What possessed Daniel to invest no less than 2 years of time and energy in a lifeless classic? Had a mysterious force entered him? His decision to Citroën CX 20 Break, a 40 year old French voiture from 1982 not to be scrapped. He would put his energy and an unjustifiable amount of money into his hobby. Is that understandable? Of course we understand that, we do not resign ourselves to the normal lifespan of the car, we resist and want… to save.
By: Dirk de Jong
For a long time Daniel was looking for a Citroën CX. The internet was the right way to go, searches were made in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and of course in the country of birth France. The wish was the first type because of the pure design. In addition, there had to be enough space for his family and camping equipment, and the Citroën CX, of course, has insane space. The Citroën CX 20 Break that was eventually found had already been shut down. The most ruthless enemy had already struck: (Rust)
Jan-three-three-one-Simon Victor (J 331 SV).
The fight was about to begin and got more and more intense. The car was lifted, there was the necessary welding, and the engine overhaul. Daniel is a novice wrench. For expertise, there was a good friend with whom he carried out the "rescue" together. Daniel thought the gray original color was a bit boring and the new coat became 'silver blue', a factory color from 1982. You have to weigh the personal wishes against the original version. The result? A damn handsome Citroën CX in beautiful condition! A beauty on wheels.
Daniel: “The real driving starts now. It is an old car by today's standards, a bit noisy. But at the same time still a luxurious, great suspension travel car for my family. The 2 liter 106 hp petrol engine is enough for nice rides and simple enough for your own maintenance. It was a special find for me in France, the owner was a basket weaver. He had to get rid of the car based on his reason – too much cost, too much rust – but his feeling showed that the goodbye was emotional after all. I regularly sent pictures of the restoration and will definitely stop by when we go to France. That is the invisible line that connects enthusiasts!”