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    Citroen RED BX19 16 Valve Bathurst Class Winner LOW KM'S Eligible FOR Club REG | eBay

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    Bought for just over $1300 can see the recent 16V BX from Cheltenham has changed hands and been listed @ $4500. Yes the crossmember does have cracks in it..

    No problem with people buying & selling. However the engine on this one is most likely still warm from the previous owner. If enthusiasts are not going buy and hold a car or put any money into it all... perhaps they'd be better off leaving the cars to other enthusiasts?

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    He's well known for being a backyard seller of used Citroens. As with any used car, I'd strongly suggest getting a respected mechanic to check the car over for you before entering any deal. I'm surprised the 205 guys didn't buy it for the engine if it sold for $1,300 last time around.

    If it checks out, I imagine the hardest bit would be find the right bumper for it. It's missing the 16valve bumper. I wonder how the crossmembers crack. I haven't heard of that one before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    He's well known for being a backyard seller of used Citroens. As with any used car, I'd strongly suggest getting a respected mechanic to check the car over for you before entering any deal. I'm surprised the 205 guys didn't buy it for the engine if it sold for $1,300 last time around.

    If it checks out, I imagine the hardest bit would be find the right bumper for it. It's missing the 16valve bumper. I wonder how the crossmembers crack. I haven't heard of that one before.

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    Originally there was a spare correct front bar, 4 doors, spare ABS unit. The orignal Ebay seller was a "good guy"

    I've driven the car myself, pretty sure was the only potential buyer to actually inspect. In short as far I could work out it's sat around for nearly 10 years after an earlier buyer "blew" up the engine coming home from buying it in Sydney. Cannot recall the exact story but this lead to a lot of work on the cylinder head. There's a leaking front passenger side front strut. There was a second hand one of these included in the mid Apr 2014 sale. And the a/c is not working. The Apr 2014 seller jacked the front of the car up to show me the crossmember crack. He thought you might be able to weld it up. There was some paperwork about a decade old from a Sydney Citroen specialist noting the cross member problem and recommending that the car not be driven without attending to this. There was a lot of receipts and part history when I inspected.

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    Seems like he's done nothing wrong here. He's bought a car for what he thinks is a cheap price and will attempt to make a profit. Has been going on since Adam was a boy. Good luck to him, he may only get the under bidders price for it in a few months time i.e. $1200. Who knows. Caveat Emptor will always prevail.
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    If references to the "crossmember" are supposed to mean the front subframe, cracks in these are not that uncommon. I've replaced a couple of really bad ones with second hand ones, and welded up a fair few.

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    I have a spare set of new Bougicord ignition leads for a BX16 Valve / Mi16. I'm wondering whether I should donate these to a buyer completing a purchase via the 'Buy It Now' button. Such a buyer would surely be a worthy recipient after demonstrating their ability to spend money with enthusiasm.
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    Looking at current prices for half decent 205 Gti's with many more miles, it is only a matter of time before the value of a half decent BX 16V meets and exceeds the asking price. The valver is, after all ( I am ducking low now) the consumate Cit sports car ( even compared to Activa's, CX turbos and SMs). For speed and handling, just add lightness (Chapman's philosophy). As for a Bathurst winner with a sunroof, unsure about that particular car. McLeod's Bathurst cars (1992) had the UK 160 HP engines rather than the OZ 148Hp ones. They pi--ed all over Brocky in his Pug factory prepared Mi16 and were circulating around Mt Panorama 1 second faster than Alan Moffat's 1970's lap record in a Falcon GT. How much is a Falcon GT worth?
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