1989 Citroen CX

CX " Honecker " rallongée par Nilsson

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    VF7MANH0000NI2673
  • Lot number 
    190
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

French registration

- Only two examples ever built!
- Commissioned by Erich Honecker for the visit of François Mitterrand
- No reserve
- Only 17,500 km original

In 1974, the Citroën CX was unveiled, and, logically, it becomes the official car, both at the Elysee Palace and in the departments, where it succeeded the legendary DS.
In 1989, the German Democratic Republic is about to celebrate 40 years of its regime and its leader wished to receive with great pomp the French President Mitterrand. What could be more normal than to design a luxury car specially made for this visit! The local authorities ordered two lengthened CXs for the visit of the French president. They approached the Swedish company Nilsson, specialized in the design of "special" bodies. Two CXs were sent to this coachbuilder, instructed for lengthening the frame by 40cm, for a total cost of 120,000 SEK per car.
Ironically, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the former Eastern Europe regimes caused the cancellation of the planned ceremonies. Both the CXs therefore would never be used, and remained locked up for many years. The CX Nilsson on offer has thus fewer than 20,000 km and is in mint condition.
Its interior is gorgeous, in grey velvet that matches the color of the body. Like any presidential car, the rear compartment includes a folding seat that faces the rear bench. As the CXs are going up in value, special versions, such as this exceptional limousine, represent a rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate in high-end Citroëns from that period.