Cx Prestige blog...

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Post by davetherave »

Wow, Andrew thats brilliant! very comprehensive! so there is a fair bit of scope for sourcing panels from elsewhere!
Thanks
Dave

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Post by andmcit »

Before I go (:lol:) I wouldn't plan on having it sat exposed in the open
as you have it pictured without planning to have the car raised off the
deck to prevent moisture running pampant through the undersides!

Support the car on blocks on the front main subframe cross member
and the rear subframe beneath the rear piston/ram just aft of the main
subframe cross tube. Don't park it next to Leilandi trees either!! You've
seen the pictures...

Ttfn
Andrew

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Post by lexi »

As for the welding it will be the usual suspects of rust..........double skins :twisted:

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Post by andmcit »

:lol: You may say that Jim but I'm totally wrong about the spats :oops:
Been a while since I've faffed about in Prestige mode! The rear spats are
standard saloon - yay!! This means of course the rear wing lower section
is all different at it's front door jamb! The doors can be rescued from an
estate door as mentioned but the outer rear wings are unique to the Prestige:

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in this company, the standard saloon looks like the sawn off shotgun version!
(before somebody comments, I've flipped the bottom saloon pic for
comparison purposes so that's why the filler cap is missing!! :lol:)

8-)

Andrew

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Post by andmcit »

And if you have a spare few quid (or a lot of € actually) there's this which
is rarer than rocking horse poo:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-CX-Limous ... 0529376964

In mainland Europe there was a more basic spec version called the Limousine
so this will help when ebaying!

Even the handbooks are rare but on ebay all the same!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-CX-Presti ... 0342337678
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-CX-Presti ... 0342337649

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Post by andmcit »

Hang on: V makes it Aug 79/Jul 80 and IIRC the Prestige series only
had the low roof line for it's first year 76 -77. I had an idea from a silly
misunderstanding the car was a '77 vintage... :oops:

So, the more I actually stop to look at your photo's and ignore the peeling
vinyl roof by the rain guttering I can see the roof has got that extra 2" step
up in height after all; must've got all dizzy and excited seeing a picture
of a Prestige in captivity! :lol: :lol:

As you were everyone - I'm just eating humblepie.
Shoot first, ask questions later, that's me!! :roll:

Andrew

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Post by davetherave »

Lol Never mind!
The low roof version must have a very low roof then! Or perhaps its just because mine is so low on the ground.
Next time i go back i must try and start it! could be a while though.

I managed to get a 1977 handbook from ebay rather cheap!
Not so sure ill be going for the door though, thats rather expensive!

At least with the low roof out of the question i can decide between the blue one and roberts with no bias!

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Post by andmcit »

By just sorting out the saggy headlining you'll then suddeny realise just
how much limo space you get in the back. As you say, a fubulous place
to sit; when I was in Uni, one I had was used as a better alternative to
the lounge!! 8-) That was a silver V plater. Lost it in cruel circumstances.

Andrew

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Post by andmcit »

The first of the series low roof:
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The true definition of legroom (later s1 with loop door trigger):
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Flared arch cars:
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the front end of a pre flared arch wing:
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NOTE - the feature crease line runs off the apex of the arch
and simply fades away flat - later cars have a pronounced lip
running right round the arch curve

the bits that counts:
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Production figures for ALL examples:
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Andrew

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Bloody hell! Look at that legroom!
:eek1:

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Post by citroenesque »

But no seat belts? The ashtray on the rear of the front seat becomes an instrument of blunt force trauma! :)

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Post by andmcit »

Yes there are! Just hidden from the interior picture to keep the appearance
nice and uncluttered - they're there - that's what the 4" square boxes on the
fixed rear parcel shelf behind the seats are in all the exterior side view piccies.

The carpeted deep wool pile footstool pictured is a later semi circular jobby
- earlier cars have them shaped in a wedge.

Andrew

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Post by davetherave »

Wow i want that leather interior, sadly the one i have is not cloth! (it still looks rather good though.

Those are some gorgeous pictures andrew! I hope one day mine will look something like those!

Technically when i have finished mine will be a limousine, but i prefer the sound of prestige!

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Post by andmcit »

Dave, just because it's Jersey Cloth instead of leather it's a Prestige if the side
trims and rear boot badge say so!! And the fact it's a 16+ foot long CX!!! :lol:

Some motivational (?) pictures (not quite a colour match):
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:D

BTW: leather isn't always all it's cracked out to be either. In France it's the
default interior trim in almost all Cx's there as it's the only stuff thick enough
not to disintegrate in the direct sun!

Andrew

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Post by vince »

Wow you really do know CX's :lol:

Visually i do prefer the GS but id love to indulge and have a CX though....

There used to be one which looked abandoned in a village near Madrid where my uncle lives. It was under cover and was a black prestige model also with black leather like the style pictured. Id have loved to bring that back over and do it up...it still looked amazing on the floor in a semi sorry state....no rust though that i could see :wink: