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Citroën CX2200
1975
2.2 litre 113 hp
manual transmission
hydropneumatic suspension
117 000 kms / 73000 miles

to be auctioned at Bonhams, Paris February 2018

Rare and important Series 1 Citroen CX 2200 first registered in 1975.

Before import to Finland this was the third oldest Citroen CX in the UK and was believed to be the oldest roadworthy example. Built in 1975, the car spent the first fourteen years of its life in France (lots of original french receipts).

Featured as the cover car of “CITROEN, The Complete Story” by Lance Cole, also the most photographed CX in the book. In many feature articles in UK classic car magazines including Classics Monthly and Classic Car Weekly.

Included in the car’s documentation;
– copy of “Citroën CX” book by Lance Cole featuring this car
– copy of Classics Monthly with 7-page article featuring this car
– French CX brochure from 1974 with similar colour cover car
– page from Autocar Magazine June 2012 with picture of this car

Finnish Historic Vehicle Registration. First registered in France, imported to UK in 1991, then to Finland in 2014. Same owner in France at least from 1980 (possibly from new) to 1999, five owners in Britain and one in Finland. The speedometer / odometer has been changed from kilometres to miles in early 00’s but very consistent and currently showing 73000 miles which is believed correct and backed by the service and MOT documentation.

Extensive service history and provenance. The interior is in outstanding condition with no fading to the wonderfully period upholstery and a very clean and unmarked headliner. There are some cracks in the driver’s arm rest. Period map light on the passenger side and the rare dash tray included. Front and rear fog lights and a rear screen louvre. Rear early items include the twin wiper and full wheel caps.

Full set of correct rear seat belts has been fitted to allow the safe carrying of three rear passengers, or two can share the pull-down centre armrest.

The suspension works perfectly, rising quickly and carrying you in supreme comfort over even the roughest roads. Michelin tyres complete the magic carpet ride experience.

Registered as Historic Vehicle in Finland and MOT/TÜV inspected until July 2018.

04/1980 suspension repairs 107.25fr, Citroën SAMO St Brevin, owner Mme J Tallec, Marly le Roi
08/1984 major service 1791.77fr, Citroën Garage Bouriaud, Saint Michel Chef Chef
05/1992 new battery, handbrake adjust, Station Elf Marly le Roi
05/1992 French MOT 78254 kms
06/1994 Receipt for 693.95fr, service, Citroën Garage du Val Flory, 80533 kms
05/1995 French MOT 80899 kms
06/1996 Receipt for 2002.71fr, 80000 kms service, Citroën Garage du Val Flory, 82592 kms
07/1996 Receipt for 931.50fr, Garage JP Jardel, electric repairs, 83338 kms
06/1997 Receipt for 299.00fr, Agence du Relais, Marly le Roi, 85193 kms
07/1997 Receipt for 535. 6fr, Garage JP Jardel, parking brake pads, 85700 kms
05/1998 French MOT 86576 kms, owner Mme J Lapoile, Marly le Roi FR (same as before with new surname)
08/04/99 Sale document France to UK, Mr L Laurent London, 87320 kms
04/1999 MOT 87687 kms
imported and registered in the UK as KLL 965N
12/2001 MOT, 4x suspension sphere, front brake discs, all pads, CPS Co Finchley London, 96180 kms
ownership change Mr M Langford London
08/2002 new battery
10/2002 new water pump, replace anti-freeze, Citroënique UK
02/2003 new Michelin tyres, ATS Euromaster Somerset UK
12/2002 ownership change Mr M Green, Somerton UK
08/2004 MOT 67209 mls
08/2004 fit new exhaust, Mike Chedzoy Citroën Specialist, 67209 mls
2010 ownership change Mr P Rugg, Chairman of CX Section, Citroën Car Club UK – new plastic fuel tank, Lumenition electronic ignition, full Waxoyl/Dinitrol treatment
10/2012 MOT 68635 mls
10/2013 MOT 71402 mls
6/2013 Classics Monthly article UK,
ownership change Mr D Berry, Melton Mowbray UK
04/2014 ownership change Mr J Liukkonen, Finland
07/2016 Finnish MOT inspection, 73145 mls
11/2017 four page article in the leading Finnish car magazine Tuulilasi

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