CX wreck on ebay in Tassie
  • Help
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger! mattg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Port Macquarie NSW
    Posts
    191

    Default CX wreck on ebay in Tassie

    This may be of interest to those over the Ditch.

    Advertisement


    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/CX-PALLAS-CIT...QQcmdZViewItem
    MattG
    2002 Xsara VTS

  2. #2
    Good Sport danielsydney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    4,918

    Default

    it has the engine,starter motor, exhaust system, gearbox, air suspension system and a whole lot more.

  3. #3
    Fellow Frogger! ajpolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Launceston, Tasmania
    Posts
    292

    Default

    Where the heck is Mt Seymour?
    Current:
    1999 406SV (D8)
    Previous:
    1986 BX19GT

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger! ajpolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Launceston, Tasmania
    Posts
    292

    Default

    Found it now. Damn! $5.
    Only need to pressure the parents to store it. Hmmm...
    Any hints as to how old it may be? Also for the citroen literate, what other "features" would this car have?
    Current:
    1999 406SV (D8)
    Previous:
    1986 BX19GT

  5. #5
    Fellow Frogger! Paul Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    624

    Default

    It costs very little to get a car across on the boat these days and going CXs are literally being GIVEN away on this side of the pond - that one looks as though it has had a hard time - I don't see a carby on the engine for starters - I think you would be much better off buying a cheapie that was running and getting it down there - this is really only a spares car (at best)

    Paul
    Paul Smith

    1974 DS23 EFI BW Auto
    1974 G Special 1220


    http://www.simplicitas.com.au

  6. #6
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,748

    Default

    Definatly NOT a restorer.... If your thinking it's a good car to clean up, it is VERY expensive at 5bux .... They'd be wanting to pay you thousands to take it.

    You can be very good CX's for very little $$$$. That's a parts car ..... And not much of a parts car by the looks of it (no doubt anything worth having is well gone).

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/90325-best-project-car-you-have-ever-seen.html
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

  7. #7
    Fellow Frogger! ajpolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Launceston, Tasmania
    Posts
    292

    Default

    Yeah, 'twas only wishful thinking anyway, I don't have the income for such a project, and certainly not one this big - maybe in a year or two's time though.
    Current:
    1999 406SV (D8)
    Previous:
    1986 BX19GT

  8. #8
    1000+ Posts edgedweller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    CLARE SA
    Posts
    2,324

    Default

    woooh there AJ.

    Seeing as how it's there and your there and you have possible storage you may be well advised to have a look.

    The ad suggests that this is an almost complete car.

    What would stop you dismantling it piece by piece, cleaning, assessing, storing these part for later use?

    When the time comes you can buy a similar/same model and be streets in front to restore that vehicle, in the mean time start work restoring the seats, floor coverings and anything else that might need it.

    Starting with a no/low cost car is a great place to start motoring.

    Think of the skills you could be developing.

    Worth a go.

    cheers ed ge

    Ps. greed has struck me, you could even profit by selling it piece by piece.
    Last edited by edgedweller; 12th August 2005 at 08:56 PM.

  9. #9
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,748

    Default

    Your not wrong Ed...

    It would be good project if you live on a bit of land, if you can get it running and drive it around on some private land (learning how it all works) it could be well worth while.

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

  10. #10
    1000+ Posts edgedweller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    CLARE SA
    Posts
    2,324

    Default

    I just had another, closer look at the ad and who ever put this together is not dull.

    A list of the so called 'one or two fiddly bits missing' would be interesting...
    carby included.

    If the car has been ransacked forget it.

    And can any one attest the 'rareness' of this vehicle, any guess as to year or model?

    Have a guess that this vehicle is owned by possession rather than registration.

    Whadda ya reckon? Couple hundred and a carton of beer?

    ed ge

  11. #11
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,748

    Default

    It's an aussie spec C-matic, you can tell because it has the additional brake accumulator which only aussie spec C-matics had.... Also I can't see the shaft driven hydraulic pump there ...

    Maybe the parts are in the boot ... Certainly I wouldn't pay more than $5 bux for it, anymore and you would want to be buying it for something (eg: a headlight that's broken on your car ...)...

    Maybe if you had a C-matic CX that you wanted a parts car for (depending on what is missing from this one) you *might* even pay a couple of hundred bux (eg: you want the headlights and electro-valve... Possibly that's already gone though).

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

  12. #12
    1000+ Posts edgedweller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    CLARE SA
    Posts
    2,324

    Default

    They have three cars, all in a similar state of undress, go figure?

    ed ge

    and tarot readings.........mmmmmmmmm

    and get that weber carby thrown in.

  13. #13
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    melbourne
    Posts
    602

    Default

    Don't see an oil filler cap, who knows what evils have been getting in the engine, and no plug leads, and maybe no plugs, and is that a broken water pump housing ? and where is the dizzy, (can't remember where it should be ).

    would be hard to shift without all the tyres on it too.

  14. #14
    CitroŽn, what else? smiffy1071's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bristol/England!
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Neither of my 2 spares cars were THAT bad, 1, I drove home, and the other, was trailered, but I had it up and running in 20mins. I would only consider buying something that horrendous, if it were real cheap or free, and only if the spares left on it were any use, or not available anywhere else.
    The ID19 I'm getting is a good example. It really is a heap of shyte, but I suspect the engine and box are low mileage, and in good order. Oh, and it's free! john s
    2005 C5 2.0 VTR Hdi 138, 1986 Kawasaki GPz 750G2

  15. #15
    Fellow Frogger! Ranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Launceston Tas
    Posts
    143

    Icon13

    IMO This is a very expensive $5.00 car,
    Mt Seymour is not quite at the end of the earth, but its only a local phone call away. its out in the sticks about 20km south east of Oatlands its the sort of place where the locals (both of them)sit on their verandahs in their rocking chairs cradleing a 12 gauge waiting for travelling salesmen or callers with religion,
    To remove the Cit one would need a full day and help (muscles) to load it on a trailer its about 100Km from Hobart or 150 Km from Launceston or 250Km from the boat at Devonport add up trailer costs, tow vehicle fuel and the time needed, it becomes a very expensive exercise indeed, only for the Very,very dedicated or demented!!

    Regards Ranger
    "The defendant is no gentleman, but that is neither here nor there. We find for the defendant, much as we dislike him." A.P. Herbert

  16. #16
    Fellow Frogger! mattg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Port Macquarie NSW
    Posts
    191

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mattg
    This may be of interest to those over the Ditch.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/CX-PALLAS-CIT...QQcmdZViewItem

    Sorry about the ditch thing the pond is the term I was after.

    Cheers
    MattG
    2002 Xsara VTS

  17. #17
    Ashtray Polisher donat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,475

    Default

    This is a rare one, not often these come up to be wrecked.
    Liar!
    1972 SM
    1989 BX 16 Valve

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •