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MK1 BX16 TRS 'SE' - Make it or break it, a tale of neglect and fondling

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What a carve up. This guy got my Mk1 BX from near Lyon. He's trustworthy, friendly and reasonably priced. I actually paid him for the car and he gave the seller the cash directly, so definitely not a chancer. If you speak to him, mention me (Scott) and the gold BX.

Richard Percival - 07971 480705 or [email protected]

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3 hours ago, strangeangel said:

 

Hopefully anyone else getting a Shiply quote from Vehicle-logistics247 will check him out on Google, find this thread and discover that he's a time waster who doesn't do the job he's been paid for.

 

 

Nothing shows up for that company, can you send the actual link please 

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Thanks for all the support guys, appreciated.

Barrett, I'll contact your man for a quote, its good he's transported hydraulic citroens before as one of my concerns was the underside would get scraped to fuck as this one isn't running.

Also thanks Ben, I'll see how i get on with the above but may still get some contacts from you.

Im a bit less angry now, im not an angry person, far from it but this had me properly wound up.

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I've had a response from Shiply with the chaps name and full address :evil: if a refund isn't forthcoming then I will small claims court his ass. The nice lady from shiply has refunded my 'deposit' to my shiply account and relisted the delivery request on there. So i'll see what happens in the next day or two, quotes have started at £400 cheaper than the first listing so I maybe even pay less this times around, who knows!

The company name listed  (from the details provided by shiply) now seems to be Recovery 247.

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13 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

Did you pay with a credit card?

No, more fool me. Nor paypal (because cost) I foolishly sent it via bank transfer. So no clawback really, I'll see if he replies in the next day or two and might speak to the bank to see if anything can be done. If not, i've used the small claims court before to success.

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20 minutes ago, Tomtation said:

No, more fool me. Nor paypal (because cost) I foolishly sent it via bank transfer. So no clawback really, I'll see if he replies in the next day or two and might speak to the bank to see if anything can be done. If not, i've used the small claims court before to success.

I hope you get it back,  but it sounds like he won’t be cooperating.

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So court case opened and Vehicle-logistcs247 has until 29th July to respond to the case, im hoping it won't go to a hearing - what would the point be? And also it's another £80 outlay.

However, the BX will be collected THIS EVENING! Not sure of actual delivery date, but at least it'll be partway there. I R EXCITE! The seller has been a real gent about it all, beret well and truly doffed.

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Ooft!  Looks like a TRS, too, with those fabulous plastic opera windows in the rear quarter pillars that had all gone opaque by 1986.

Absolute winner.

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If one were to end up with a BX (or CX...neither of which I'm likely to be able to afford these days) and it was a second gen car with the more conventional instrument panel and driver controls...how difficult would it actually be to swap out for the Mk I setup?  Assuming donor bits could be found anyway.

 

I'd love a BX, but ever since I had a shot of a very early one (and a GSA) I'd always be sad I didn't get one with the properly mad dash that was Citroen doing what they used to do best. 

 

Hard to tell in the photos, but that doesn't at a glance look too bad...how rotten is it?  Always seems sad to see a saveable car become a parts donor and bean cans...but they're not Mk II Escort money yet, and I know how awkward to find certain Citroen bits can be* so it's sometimes just the best solution.

*The daily driver in my driveway is a Xantia Activa, so that's a game I know well!

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