Hi, We purchased this car from an engineer and former Nottingham University lecturer, he had spent the last few months restoring the car and getting it back into a usable condition after it had been sitting for a short period of time. The work he carried out included: New coil New spark plugs New filters Coolant flush Oil Hydraulic fluid replaced and system checked Various hoses Remove the interior and have it professionally cleaned Check electrics and make new looms where necessary Clean/grease electrical connections Restored paintwork (Wet sanded, compounded, polished, sealed) Respray wheels and replace tyres The car then went through it's MOT with no advisories. On the road the Citroen is quiet and comfortable, the suspension rises and falls as it should and the ride is truly astonishing, I had never driven one before purchasing this car and genuinely found it to be an exhilarating experience to drive. The engine is smooth and powerful, the Divali steering works as it should and once you get used to it works a treat, especially when parking the car. The brakes are excellent and stop the car perfectly, there are no vibrations when driving at speed and the car stops in a straight line. The three speed automatic gearbox is smooth and works as it should, the gear changes are effortless and for an old three speed it is actually quite relaxed at motorway speeds and will comfortably cruise at 70/80 without it feeling stressed. Off the line the car is surprisingly quick and nimble. There is a bit of a clunk when going into reverse but apart from that the gearbox is very smooth. The previous owner has been commuting from Nottingham to Bracknell in the car and he has confirmed that it has been reliable so any potential problems should have been ironed out, much better than a car which has not been used in some time. The Citroen always starts first time however when it is very cold it needs the accelerator pedal held down for a few seconds as the auto choke doesn't seem to be functioning as it should. The interior of this car is pure French madness, nothing is where you would expect it and it really is a fun experience to drive the car and use the controls. The indicators are on the dash, the door levers are completely hidden, the stereo is next to the handbrake and there is a working navigation light on a telephone cord. Bizarre! Everything works bar the sunroof and digital display plus the temp gauge only works about 25% of the time and the fuel gauge works 90% of the time, lights/wipers/windows/stereo/central locking etc are all fine. Heater works on max setting only and could do with a coolant flush. Overall the electrical side of the car is very good having been previously checked over by the previous owner, as I understand it this is usually a problem area for these cars and this one is comparatively very good. The seats are in good condition with no rips and are super comfy, the interior smells fresh and is a nice place to be. The exterior of the car is presentable and is very usable as it is however on closer inspection there are flaws and marks all over the car, I would say that it could be considered slightly worse than you might normally expect although others would probably say that I am being a little over critical. The roof has been resprayed and the sunroof sealed which doesn't help the overall appearance however the rest of the paintwork appears to be original. The car comes with a very rare rear window louvre in great condition, as I understand it these are worth a fair amount on their own but will definitely be staying with the car.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Citroen, Classic Cars|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
|No of views||77 total views|
|Advert placed on||February 19, 2019 4:17 pm|