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    Is an 84 5 speed Prestige worth saving and rebuilding possibly with a turbo diesel transplant .Could have access to a sleeping carcass.

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    Only 4 things to check for:

    --completness
    --rust
    --rust
    --rust

    It's actually quite important it's complete as a lot of trims bits are unique on the prestige.

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    Default Point Taken Shane

    I take your point shane after fighting with the complexity of rust in a late rust free car Hate to think how bad an older car could be, but it is by report is an australian car complete except for head ex diplomatic transport and cheap scap value just the transport and storage pain . I will investigate . Thanks again on the flare kit info have ordered a kit
    P.S. the only babe I'll be getting in the back of one of my cars should be able to get in and out under her own steam
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    As Shane says, some of the Prestige bits are nigh-on unobtainable - however an 84 would never have had many of the extra stainless trims an earlier model would have - which makes things a bit easier.
    Usual CX rust spots, plus the possibility of rust under the vinyl roof (a delete option).
    Extra few inches wheelbase gives much softer ride.
    Factory diesel long wheelbase were called Limousine, not Prestige, and had slightly lower spec trim.

    (and I still have 3 chamois rhovyline Prestige door trims - no rhf - if anyone is looking for them )

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    A Prestige would certainly warrant some TLC, a relatively rare car, I've not heard of a 5 speed manual in Australia. You should find out more, and if you're not prepared to take it on, maybe someone here would be

    Certainly would enhance your growing collection - you know you want to

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    The Prestige is quite a rare car, and bloody expensive when new, it had all the gear that Citroen could throw at it, some of which was different than a CX Pallas.

    I think it is worth saving, cause of the rarity, don't expect it to be an economic proposition as the Prestiges I have seen for sale in Aus have been quite cheap, not much more than a standard CX, which is not much at present.

    My impression is that in years to come the Prestige will become more valuable, as will CX Turbo and GTI, don't hold ypour breath tho

    Please don't lert the body go to waste, somebody should be able to save it ?

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    Archrival, the phone No. I gave you for the tow bar also has a Prestige there.
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    A Prestige is certainly worth saving....

    Rust won't necesarily be a problem- My '82 model is a UK import and it hasn't even got bubbles in the bottom of the doors yet....

    If it is beyond repair, make sure it doesn't go to the crusher with the 'prestige specific' parts on, ie. roof liner trim, rear door liners, rear doors and gear box. (apparently the Prestiges had taller gears to cut down engine noise at speed)

    Has anyone tried importing Turbo Diesel front cuts???

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    A seriously good prestige in England will fetch between £3500, to £5000.
    A GTi turbo in the same condition will only get £2500 max.
    A prestige turbo however, is annother matter. Like the prestige, they were built to special order, but hardly any were made. There are only 5 in the country, and their owners don't want to sell! john s
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