1993 Citroën BX 17 D Turbo


  • Final year hatchback
  • Only one owner until 2020
  • Impressive period condition throughout
  • 1769cc XUDYTE Turbodiesel I4 powerplant with 5-speed manual transmission
  • Excellent history file charting much of the car’s life

The Appeal

When it was introduced in 1982, the Citroën BX was a trailblazer. These cars may not be the most common sight on the road, but don’t let that fool you - the eager public bought up over two million of these advanced, angular cars over their two body styles with ardour. With its signature self-levelling suspension, disc brakes and plastic body panels, the car was innovative, angular and surprisingly performance-focused straight out of the gate. 

This excellent example has only had one previous owner, who kept the car for some twenty-seven years until his passing. This owner has cossetted the car remarkably well - so it’s now named in his honour. George, the Citroën BX, may well be one of the best examples of this car on the market. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in March 1993 
  • Only one careful owner until 2020 
  • This owner purchased the car from Luton Citroen Centre in August 1993
  • Garaged its entire life, running an average of 4,000 miles per year
  • This owner sadly passed away in 2019
  • The current owner purchased the car from his wife in 2020
  • This was aided by Renowned Citroën specialists Chevronics of Hitchin
  • The car is highly original including the paint., trims, spoiler, and interior
  • The car currently indicates 108,465 genuine miles from new
  • Its extensive history backs this
  • The car has a current MOT until May 2024
  • Original dealer number plates and a huge box of spares included
  • The paperwork file contains:
    • Up to date V5
    • Original sales brochure 
    • Citroën wallet containing the owner’s manual and service book 
    • Some invoices dating back to 2001 
    • A selection of previous MOT’s 

The Interior

  • Impeccable interior that looks almost factory-fresh
  • Timewarp condition exemplified even further with a copy of ‘NOW 1993’ (lovely touch!)
  • Sharply presented, angular dashboard with original period instruments
  • No known electrical faults 
  • Electric front windows and heated rear window
  • Original dealer-fit cassette radio
  • Original BX 16v inspired steering wheel
  • Sumptuous mistral velour upholstery with no stains or discolouration 
  • Undamaged door cards
  • Deep pile carpeting with no fading 
  • Spacious boot with parcel shelf and blinds
  • Dealer-fit spare wheel anti-theft device 
  • Working electric tilt/slide sunroof 
  • Fully functioning remote central locking with 1 plip and 3 keys

The Exterior 

  • Impeccable angular styling by Marcello Gandini
  • Very original Venetian red paintwork 
  • Some light ‘orange peel’ to the door tops
  • However, this is ultimately a remarkably clean example
  • Very straight body with good panel gaps
  • Some minor chips and dings commensurate with age 
  • Excellent bumpers and side trims 
  • TZD decals in excellent condition 
  • Crystal clear headlamps 
  • Citroën headlamp protectors (driver side has repaired crack) 
  • Original window glass with evidence of stone chips on windshield 
  • Great door handles, mirrors and badges 
  • Solid sills with no visible corrosion 
  • 14” steel wheels with original, almost unmarked TZD spec wheel trims 
  • The tyres have ample tread:
    • 2 x Michelins on the front (2021) and 2 x Avon on the rear (2017)
  • Underneath we find an impressively solid structure and subframes 

The Mechanics 

  • Exquisite, original-looking engine compartment 
  • Durable 1796 cc turbo diesel engine 
  • Factory specification of 90 bhp
  • 5-speed manual transmission 
  • Hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension with no leaks
  • All 5 spheres were replaced in 2021 
  • 2 rear suspension cylinders replaced in 2021
  • Front struts replaced with reconditioned units in 2022 
  • Full service completed in January 2023
  • Very effective disc brakes all round with ABS
  • The car has a current MOT until May 2024
  • Large box of spare parts included in the sale
  • We’ve no reports of any mechanical issues throughout
  • The car has no leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke from the engine bay


With its distinctly sentimental history, impressive bill of health and remarkable condition, this time-warp car must surely be one of the best examples of a turbodiesel BX in the country. 

Clean, beautifully presented and loaded with quintessentially 90s character, this is an immensely smart, well-kept hatchback. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1993
  • Make Citroen
  • Model BX
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 108,496 Miles
  • Engine size 1796
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Alness
  • Location Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • kenneth•••• £8,600 02/10/23
  • ramvan1•••• £8,400 01/10/23
  • kenneth•••• £8,200 01/10/23
  • ramvan1•••• £8,000 01/10/23
  • kenneth•••• £7,800 01/10/23
  • Jaguar1•••• £7,500 30/09/23
  • kenneth•••• £7,250 30/09/23
  • Jaguar1•••• £6,500 30/09/23
  • kenneth•••• £6,250 30/09/23
  • Jaguar1•••• £4,500 28/09/23

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