The Citroen CX is a rare car on UK roads these days. This GTi Turbo 2 model is especially rare! When did you last see one?
From the seller: “This is a rare Citroen CX Turbo 2 with the Maikonics upgrade (250hp and 320 ft-lbs of torque). This particular car has had several further upgrades during my ownership at considerable expense – a lightened flywheel, light action Helix clutch (rated at 350 ft-lbs), water-cooled turbo, remanufactured 16” turbo alloys and a very rare Quaife limited slip differential. So you’re bidding to buy a pretty special car!
I’ve owned this CX for just over 10 years and it’s been reliable throughout. It’s on the road and has been taxed and MOT’d each year. Current mileage is 179k, the clutch was replaced at 135k, I bought it at 128k.
Mechanically it’s in very good shape. The engine, gearbox and clutch are sound and strong. It has a stainless steel exhaust. Last year the upper and lower ball joints were done (both sides). About 4 years ago both rear arm bearings were replaced and the Diravi steering brain was overhauled. All the spheres are good. I’ve always tried to keep it driving nicely, because that’s what big Citroens do better than anything else!
Inside it’s black. The leather seats are worn at the front and need some attention, but the carpets, dash and door panels are fine. The headlining is good except it droops down a bit above the drivers head. All the important electrics work apart from the central locking, heated rear window, door mirrors and air conditioning. The 4 screen LCD also works but two of the displays aren’t legible (clock and outside temperature).
The colour is Cassis Nacre (blackcurrant) – the car was restored, painted and de-badged by a previous owner in about 2010, but it was originally silver grey. It’s an attractive colour and rare to see a CX in this colour. The paint is pretty good all round and the bodywork itself is straight. However, it does need some attention – there’s rust and several paint bubbles along the lip of the boot lid, on the bonnet, front wings, door bottoms etc. I fitted a replacement secondhand bonnet a few years ago but that needs some attention now due to rust (photos). The car has had various bits of welding done over the years, including the rear door shuts (photo).
Finally I’ve also got quite a lot of spares to go with the car if interested. These are available by separate negotiation. They include a rear right door (NOS), the rubber mouldings that go down the sides and along the boot lip, the badges, a secondhand boot lid, a spare engine, cylinder head, exhaust manifold, inlet manifold, turbo and wastegate, an oil cooler, some lights/lenses, ABS brain, ignition switch, a front seat etc etc. I’d prefer to sell them as one lot.”