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A delightfully retro and iconic Citroen BX14 Leader with just 28,939 miles.
Bertone designed body with plastic weight-saving body panels, plastic wrap-around bumpers, self-levelling hydropneumatic suspension, anti-dive/anti-lift geometry, manual ground control lever, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, protective side mouldings, single sweep windscreen wiper system with electric screen washer, door opening warning reflectors. Warning light system for oil pressure, hydraulic pressure, hydraulic fluid, water temperature, handbrake, choke and front brake pad wear. Dealer options; Unleaded fuel set up, remove leader decals from side, mud flaps, Tailblazer, over mats, radio cassette player.
The boxy shape of this iconic Citroen BX, penned by Bertone, is the ultimate 80’s throwback and represents a time when Citroen just did everything different. The BX 14 Series featured a range of three cars with the 1.4 petrol engine, this Leader model being mid-specification. Finished in Citroen Blanc, (Code EWT), the bodywork is beautifully straight with a superb unform finish. The lightweight plastic body panels are completely intact as is all trim, glass lights and badges. The first owner requested the supplying dealer to remove the Leader decals from the sides as confirmed on the vehicle order form still in the history file. Some light imperfections to the rear bumper are visible along with some touched-in marks. Supplying dealer branded number plates, tax disc holder and Total rear screen sticker adds a lovely touch of authenticity. A marvellous slice of Citroen quirkiness!
Typical Gallic soft furnishings and sumptuous comfort are found in this brilliant BX. The Chequered Cloth upholstery is beautifully clean with no rips or holes and only slight stretching to the fabric on the front seats has occurred. The fascia, door cards, carpet and headlining are all in super condition although one astray lid is missing in the rear door armrest. All controls and functions operate perfectly including the optional Sharp AN55 stereo cassette. The door and boot apertures are very clean with the factory stencilled codes intact and some touched in paintwork marks. A refreshing contrast to today’s firm seats, this plush and smooth-riding BX is an ergonomic indulgence.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1360cc engine as fitted to all BX 14 Series models is the renowned TU Series unit developing 72bhp and 109Nm or torque. In a car with an unladen weight of just 900kg, top speed is quoted at 101mph while 0-60mph is achieved in 13.4 seconds. The engine bay is very clean and still has the slam panel stickers and offside wing lip chassis stamp as well as the nearside inner wing paint code clearly visible. Having covered just 28,939 miles from new and cared for by Citroen specialists, every aspect of the car is in prime working condition including the perfectly operating suspension system to offer an exceptional, unique and fun driving experience! The five-speed gearbox is light and easy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted wheels and hubcaps are fully intact and in superb order and all four tyres are matching quality brand 165/70 R14 fitted new in 2021 with minimal mileage covered. The power operated braking system with outboard discs front and rear offer excellent stopping power.
Registered new on 20th April 1989 by Citroen Main Dealer, Pat Wilson & Co of Plymouth, this outstanding example has covered just 28,939 miles from new. The comprehensive history file began even before the car was registered and when prospective first owner, Mrs Stearn, had telephoned her local Citroen dealer to enquire about buying a new BX. A letter to her from the subsequent supplying dealer enclosed a quotation and days later the order was put in. The original new car order form specifies the dealer options as well as Mrs Stearns adamant request that the Leader decals be removed from the sides! This request was duly obeyed and the following new vehicle invoices confirms £6,644.00 paid for the car.
The car has been very well maintained throughout its life by Citroen Main Dealers and marque specialists, more so in recent years by highly respected Chevronics in Hitchin. In just the last two years comprehensive servicing and maintenance has been carried out to include timing belt in November 2021 and the suspension system with recent invoices for this period totalling over £3,500. The most recent service at Chevronics was carried out in July 2023. The large file of invoices dates back to 1990 when the first service was carried out and MOT records date back to the very first in 1992. The full Citroen book pack is present along with two keys and even an original Citroen BX 14 Series sales brochure. A true delight to traditional Citroen fanciers and without question, one of the best BX driving experiences you can get with very few factory correct examples remaining.