! A fool and their money.....

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it (although I see you said "experience" rather than enjoy!).

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

28,077 posts

212 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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scratchchin

Was it these that had a weird rocker type switch for the indicators?

croyde

19,484 posts

207 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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It did. The dash and controls were like something out of Stingray hehe

I loved it.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

28,077 posts

212 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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croyde said:
It did. The dash and controls were like something out of Stingray hehe

I loved it.
Aha! I thought so. I once used the estate version to deliver 4 dining tables & 16 chairs. I remember the indicating being a bit of a fandango.

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

103 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
scratchchin

Was it these that had a weird rocker type switch for the indicators?
Like so much on a CX, it's only weird until you get used to using it, then you wonder why everybody else sticks with weird stalks.

s2 dash:


LH pod - lights/indicators
RH pod - wipers/horn
Everything just a fingertip away, perfectly positioned.

W00DY

14,829 posts

203 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Roman Rhodes said:
Neatly summarises why I probably shouldn't buy one - I'd have been reaching for my cheque book as soon as I saw the car! A fool and their money.....

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it (although I see you said "experience" rather than enjoy!).
I say experience more because I felt like the temporary custodian. It was fabulous to drive and really is a piece of art. I loved it.


2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
scratchchin

Was it these that had a weird rocker type switch for the indicators?
That was about the least weird part of the interior. the rocker thing was brilliant, you just extended a finger and there it was.



airborne

28 posts

260 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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  • sigh*
We had two CX Safaris when I was a youngster. An early series Beige estate (XBH631S) and then followed a dark green series two estate (GR0230Y).
The first one with the drum speedo etc was especially cool and always loved the hydraulic suspension where we could lift the cars and wade through localised flooding whilst all other cars chickened out or flooded themselves!

Would love to get one of my own, but I'm sure the cost to make one functional would be frightening!

Sam993

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1,302 posts

49 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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W00DY said:
Pre facelift dash is so much more Citroen (you can see why they were what they were when you look at it) than the Peugeot parts bin special the facelift got.

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

103 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Sam993 said:
Pre facelift dash is so much more Citroen (you can see why they were what they were when you look at it) than the Peugeot parts bin special the facelift got.
That's a bit harsh...



OK, so it lost the drums in favour of the dials - but they were already used on s1 turbos.

Wammer

389 posts

165 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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That Ambulance would make one seriously cool Camper Van

si_xsi

1,108 posts

172 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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My grandfather was lead account manager for Peugeot and Citroen advertising in the late 60s, 70s and early 80s and used to have a pretty impressive rotation of Citroen and Peugeot company cars. He was responsible for the Grace Jones Citroen CX advert which caused quite a stir at the time! He continued to get massive discounts on his own cars from the them until he passed away aged 90 a few years ago. Highlights were DS21, Citroen Safari, BX, CX, Peugeot 605 3.0l. He had a brief spell with Rover (SD1, 600) but quickly came back to the brand.

There's just something so cool about the styling, comfortable seats, hydro suspension, headlights that moved with the steering. I'd love to have a properly sorted one in my fantasy collection. Also would like a Renault 25 turbo.

TooMany2cvs

29,008 posts

103 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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si_xsi said:
...headlights that moved with the steering.
Not on CXs, unfortunately. Just later Ds and SMs.

djneils98

230 posts

127 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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have a soft spot for these as we had an estate one as the family car when I was a teenager and I learned to drive in it.
lovely things

Horsetan

399 posts

184 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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TooMany2cvs said:
.... big surprise is how many of the s2 GTi non-turbos are manual box (12 to 4 autos) - we only got autos here.
Mmm, and I have one of those surviving autos. Not doing very well at the moment, as the 3HP22 box is slipping at about 1700 to 2500rpm. It swallowed two litres of Dexron III last weekend, without much improvement.

TooMany2cvs said:
..... There's really only one major parts supplier, CX Basis in Germany, and their prices are not often remarked on for their cheapness....
80 Euros for a bootlid badge. 1000 Euros for a used S2 plastic front bumper.

CX Basis = bd profiteers. They might end up killing the sector they set up to supply.


Edited by Horsetan on Thursday 26th April 17:55

croyde

19,484 posts

207 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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I remember being stuck in a solid jam on Waterloo Bridge northbound in my CX.

No problem, switch the hydraulic suspension to high and u turn and walk it over the steep pavement central divider.

When parked drop the suspension to low and put the steering to extreme left or right lock thus the clampers couldn't get to your wheels hehe

Harveybw

83 posts

71 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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I’d love one. I have a thing for weird French motors. I’d waft around in it, keep it looking shabby and smoke French tabs in it until I couldn’t see out. Cool.

tr3a

262 posts

204 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Wammer said:
That Ambulance would make one seriously cool Camper Van
I'd not feel comfortable camping in a car in which I knew a fair number of people died.

vikingaero

6,753 posts

146 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Some fairly decent high mileages on some of those cars - even in kms

MuscleSaloon

1,294 posts

152 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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si_xsi said:
My grandfather was lead account manager for Peugeot and Citroen advertising in the late 60s, 70s and early 80s and used to have a pretty impressive rotation of Citroen and Peugeot company cars. He was responsible for the Grace Jones Citroen CX advert which caused quite a stir at the time! He continued to get massive discounts on his own cars
Thought you were going to say he continued to get massive discounts on his own haircuts hehe ....


Earl of Petrol

309 posts

99 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Lovely car, and as somebody has said already the last proper Citroen. With a few modern details they would still look bang up to date. One for the collection that lives in my head.