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    Default We were lucky to get out of this one............

    "We were lucky to get out of this CX.................."









    ............said the two rabbits that run out the this CX 2400 GTi as it was picked up.

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    Sorry if the title was a bit misleading, but I had to tell the story of picking this CX up. The CX above used to be one we used in the early 90s, until the double relays were intermittent and the next CX came along. Anyway it has been parked up on a farm for several years and a phone call yesterday meant we had to pick it up and haul it away (as machinery needed to do some alterations on the farm).

    When we got there it was decided to the car too far gone and was scrap. It was suggested that as the car we bogged down and very difficult to drag out, that the driver with a grabber that was there would lift it out. As he began to atempt to lift it he realised it was too heavy to lift, but not after peeling the roof back like a sardine can!! Resulting in the rusty pillars taking the brunt of the damage along with the door and windows as you can see. Chaos!

    And back to my first sentence, moments later two hidden rabbits leap out of the car and ran away!!

    Unfortunately, now the car has been export to Japan as a small metal cube , after salvalaging some spares of course! The car was a sad sight, but as Smiffy will verify we have way too much stuff and not nearly enough room, so it had to go. Would have made an interesting convertible though!

    Sorry if this read is a bore, but I felt posting something and thought some might find this interesting or amusing.

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    Funny thing is, another 20 years and that story would almost feature in Classic and Sportscar... Of course, then the intention would be restoration.

    How the car sank into that damp, soft ground reminds me what a great country Australia is.

    Regards, Adam.

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    CX GTi, the best CX version, too! Plenty of grunt but none of that fussy turbo crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo
    Funny thing is, another 20 years and that story would almost feature in Classic and Sportscar... Of course, then the intention would be restoration.

    How the car sank into that damp, soft ground reminds me what a great country Australia is.

    Regards, Adam.
    Phew, what a relief; I was expecting some painting tips from Adam and Shane trying to figure how many hours it would take to restore.
    Instead all I can see from Shane is...........



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    Such a sad sight and a rare GTI too. Shane will cry when he sees this one.
    Such a waste of a car?

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    Erm.....What could you salvage from that!

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    Hey weston89, tell us about the ID19 in the background of the third photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson
    CX GTi, the best CX version, too! Plenty of grunt but none of that fussy turbo crap.

    Roger
    Envy is a terrible thing Hey it could be worst, I might have to lower myself to driving an oversized BX that you can't find oil filters too

    Can't help but to agree the CX GTi would be a nice car though. There's actually no maitenance or reliablity issues with the turbo'd car over the rest of them ................ Yeah there all equally unreliable .... A bit like the early DS19's though the very early soft riding CX pallas's are nice and simple with more than adequate power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Envy is a terrible thing Hey it could be worst, I might have to lower myself to driving an oversized BX that you can't find oil filters too

    Can't help but to agree the CX GTi would be a nice car though. There's actually no maitenance or reliablity issues with the turbo'd car over the rest of them ................ Yeah there all equally unreliable .... A bit like the early DS19's though the very early soft riding CX pallas's are nice and simple with more than adequate power.

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    I thought that would get a reaction from you! Let me document the envy more fully . . .

    "Oversized BX". It's worse than that, it's an oversized BX on a 605 floorpan. Why on earth does an XM need a bloody great transmission tunnel? But it is an awful lot cooler than a certain CX turbo I know. That's cooler in the sense of inside temperature rather than stylishness. I accept that a CX is more stylish than an XM, but at least an XM looks more like a Citroen than does a Xantia.

    "All equally unreliable". Yes.

    "Early DS19's" Now which one of us is displaying the envy?

    Seriously though, the most right feeling CX I have driven is a series 1 GTi. Quite enough power, good control, just felt good on the road. I have driven a couple of turbos (T1 and T2) and they are just a bit too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson
    Hey weston89, tell us about the ID19 in the background of the third photo.

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    I can readily agree with Dominic that they really don't have the space for yet annother car, as they have a yard full of cars that woould make you all DROOL!!!!!
    H van, 2cv, Dyane, ID, DS, CX, AX, BX, Xantia, Traction, SM, Rosalie (rear wheel drive Cit) and many many others!!!!
    Tony weston, (dom's dad) runs a citroen repair buisness, who did all the welding on my CX turbo. When I went to collect my car from him, I got a lift back in the ID19 in that photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    Such a sad sight and a rare GTI too. Shane will cry when he sees this one.
    Such a waste of a car?
    Ok, I give up, who is that in the avatar?? john s
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    Ok, I give up, who is that in the avatar?? john s
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    But I like chatshow charlie!!, too bad the party he led was a bunch of back stabbing sh*ts!!! john s
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    Maybe he should have looked up the guy who did this resto job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Maybe he should have looked up the guy who did this resto job.


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    Whoops, forgot you were a born again Reg Varney


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    There are 4 of those in Australia!! mine took me 6 years to rebuild, and I even appeared in a film with it! john s
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    Whats the upkeep like on a CX GTI - are they unreliable as you say Shane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED
    Whats the upkeep like on a CX GTI - are they unreliable as you say Shane?

    Joel
    No more unreliable than any other 20year old car.... and the turbo is certianly no more unreliable than that. Rogers just scared of the grunt the CX's got that's all I'll drop the caravan on the back of it next time he drives it so it's not to fast for him (Ang is scared of it's power too, so I guess I understand ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED
    Erm.....What could you salvage from that!

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    In all not a lot a very small pile of bits. Headlight glass, some interior tirm, etc. Not much to show for 26 yrs!!

    Dom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson
    Hey weston89, tell us about the ID19 in the background of the third photo.

    Roger
    It's a '66/'67 (Can't remember off the top of my head) green fuild ID. Has had some black leather seats put in before we bought it (now looking for door cards) and needs a bit of TLC to the bodywork, but runs nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Rogers just scared of the grunt the CX's got that's all I'll drop the caravan on the back of it next time he drives it so it's not to fast for him .

    seeya,
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    Yeah, after a 50s DS19 even a 2CV is overpowered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTON89
    In all not a lot a very small pile of bits. Headlight glass, some interior tirm, etc. Not much to show for 26 yrs!!

    Dom
    Please tell me you grabbed the computers out of it... There's a guy over on the Aussie bulletin board desperatly trying to find a Thomas Brandt ignition ECU for his 2500 GTi.

    I'm happy to give any Series I CX GTi Turbo computers a good home if anyone has them too

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    PS: Roger, you know I'm only sh!t stiring right Everyone knows a DS19 is far faster than a 2cv .... The only thing slower than a 2cv is a Poogoe 205
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Roger, you know I'm only sh!t stiring right Everyone knows a DS19 is far faster than a 2cv .... The only thing slower than a 2cv is a Poogoe 205
    Um, wasn't I the one that started it by stirring you?

    The only Poogoes I would consider getting around in are a 404 or 504.

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