1930 C6 F and 1987 BX 4 TC Rally Car at Salon Époqu’Auto Auction

Two Citroëns are listed as part of the “Salon Époqu’Auto – Automobiles de collection” Osenat auction to be held this Sunday Nov. 11. 

First up is this BX 4 TC “Series 200” originally registered on June 29, 1987 in Paris under the number 937 GJY 75. 

 

Its serial number is VF7XBXL0000XL0069 and it is in original condition.  The current owner took possession on November 23, 2000 with 45,000 kilometers showing on the odometer.  Since then an additional 5,000 kms have been added. 

 

Regularly maintained, the file on it shows all the invoices carried out since 2000.  The latest maintenance shows; a change of brakes, ball joint, electric pump, spheres.  The listing claims it is in good condition, starting quickly, and running well at all speeds with the hydraulic suspension working as it should.

 

This BX 4 TC presents very well, it is in its original condition.  The Meije white paint is in good condition and the interior is like new. 

   

Quite an historic car that marked the history of the competition department of Citroën, it is one of the most exclusive “200 Series”.  Also it is quite rare in comparison to other rally cars of that era such as the Peugeot 205 T16 , Lancia Delta S4, Renault 5 Maxi Turbo and other Audi S1. 

The sale estimate for the BX 4 TC is 40 000 – 60 000 €. 

   

If you choose not to bid on this one (or are an unsuccessful bidder) and wish to see a Citroën BX 4 TC in the USA, the Lane Motor Musem in Nashville, TN has one in their collection. 

The second Citroën up for auction is this 1930 C6 F, the first Citroën model offered a with 6 cylinder engine. 
 
 
 
Said to be in excellent condition, it sports a limousine body with rear foldable seats.  Delivered new in 1930, chassis number 58990 is finished in a two-tone lord blue paint colour separated by a gold accent line. The wheel arches are painted in black.  Its interior is in very good shape, covered with grey fabric. 
 
 
 
Its engine is said to run well.  The C6 is known for its reliability and confort and this one represents a perfect expression of a genuine President car of the French pre-war era. 
 
The sale estimate for the C6 F is 7 000 – 23 000 €.
 
Update – Nov. 13, 2018:
The BX 4 TC “Series 200” sold for 52 800 € and the 1930 C6 F sold for 21 600 €.
  
See the full list of automobiles at the auction here:  http://www.osenat.com/catalogue/93661?
 

1 comment

  1. I had seen a regular BX 4×4 here on the Citroenvie Market place for many months to almost a year, trying to ask the seller/club member was when can I go and see it as I was prepared to purchase it even though it was broken, owner with health issues probably couldn’t be bothered, it’s understandable.
    Latter on after much inquiries, many months latter did I come to know that it got had changed hands within the club , I still don’t know which member beat me to it-;(

    For those of you Citroënthusiasts who have the other BX , XM, Xantia, C5, C6 , may have wondered from time to time about the front strut tops that have had the weakness built right into them and from the safety point of view those strut tops could have been improved as in , see these last 200 limited production BX 4x4TC Rally car which also shares the ‘Turbo metric Aluminum wheel design with that of the early to late CX Gti Turbos.

    What I am most intrigued with is the front engine bay, looking at each of the tower, eyes glancing at the usual looking Strut tops that are otherwise found with the spheres mounted at a degree angle, this particular BX 4 TC Rally Car seems to have got the updated strut tops as in exactly a design that I have in mind to have for rebuilding newer strut tops like it…see the spheres at the front?

    It’s mounted straight up, hence the tops have been specially designed to eliminate the possibilities of it breaking down and pushing the bonnet /hood upwards.
    It’s strut top design intrigues me from the Safety point of view, it’s the best design of Macpherson Strut with a Hydractive suspension .

    °¿° Q: why couldn’t Citroën have recalled ALL of the previous or latter strut top failure types of design on the BX, Xantia, XM, C5 and the C6 to have had the strut tops changed /replaced with these that were updated on the 1987 BX 4 TC Rally car?

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