A pioneer in every area he turned his mind to, Andre Citroen was
served by his inquisitiveness, determination, and willingness to
take risks. He established one of the most remarkable automakers
the world has ever seen and rose to become one of history's most
successful industrialists. For 9 years the CITROEN badge was in
lights on the Eiffel Tower making it the world's largest billboard
for those years.
For consignment, a Citroen BX14 TGE complete with hydropneumatic
suspension adjustable to 3 positions, a hatchback, and room enough
for the entire family, and their belongings.
With a chiseled design making heavy use of square and rectangles,
this car is sculpted to be a 5 door saloon hatchback. All draped in
red with black trimmings, a rear spoiler and rear fender skirting,
it looks just a bit unusual, but for the dual chevron company, it
was well within the norm. The neoprene front bumper is totally
devoid of chrome and has a swept back angled rearward design that
is only found on Citroen. Some damage to the bumper can be seen on
the passenger wheel well where this bumper meets the well. A rear
spoiler and 14-inch silver painted steel wheels, and the remainder
of the car being boxy design, we give you viva la France!
A swing of the doors and more artistic license is throughout. Seen
on the panels is a nice mixture of smooth charcoal gray vinyl for
the sills and molded door pulls/armrests. In the mood section
broadcloth with what this writer would best describe as a snowy TV
reception pattern in different shades of gray attract attention.
This broadcloth continues to be utilized in the seating arrangement
with curvaceous front buckets with the broadcloth pattern on the
inserts, and smooth charcoal gray fabric covering the bolsters. In
the back is a 2 plus 2 bucket/bench in the similar pattern as the
front buckets. A small molded plastic center console races through
the buckets and houses the parking brake and shift lever. This
greets the dash in the center where an aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio
now resides along with some storage, ash receptacle, and temp
wheels. In front of the 1 spoked steering wheel is a simplistic
dash with a few analog gauges and plenty of warning (aka idiot)
lights. The headliner is a mini tiger skin pattern in light and
dark gray. It's tight but may be suffering from some mold growing
on it. Alouette, gentille alouette...
Under the hood is a small 1361cc 4-cylinder engine stuffed in an
unrestored engine bay. This has a single 2-barrel carburetor on
top, and a 5-speed manual transmission on back. Va vite!
Pretty much all aero panels throughout, rust free stamped steel for
the floor pans and rockers which show slight fading and patina.
Hydropneumatic suspension is on all 4 corners and has 3 adjustment
settings which are controlled on the console. Disc brakes are on
front, and drums for the back.
This car started easily and the suspension jumped to life
defaulting to its highest setting. Off to the test track where it
accelerated smoothly and has solid braking. The ride is on a cloud
like air environment and all 3 settings worked well. Noted are a
few Lucas-like electrics in the radio, which was inoperable as was
the rear wiper, turn signals and fog lights. Tant pis pour
l'electricite fran�aise I'd say.
A rarely seen example from a very forward thinking French car maker
and industrialist artist. The hydropneumatic ride suspension is
very nice, and the exterior is rust free and fairly straight
suffering just a few dents and dings. Frowns for the electrics that
are non functioning, but the interior remains nicely preserved. Bon
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.
1991 Citroen BX
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