New, improved...

A forum for new members to introduce themselves to the rabble already onboard. Not compulsory!
Tell us a little about yourself, lie if you have to but keep it to just an introduction, not a car discussion.

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Junkman
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New, improved...

Post by Junkman » 24 Sep 2012, 12:23

...not.

I'm an expat Austrian calling England home and I have been an avid car nut for as long as I can remember.

I grew up around French cars. My grandparents had a Simca Chambord and an Aronde, both were later replaced with a 1501 Special Break.
An aunt of mine had a Renault Caravelle. My parents had a 2CV in 1961 and when I was a toddler, it got replaced with a Renault 16. In fact, my father bought the second Renault 16 ever to be sold in Germany (were we used to live back then), the first one went to the German writer Heinrich Böll. He then had a succession of R16s, the last one a TX which turned out to be my first car after he upgraded to an R30TX, because R16s were no longer made. My mother had a succession of Renault 4Ls, usually a regular one and about three or four fourgonettes for her business. She also had a succession of two Citroen H vans for that. Once they were empty nesters, the 30TX was replaced with a Fuego, which they still have after 30 odd years.
I restored several Citroen Traction Avants, among them one 15/6. Daily drivers included the above mentioned 16TX, I also had a few 4Ls, a Citroen GS, two Citroen CX Breaks, one of them bought new, a Peugeot 404, a 504, a 604, a 204 Break, three 405 GTXes, of which I currently still have one, a Break, and my latest acquisition is a BX 19 TXD Break.

I could warm up to a Peugeot 203 Break, which would be tax and MOT exempt in England nowadays, however, my French dream car would be a Facel Vega Excellence...
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1994 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 auto estate
1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate

citronut
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Re: New, improved...

Post by citronut » 24 Sep 2012, 12:39

welcome to the forum junkman

wow thats a far old lit you and your family have been through
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Regards, malcolm.

current ride a BX 1.7 TZD estate
1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years

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Re: New, improved...

Post by Hotrodelectric » 26 Sep 2012, 18:37

Hello, Junkman, from the US.
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Citroenmad
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Re: New, improved...

Post by Citroenmad » 26 Sep 2012, 20:43

That is a very French car full history you have had 8-)

We sold our last 4L about 4 years ago now and we still regret selling it!
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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:
64 C4 Cactus BlueHDi Feel Red
15 C3 Picasso 1.6HDi Exclusive
56 C5 2.0HDi 138 16v VTR Estate
95 C15 6-wheel
55 Traction 6H

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Junkman
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Re: New, improved...

Post by Junkman » 27 Sep 2012, 12:05

I know how you feel. I should have kept my last 'trelle, a 1969 pastel green one in mint condition! Would be tax exempt and everything now.
But alas.
I'll get me another one from France one of these days.
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1994 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 auto estate
1992 Citroen BX 19 TXD estate

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Welshy_Pete
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Re: New, improved...

Post by Welshy_Pete » 28 Sep 2012, 03:22

Hello welcome to the french car forum.
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