1985 Citroën CX 25 GTi


  • Coveted GTi version with five-speed manual gearbox
  • Extremely original and well-preserved inside and out
  • In perfect working order, including the complex hydropneumatic system

The Appeal

How to give the DS an heir? Replacing the car often cited as the greatest leap forward in 20th century car design was never going to be an easy task. However, this was the conundrum that Citroën engineers had to face in the early 1970s.

In 1974, they unveiled the CX, which was in every respect a worthy heir to the DS, incorporating much of its innovative technology and space-age styling while ensuring that it was in tune with changing design and performance trends. This 1985 CX 25 GTi stands out for its originality and particularly desirable equipment. Equipped with the highly sought-after original instrumentation, manual gearbox and of course all the various GTi-specific features, this is a fantastic example that is sure to attract great interest among Citroën collectors.

The History and Paperwork

  • Revision valid until 30 May 2024
  • Imported from Luxembourg in 2016
  • Currently registered in Italy
  • Purchased by a baker in 2022 who apparently used the car almost daily

The Conditions

  • Original and unmodified
  • Very well preserved for its age
  • No major imperfections, scratches or corrosion marks on the bodywork
  • Paintwork looks good on all surfaces
  • Has period GTi rims fitted with Michelin tyres
  • Original interior shows no heavy wear
  • Seat covers, floor coverings, dashboard and controls appear to be in excellent condition
  • Beautiful and original dashboard and instrument panel
  • Door panels would need some attention as the vinyl covers are deteriorating in places

The Mechanics

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with fuel injection
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • We have been informed that the hydropneumatic system works properly, including the DIRAVI steering system
  • Small oil leak from crankshaft seal
  • The seller reports that it works very well and drives exactly as befits a CX

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1985
  • Make Citroen
  • Model CX
  • Colour Gold
  • Odometer 43,090 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Lombardia
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
3 bids
  • kelly.w•••• €4,000 18/06/24
  • risson €3,400 16/06/24
  • edgar.c•••• €3,299 16/06/24
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