1986 Citroen BX

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    105
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Unregistered
Chassis n° 00XL 3026

- Only 220 km since new
- Delivered new to Franco Sbarro
- Street version of the mythical Group B
- No reserve

The BX 4TC represents Citroën's attempt at engaging into World Rally Championship at the time of the famous Group B era. For homologation, the manufacturer had to produce 200 cars and consequently developed a road version on the base of the BX, powered by a turbocharged 2141cc engine developing 200bhp, with a four-wheel-drive system. On the "Evolution" version for the official team, the specifications were more sporting and max power reached 380bhp, yet it wasn't good enough and the BX 4TC was finally withdrawn from the championship.Total production, executed at Heuliez, would total up to just 86 units, though the cars were to have been destroyed by Citroen, under the supervision of a bailiff. Rumor though says that Citroën offered the owners of the "4TC" to buy them back at twice their value. Whatever be the truth, it is unquestionably a very rare model, of which only forty examples are said to remain.
The example on offer is in mint condition today and covered only 220 km since new. It was delivered new to well-known Swiss car constructor Franco Sbarro. He had it exhibited in his school, ESPERA for his students for many years. This true collector which has to be break-in is an opportunity that comes by very rarely, if ever.