Thursday, 17 May 2012

Citroën BX Sport

If the rumours are to be believed, this is the only Citroën BX Sport in the UK. The Sport was a special model destined for a limited run of 2,500 examples when mooted in 1985, although the braying public demanded more, with total figures reaching closer to 7,500. But they were all for the French market, Citroën claiming that they couldn't be built in right-hand drive because the steering linkage would foul the deep-lunged exhaust manifold. SuckSqueezeBangBlow suspects that the French just wanted to keep their halo model in their own toybox...
Why is it special? Well, it's got twin Solex carbs, a big-valve head with spikier cams and a lusty 126bhp. It's light, slippery, and can hit 120mph. Couple all that with Citroën's legendary hydropneumatic suspension and stark eighties styling and you've got something rather desirable. Apparently two BX Sports have previously been registered in the UK but neither is still in existence, so what we have here is something truly unique around these parts.
Five grand? Yeah, it's probably worth it. Click here.

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