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    Default Bushfires destroy classics

    Sad to report that the Cudlee Creek bushfire in SA just before Christmas totalled my classic car collection. Three less Citroens. An ordinary CX, a very rare and in pristine condition BX 1.7 TD diesel and a rare, but needing a lot of body work GS 5 speed.

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    So sorry that this has happened. Hope you and yours are safe and you can begin your new collection before long.

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    Terrible news! sympathy. A fire doesn't leave much.
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    So sorry to hear that. Fires are a bugger.

    Best wishes for the reconstruction!
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    Very sorry to hear that Erik. As you say - 3 less Citroens in Australia.

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    The cars can be replaced fortunately.... But did you manage to save the house so you have somewhere to live ....

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, Eric. I couldn't see the pictures because AussieFrogs travels a lot slower than a bushfire.

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    We lost the house too. That also was upsetting.

    Does anyone want to sell me a nice D series to help me get over my losses?

    Erik

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    Erik,

    terrible news about the cars and your house. The important thing is you and your family are OK. Cars can be replaced - usually.
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    Yes I know, but it was easier when I just stumbled upon the cars instead of actually having to decide on a single replacement car, with insurance money in my pocket.

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    Actually I don't think the BX 1.7 TD can be replaced easily????

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    Hi Erik, I have a mate who has a 23 EFI 5S Pallas for sale and its only about 15k from Cudlee Creek, It runs well but the body needs a tidy up.

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    Thanks Brian. That would ordinarily be convenient except that the reason no-one defended the property was that I shifted to Wollongong 2 years ago, but didn't have room for the cars. I'm interested in him/her sending me some pics and details if they want to
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    I'd also be interested in a good BX 16 valve.

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    Erik, I don't think any of your cars can be replaced easily - but isn't that at least partly why you owned them? Not much point in holding onto Kingswoods or Falcons .

    It's good to hear that your insurance company is settling quickly - I've no doubt that a lot of stories about insurance companies being "difficult" will come out over time.

    Good luck in the search for replacements - amazing what's out there, as this recent thread proves: DS Safari. Looks like a solid one.

    Have you tried the various state Citroen clubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikbm View Post
    We lost the house too. That also was upsetting.

    Does anyone want to sell me a nice D series to help me get over my losses?

    Erik
    Phew, you still have somewhere to live. Will you rebuild Don't rush the replacement cars, find something that really appeals before you take the plunge .... There has been a series 1 CX prestige GTi Turbo advertised for sale for some time (now that would be special).

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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    So sad to hear of your loss.

    After being on another marque forum, where several members have been spending weeks having to evacuate/ return/ be ready to evacuate again, and have described trying to fortify and re-fortify their houses and move their prized possessions and cherished cars, in some cases a couple of times, it is obvious from their posts that regardless of their level of stress what has impacted them most is when theyíve had to separate from their loved ones who are trying to fight the fires. It could seem much better that you werenít there to try to defend.

    Good luck with replacing your prized possessions.

    P.s. Is there a GS on the Australian GS/A Register that I should now be marking as gone?
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    p.p.s. If you decide instead to look for a GS, I know of a collector in NSW who is wanting to re-house a relative’s cars, and is considering selling a couple of rare GS’s to accommodate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikbm View Post
    Thanks Brian. That would ordinarily be convenient except that the reason no-one defended the property was that I shifted to Wollongong 2 years ago, but didn't have room for the cars. I'm interested in him/her sending me some pics and details if they want to
    [email protected]

    I'd also be interested in a good BX 16 valve.
    Hi Erik. I saw this BX 16 valve on Gumtree a week or so back. Seems to be still there. I know nothing about it and have no connection.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glas...989/1236066333
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    Thanks yes, I had seen that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    Hi Erik. I saw this BX 16 valve on Gumtree a week or so back. Seems to be still there. I know nothing about it and have no connection.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glas...989/1236066333

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    Hi Bruce, I doubt it was ever on the register. I got it from a guy in Adelaide. It was a yellow 5 speed. It had had bits of the body already cut out and all the glass was out of it. I had a feeling it may have had a NSW number plate with it, but it wouldn't have been registered for 15 years I would have thought.

    I AM partial to a GS, but it would have to be a special car. I am happy to know what your friends have on offer.
    Regards, Erik

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    P.s. Is there a GS on the Australian GS/A Register that I should now be marking as gone?

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    Hi Erik
    I’ve messaged you a name and number.
    I have a vague recollection of being told of a yellow GS in SA about the time you acquired. Can’t remember if I’d been told it had a vinyl roof, or if it’s owner was going back to NZ.
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    Sorry to hear of the loss, and we have friends in the area, haven't heard yet how they fared. I trust you are getting any help you need in the aftermath of the fires.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikbm View Post
    We lost the house too. That also was upsetting.

    Does anyone want to sell me a nice D series to help me get over my losses?

    Erik


    Have you seen this, Erik?


    https://www.justcars.com.au/cars-for...gon/JCW5070372

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    Hello again Erik,

    There is also this GS in SA but I suppose you have seen it. Again I have no connection to this and know nothing about it.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...Type=Spotlight
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    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    Hello again Erik,

    There is also this GS in SA but I suppose you have seen it. Again I have no connection to this and know nothing about it.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...Type=Spotlight
    That's a lovely looking GS. Looking at those pictures makes me wonder if anyone is re manufacturing the steering wheels for them yet.

    seeya,
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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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