Exposure to Citroens is dangerous to your health!

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Exposure to Citroens is dangerous to your health!

Post by Six-cylinder » 09 Sep 2011, 19:06

My first brush with Citroens was because as I came to driving age my farther had a 1973L GS 1220 Club in metallic green, I did my driving practice on it and then when I passed my test I got to borrow it. My farther continued to have Citroens, several GSs, a Visa, GSA and BXs. I borrowed most of his cars for odd trips but bought too of then from him, the first was a 1976R GS Pallas in 1984 and the second a 1978S GSX2 in 1985. I then worked for a Citroen garage on the sales side and had a 1987 BX 16RS followed by a 1987 CX 20RE Familiale before changing jobs. Working for a Citroen garage gave me the chance to drive lots of different Citroens. Another job change saw me return to Citroen at the end of 1994 and into a company Xantia1.8 LX and in 2 years I got thought 10 Company Xantias and two ZXs! I took in part exchange a lovely low mileage 1988 2CV that had a new chassis under warrantee and bought it for myself. I did not have it long though because a friend wanted to buy it from me. While working at the garage I got to drive my first Traction as we looked after one for a customer who worked aboard and it needed exercising.

I left the motor trade at the end of 1996 and in 2002 I needed an economical run about to use alongside the Range Rover I had and chose a Visa Diesel, as I liked them when I sold them. That worked well for 2 ½ years.
In 2006 an impulsive eBay bid meant I owned a 1983 CX 2.4 I/E Pallas Auto. That started the whole Citroen thing a GS special, D Super (blue), CX 25 Familiale, Visa 10E, CX25 DTR, Visa 17RD, D Super (white), ZX 1.9D Avantage, ZX19D Avantage Auto, ZX TD Aura and Xantia V6 Exclusive followed.

Peugeots are rarer in my life and limited to just three owned, a 205 GRD and two 504 Cabriolets one I currently have.

Renaults are limited too, a beautiful Fuego GTS in 2004 and a lovely 1983 4GTL in 2005.

The current fleet is the Citroen CX 2400 I/E Pallas Auto, Visa 17RD, D Super(white), ZX 1.9TD Aura, and Xantia V6 Exclusive. Peugeot 504 Cabriolet.

Chris

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1985 Citroen CX 2500 I/E Auto
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1972 Citroen DS D Super

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Post by Dippy » 09 Sep 2011, 19:37

Hello, interesting read. cars look good .
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Post by Citroening » 09 Sep 2011, 20:13

Welcome Chris, and good to see you on here! :D

...and another Visa owner on the forum too - even better! :D :wink:
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Post by bxzx16v » 09 Sep 2011, 20:27

Welcome along , a very nice selection of Citroens there :D

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Post by DickieG » 09 Sep 2011, 20:58

Hi Chris, nice to see you here, I've been past your house quite a number of times and seen your Range Rover parked across the road. That road is an excellent test for any suspension if driven at speed let alone a Citroen, who needs a sphere pressure tester why you live there :lol:
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Post by addo » 09 Sep 2011, 23:18

That's one of the least bruised undertrays I've seen on a Dee, for a long while.
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Post by Citroenmad » 10 Sep 2011, 00:04

A very nice collection 8-)
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16 C4 Cactus BlueHDi Flair
05 C4 2.0 16v Exclusive
54 Audi A2 FSi SE
51 VW Passat V6 TDi Estate

Family Citroens:
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95 C15 6-wheel
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Post by Six-cylinder » 10 Sep 2011, 09:09

DickieG wrote:Hi Chris, nice to see you here, I've been past your house quite a number of times and seen your Range Rover parked across the road. That road is an excellent test for any suspension if driven at speed let alone a Citroën, who needs a sphere pressure tester why you live there :lol:


You are welcome to call in and say hello, I work from home and am often there during the daytime as well.

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1999 Citroen Xantia V6 Exclusive
1996 Citroen ZX TD Avantage Estate
1986 Citroen Visa 17RD
1983 Citroen CX 2400 I/E Auto
1985 Citroen CX 2500 I/E Auto
1978 Citroen GS
1974 Peugeot 504 cabriolet
1972 Citroen DS D Super

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Post by DickieG » 10 Sep 2011, 10:46

Six-cylinder wrote:You are welcome to call in and say hello, I work from home and am often there during the daytime as well.

Chris

Thanks very kind of you Chris, unfortunately the only time I'm around round your way is when I'm working and can't really stop off for a natter :(
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Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2011, 19:59

Hi Chris and a very warm welcome :D
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Post by citronut » 11 Sep 2011, 09:47

hi Chris nice to see you here also,

its also nice to see some proper citroen's on here :shock: :lol: :wink:


regards malcolm (fingers) well some anyhow :roll:
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Post by vince » 11 Sep 2011, 19:11

Awesome history and collection 8-) Im sure im in the wrong job :lol:

Welcome :wink:
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Post by davetherave » 11 Sep 2011, 19:57

Nice little collection! Welcome :D
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Post by myglaren » 11 Sep 2011, 21:39

:welc:


I recognise your DS - have some photo's of it to show my cousin when I next see her (every ten years or thereabouts).
She is called Geraldine and has a "Gel" number plate on her Pug - we always called her Gel when we were kids.
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