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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1988 Citroen CX25TRI Break

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From the seller’s description:

This 1988 Citroen CX25TRI Break was imported to California in 1988 by the CXA Company. The seller acquired the car in May, 2015 from the owner of Western Hemispheres in California which specializes in Citroën and Peugeot parts. The car was immediately driven from California to Des Moines, Iowa and then 2 weeks later was driven to the annual Citroën Rendezvous in Saratoga Springs, NY without skipping a beat. Power comes from a 2.5L , 4 cylinder fuel injected engine mated with a 3 speed ZF automatic transmission. This very strong engine was derived from a CX Prestige & the transmission came from a 1984 model which had a much more durable ZF transmission. The car has made the 2500 mile round trip from Iowa to Citroën Rendezvous in New York 4 times. All hydraulics work as they should, including Diravi steering.

Car is ready to drive home with a current and clear Iowa title and registration. Some of the items sorted by the seller since purchase include:

-all spheres changed, including main and brake accumulators

-new rear brake pads and rotors turned

-exit fuel line from fuel pump replaced

-new halogen headlight bulb replaced on driver side

-new ignition pickup

-fuel tank removed and new fuel sending unit and seals installed

-replaced blower rheostat and relay

-all windows tinted

-replaced speedometer

-replaced starter

-replaced upper and lower ball joints on both sides and rt cv boot

-Coolant tank and most hoses replaced

-new muffler and tailpipe

-fuel injection tubes replaced

The car was repainted in 2015 with 1985 GM Blue from the original color of CX Bleu Magnétique. Inside the doors and hood were not changed. The car comes with a working sunroof, although the cloth sliding cover is fraying. Everything else on the car is stock except the JVC am/fm/cd player with a 10 disc changer. Tires are 14” Michelin with full moon hubcaps.

Since this is a California car there is not a lot of rust, but a bubble can be seen on the back deck and the added pieces of metal that CXA was required to add on the rear corners behind the bumper have rusted, but they are not part of the original chassis. Car comes with two keys with remote door locks. All electric windows and mirrors work properly. Car is a daily driver except in winter on salty roads.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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