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Reims autojumble - mainly Citroen BXs


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#1 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:23 PM

I went to Reims autojumble the other day for the first time. It was a bit rubbish, and the weather was appalling. I took a few photographs of the 'old car' parking bit, but mostly these were Citroen BXs. I don't think I've ever seen a BX at 'a show' in the UK so I got a bit excited. Anyway, here are some photographs.

 

This one is a Citroen BX. It has horrid Morette headlamps. Meh.

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This Mk1 TRS was nice enough though. Mk1 GT wheels set it off, eh?

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Proper! Almost a spit of my car, but its an RS with the slightl plainer interior. Lovely, though

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Some more. A Millesime on the left (note small lhm patch) and something like a TuRD on the right. Both nice enough. Yep.

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Early, one-year-only Ami Huit with slidey front windows (and MUFF)

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This looked really tidy, and was for sale at €2000. Quite TEMPT but I don't even have €200 to my name

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This dans son jus R16 was absolutely fantastic. It's an early one with the waffley dashboard etc and it looked great. Much nicer than my one.

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There lots of things like this for sale in the jumble itself. Also quite TEMPT but I keep forgetting I already have one shit old French moped with no hope of ever going back on the road so what is point?

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#2 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:34 PM

Worth a trip sometime or meh?

 

Funny how the base models in solid colours appear the more desirable. I was at a French show in late 2017 and whilst there was a field of 2CV and plenty of Tractions - not many of the later DS and subsequent LM based cars apparent. Maybe the (green) tide is turning and getting more cherished. Plenty of Xantias about on the roads still when I was in France last week.

 

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:36 PM

Hardly any 'old stuff' for sale, and very few cars at all, but one guy had a load of cyclecar type stuff for not outrageous prices. There were two tandem Quadrilettes, but I really liked the Fournier in the middle - €16,500

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One of these. Meh.

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I really liked this accessoried, Oily Rag 2cv driving school car inside

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I spent more time in the car park bit on day two, and there was lots of interesting stuff (not just BXs) on show. This R5 looked great but had the inferior floor-change.

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Nice to see the UK-reg'd FOU winning Alpine was there

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A BX!!!!!!!

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This one had the dash change etc and I would have loved to bring it home

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Er, another BX. I fucking love BXs

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A 'groin' almost identical to my old one. Whatever happened to that in the end, does somebody on here still have it?

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This bike is called a 'Testi' and that made me laugh, so here it is

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Finally, this flappy boot 104 was fs for €1200 on my way out. Probably should have had this tbh, it looked great

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Right, that's it, cheers!

 


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1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1965 Citroen Ami Break
1965 Morris Minor 1000
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)

1966 Humber Sceptre 'Grey Haggie'

1969 Renault 16 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1996 Citroen Xantia Break


#4 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:40 PM

Btw there is a company in France now selling kits so 2CV's can go all electric.

 

I suppose if someone told you a joke whilst sitting on that bike you could say you were Testi-ckled pink.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:12 PM

Probably should have had this tbh, it looked great

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:19 PM

That Fournier looks a little bit like a scaled down version of your Palladium.  There's a sentence I never thought I'd write.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

Was the gypsy testicle moped for sale?  Not seen one like that before, interesting little thing - that exhaust is an odd setup for a 2-stroke.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:01 PM

104 oof



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:24 PM

nice citreons there..


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:46 PM

I love that Gti with yellow Morettes.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

That 104 is ACE!! As is that early 16. I'd love some proper old base spec French tin like either of those. Wouldn't kick that miserable looking Alpine out of bed too.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:16 PM

Citroen was certainly outclassed by Renault in the 70s by the 5. I'd love one, who bought that one in Northern France three or four years ago on the forum?

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:23 PM

Was the gypsy testicle moped for sale?  Not seen one like that before, interesting little thing - that exhaust is an odd setup for a 2-stroke.

 

The silencer looks similar to the flattened pan like affair fitted to my Puch MS50D. I think some scooters had ones like that too.

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

This event looks ace if you like French stuff



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

Why the negative reaction to the Renault Floride?
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

It's a Caravelle. My boss, after test-driving one in the '60s, described it as 'the least desirable car ever made', which is pretty bang on I reckon. They look nice, but there's something about the combination of chi-chi styling, gutless engine and lethal handling that makes it deeply unappealing. Frankly, it's a hairdresser's car (which isn't a bad thing necessarily, I'm just not a hairdresser).

 

There was one actual Floride that I deeply, truly wanted to own last year - totally original, unrestored, lovely upholstery, yellow lamps etc etc. I'm very easily led.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:23 PM

I had one in the 80's. I recall a beautifully smooth engine and very light steering. A bit like a little boat. No speed and no handling - just meant for short trips and posing on the Cote d'Azur not the Cote d'A1. Ok for pootling about. Never seen one in France though a few  8's about.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:02 PM

IMHO the styling of the Floride/Caravelle is chic. Nothing like it on the road.

There are cars that are all show and no go, (The VW Karmann is just one example). That is not a bad thing.

 

Anyway your boss, unfortunately for him, turn out to be wrong. They are quite desirable now.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

Btw there is a company in France now selling kits so 2CV's can go all electric.

 

I suppose if someone told you a joke whilst sitting on that bike you could say you were Testi-ckled pink.

In the Netherlands too.

I also believe Burtons do a conversion too.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:01 PM

Citroen was certainly outclassed by Renault in the 70s by the 5. I'd love one, who bought that one in Northern France three or four years ago on the forum?


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