Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Euro Saxo

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

I'm pretty sure that this is the first Saxo ever to feature on SuckSqueezeBangBlow. Hell of a way to bring the model into the fold though, isn't it?
With the unfortunate reputation that the Saxo earned in the late nineties and early noughties, you can understand how it's been sidelined by many as a questionable chav-wagon. But that rep just adds to the character of this beautifully finished Citro├źn; the engine bay is a work of art, shaved and wire-tucked with the light glinting from the four-branch manifold and those shiny trumpets. The lowness is attributed to an air-ride setup, while the chunky VTS arches are filled by polished Schmidts. The exterior features a variety of unique details that represent hours upon hours of work - that shortened rear number plate recess, for example - while the interior is a world away from the standard budget appointments, stuffed as it is with a custom double-cowl dash, leather-trimmed Cobra buckets, rollcage, Audi steering wheel and all manner of other intricacies.
Forget what you think you know about Saxos. They can look like this, and that's something to be celebrated.

Spotted at the 2014 Players Classic - click here for more photos.

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