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    Icon5 Memory test for the brisbane boys

    I am currently writing an article about a trip I did back in 1965 in my ID19 from Adelaide to A/S and Darwin then across into Qld and up to Mossman. Then it was an easy run home down the coastal 'highway' to Brisbane. There I found a very efficient Citroen dealer who was able to replace my broken (up near Cloncurry) engine mount bracket and the torn driveshaft boot. My memory of this trip is amazingly good but I can't recall the name of the dealer (quite a famous fellow as I recall)

    Any names come to mind?

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    Default Memory test for the Brisbane boys

    Hi,
    Brisbane was blessed for many years with an establishment called Maxim Motors, run by Jim Reddiex of World Cup Rally fame. Maxim Motors at one stage was the Citroen dealer in Australia, because everybody else had given up! Jim ran a very efficient operation, offering competent servicing, repairs and parts supply etc at very fair prices. Your experience was almost certainly with Maxim Motors.

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    Default Maxim Motors 44 Abbotsford Road Mayne

    In those days the only Citroen specialist was Maxim Motors headed by Jim Reddiex. Their location was 44 Abbotsford Road Mayne.

    I bought a 1956 model Big Six Citroen from Jim in 1964. At that point of time they predominately serviced Citroens. The workshop always had lot's of Ds's and ID's being repaired and serviced. The business later took on the additional franchise of Saab. They also did panel beating and reconditioned spheres.

    In that era D series cars were popular with graziers because they could drive the car over rough ground due to the supple suspension and long travel. They would bring their cars into Jim often for extensive repairs.

    I have attached a picture of the premises which is now operated by another company.


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    Thanks fellows, Maxim Motors it was. Whilst waiting for the work to be done I saw acouple of Ds with boilerplate undertrays below the transmission and sump. That looked like a great idea as more than once I had needed to stop and remove and panel beat the standard flimsy metal undertrays after they got pushed up onto the disc brakes, over rough roads.
    ' Oh those cars? They belong to graziers up in the gulf country. They can skid over anything at top speed. That one there holds the record from Burketown to Brisbane. None of the big V8s can get near them.'
    I see that the premises are now used by Chevron Cars - sounds like it could have a Citroen connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tresbon2 View Post
    I see that the premises are now used by Chevron Cars - sounds like it could have a Citroen connection?
    Was! Chevron Prestige was owned by Alec and Ian former employees of Maxim Motors, The building is now a furniture store - no hydraulics just springs and rubber, sound familiar

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    Chevron Motors was owned by a couple of ex-Maxims staff, one of a few Citroen-friendly businesses started up when Maxims were bought out and staff changes eventuated. For years Chevron very kindly provided a meeting room for the Citroen Car Club of Qld, and have supported the club in numerous ways. The premises has recently been sold, and as far as I know one of the owners has retired from motor trading and the business still has a "virtual" presence.


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    Ian is still working as a "seeker" and broker of vehicles, and still using the old Chevron Prestige Cars website.....
    The original Maxim Motors site was a couple of doors downhill from the brick multi level building.

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    Hi Fritzelhund,

    From my memory the original premises for Maxim Motors was at Newstead close to the massive wool storage sheds. They operated from a dwelling house. I remember buying parts for my Light 15 from that location in about 1962.

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