1981 Citroen CX Prestige 2400 Automatic

Right Hand Drive

1981 Citroen CX Prestige 2400 Automatic

We are really pleased to offer this most unusual car for sale and excellent value for money when compared to the equivalent DS model. Possibly the only RHD car available in the UK currently.

Launched in 1975 the CX was the direct replacement for the legendary DS range, the iconic design which in many ways is associated with French Chique of the 50′ & 60’s

In many ways Citroen needed to capture the spirit of the 70’s and the CX was the natural progression

Citroen had traditionally offered the Premier of the French Republique with Official transport and a CX was naturally built and given the title Prestige – as previously on the DS chassis versions

Typically the then President, Valery Giscard d’Estaing suggested there was insufficient headroom – he was very tall – so a re-engineered vehicle was produced. Built on the longer Safari chassis the new version also benefitted from a raised roof line, which sat well on the longer wheelbase. Now there was drawing room space within the car and a far more imposing vehicle for the high profile usage intended.

Received so well was this new design that Citroen introduced it as an Official model in its’ own right – their new Top of the Range model

Supported by many French Diplomats and Industrialists she was much rarer in the UK with only a trickle coming through to UK corporations or wealthy clients making the car we have here exceedingly unusual

Originally ordered to full UK specification in the summer of 1981 and finished in Pearl Grey Metallic and the obligatory Everflex Roof in Black with incredibly luxurious buttoned back Chamois Cloth upholstery, with rear passenger foot rests and sun visors. Simply an amazing place to be.

She has had only 3 former keepers since new

After only 1 year on French Plates, as permitted by Customs, it was first registered in the UK in August 1982

Complete with full set of the original instruction manuals and service booklets, within their original wallet she is in simply wonderful condition

The history and maintenance file is very substantial, with dozens of invoices from Specialists, most recently Ray Calvert – Citroen specialists. I daren’t total up what has been lavished on her since its most recent owner change in 2016.

The interior is in stunning condition with all instruments working correctly as do all 4 electric windows

Enormously capable motorway cruising cars and so very chique and stylish the values of these cars are climbing and although not in the very high DS bracket were far fewer in number and this for an enthusiast of the marque represents a remarkable opportunity and infinitely useable car.

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