For $6250, This 1988 Citroën CX 2200 TRS Could Be Your One Shade of Grey (Market)
April 20, 2016 - Picnic Time
Grey marketplace cars like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën CX are always a hurl of a dice. Parts and use are mostly sketchy, though that can be overcome by exclusivity and uniqueness. That is, if a cost is right.
Rabbit season! Duck season! Rabbit season! Duck season! Well, apparently it’s really not Rabbit season, during slightest not when it comes to yesterday’s nicely kitted though pricy 1982 Rabbit Pickup that 68% of we ducked out on, withdrawal it with a Crack Pipe loss.
Do we know what we like about Volkswagen? It’s a name, there’s zero mysterious or stiff about it, it simply means People’s Car, accurately what it was dictated to be. we like a cut of a jib. What we don’t like is Citroën. You know why? It’s since of that damn ë.
You see a dual dots over a tip of it like My Favorite Martian’s freaky antennae? The dots are called a trema in French, or umlaut in Latin and are a pain in a donkey for me to have to remember to type. That’s since we don’t like essay about Citroëns. Argh, there it is again!
This 1988 Citroën CX 2200 TRS creates for an exception, as it appears purify and seems to have been federalized while still being delightfully funky.
The CX valid to be a extravagantly successful indication for Citroën, offering some-more that 130K in a initial year. This was a good thing, saying as it transposed a princely and hugely renouned DS.
The CX didn’t have as many tricks adult a sleeve as did a DS, though it still offering such Citroën quirks as a hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, DIRAVI speed tractable and self-centering (but not self-centered) steering, and a singular spoke steering circle to give we an easy perspective of a pod-based instrument binnacle. You also get a radio mysteriously dark sidesaddle in a core console and a convex back window that reminds me of an aged Dodge Dart Swinger.
This cream-on-tan CX has all of that and seems to be for all intents and functions unconditionally intact. Under a pointy muzzle lives a 2,165-cc SOHC 4 good for 113-bhp when new, and a five-speed primer tranny. This is a shorter, 112-inch wheelbase book and it should tip a beam during a medium 2,730 pounds. All rolled together that should make for a delayed automobile that’s during slightest interesting to expostulate if not all that quick.
The seller says a automobile has 98,000 kilometers on a clock, and that is about 60K in U.S. miles, that are a best ones. He also records that a automobile has no decay (Citroën started rust-proofing these cars in a early ‘80s), no accidents, and that it comes with a purify Texas title. Yee-haw, mon frere.
That pretension and a side pen lights prove that this competence have been a CINA (Citroën Importers of North America) car. we don’t consider that’s a box however, as we don’t consider CINA monkeyed with anything other than a higher-zoot Prestige models. Also, while a seller claims to have owned a automobile for 12 years, he apparently has also been perplexing to get absolved of it for a good bit of that time, including in 2012 when it done a approach to BaT during $7,250.
Here it is on Craigslist, and a full grand cheaper. Yes it still has a potion sunroof and a circle covers that demeanour like they were stolen from a cruise in a park, though altogether it appears to be a plain citizen, during slightest in a pics.
What’s your take on this cold aged Citroën and that $6,250 price? Does that seem like a understanding to need dramamine to drive? Or, is this CX only too rough to ask that much?
H/T to Patrick George for a hookup!
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