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    Hi all
    my new CX25 GTI Turbo is on its way to Melbourne.
    Purchased in the uk and had some works done to it prior to leaving. I have had inter-cooler added and AC added and extensive mechanical restoration works done.
    The CX turbo 1 is rare now and being my favourite CX I had to search far for one in good condition.
    I have collated most of its history and spoken to the two previous owners. I have the original owner's books and magazine articles it was featured in.
    The colour is blue romantique and black leather interior. The side mouldings were removed by the 2nd previous owner whilst being repainted and not replaced unfortunately. But I will try to get used to this look.

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    Congratulations on your new car and what an amazing find! I'm sure there are more Series 1 CXs in Australia on the road than in the UK. Looking forward to tracking its progress.
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    Well done Adrian on your fine looking classic citroen. Top marks for what sounds like an exciting international search. Did you see it in person before buying or was it all via the computer? If the later, did it meet your expectations. I love the CX and have always dreamed of a turbo that looked like a pallas. I think yours looks great without the side strips as they only distract from a very sophisticated form. . Be careful at the supermarket though. Now you just need to change the wheels for those great looking ie ones. Would love to see some more pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deesse View Post
    . Now you just need to change the wheels for those great looking ie ones. Would love to see some more pics.
    Those wheels are the genuine turbo equipment. Why change them?
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    They make the car! Note the T.

    I bet they're metric, too!

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    Yes they are for that odd sized TRX tyre!
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    £249 each via Longstone in the UK.

    That's $379.

    ...but if you buy the tyres in Euros it's €282.00.

    And that's $367. Much better!
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    Fortunately the tyres on the front are 2012 new stock from longstone and the rear near new. TRX 390 210/55 factory spec.


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    Keep the wheels, they look fantastic. Sure you will have to pay for the TRX tyres but then you have the best of both worlds, superb classic car wearing very good classic tyres. I had a set on a Pug 504 I had and it transformed it and I have driven an old CX with a set of TRX on it which turned it into a soft riding go kart

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    If that's the car I think it is ................ Keep the TRX's ..... Isn't that the spectacular CX that has been featured in various magazine road tests, even only a couple of years back. I could link it's history over to the CX forum, only that forums been down for sometime now. I read the first line of this and thought "Oh no .... a CX from the UK would be completely rotted out these days" ....................... But no you have probably found one of the very few good cars left over there

    I can't remember, the owner also has the all black turbo with the maichonics kit.... Is this car also a maichonics conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    They make the car! Note the T.

    I bet they're metric, too!

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    The steering wheel arm has the same motif doesn't it?
    Its a great little bit of decoration!
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    I suppose you bought it for the suspension , I read they used the same setup on the Silver Shadow, It must be good

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    The Silver Shadow uses a very different system. It still uses the Citroen hydraulics but the springing is still by steel springs, the ride height is controlled by rams the top of the spring sits in. It also would go quite a bit quicker than a Silver Shadow, another reason to buy it. There, back on topic
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    It's nice to know the CX is still loved to the point of someone importing one in 2013 from the other side of the planet.

    Defnitely my favourite option among the Series 1 (along with the Prestige).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    If that's the car I think it is ................ Keep the TRX's ..... Isn't that the spectacular CX that has been featured in various magazine road tests, even only a couple of years back. I could link it's history over to the CX forum, only that forums been down for sometime now. I read the first line of this and thought "Oh no .... a CX from the UK would be completely rotted out these days" ....................... But no you have probably found one of the very few good cars left over there

    I can't remember, the owner also has the all black turbo with the maichonics kit.... Is this car also a maichonics conversion?

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    Hi Shane, yes it's been featured in magazines, which I have copies of, so it's more than likely the car you have seen. It was owned by Patrick Rugg for some years. It does not have the maichonics kit conversion as far as I'm aware.


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    It needs a new radiator and I will have the injectors cleaned. I want to fit cruise control. At this stage Im not sure who I should have do these items and or it's ongoing servicing. My preference would be to have one person look after it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    It's nice to know the CX is still loved to the point of someone importing one in 2013 from the antipodes.

    Defnitely my favourite option among the Series 1 (along with the Prestige).
    Under appreciated future classic, the last true Citroen with the complete culmination of all the Citroen technological features. A superb comfortable GT and a delight to drive. Lets hope she is reliable!


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    no, those wheels just don't look round to me. Love the black leather interior though

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    Quote Originally Posted by deesse View Post
    no, those wheels just don't look round to me. Love the black leather interior though
    You'd soon know it if they were square!!!!!!
    Cheers Gerry

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    I love the wheels they are completely unique to the CX turbo, apart from the cost of the tyres and the 210/55 should provide excellent road holding.


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    Morning-Oh how sad a World it is when most people who own the 'popular head turners' -and paid PLENTY for them will never have the good fortune of driving /own/appreciate a REAL car.

    I really hope that the TRX's don't have whatever it is in the mix of the recent Michies that causes them to crack hopelessly -even when they are not driven.

    Cheers,

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    Get him to buy a new radiator if you can find one on ebay UK and throw it in the boot. There an alluminium radiator over there, it's likely rotted away rather than leaky/blocked (it's amazing what road salt does). Running issues are more likely to be dodgy electrical connections rather than blocked injectors.

    You'll need a (much more expensive) stepper motor driven cruise control as the vacuum actuator based setups wont' work on a turbo charged car.

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    May I ask how you managed to get the car here and what the cost involved was to get it here and registered? I've been contemplating importing a DS that way but haven't really got an idea what's involved.

    Nice car by the way!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bas View Post
    May I ask how you managed to get the car here and what the cost involved was to get it here and registered? I've been contemplating importing a DS that way but haven't really got an idea what's involved.

    Nice car by the way!!
    Firstly start with a shipping agent, I use Cargo Online. They will help you with all the information required and process. There is a fair amount of documentation and regulations to follow. You must understand these before purchasing a car. Get a quote from them including all the importation costs, then add the cost of compliance checks/works then add registration. You should budget 3k+++. If you are worried about costs, buy a car here.


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