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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1987 Citroen CX 25 TRD Turbo 2

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1987 Citroen CX 25 TRD Turbo 2 Famously known as the world’s fastest diesel-powered executive sedan. For model year 1987 Citroen made few changes to the body or interior of their flagship sedan. The big news was under the hood. An intercooler was added to the turbo-diesels. The car was received with great acclaim, and Citroen sold more of these fast luxury sedans than in the previous year. I bought this particular car just a few years ago from a collector in Carpenteras, located in the sunny South of France. At the time the odometer reading was approaching 100’000 km. I.E. time for the first major maintenance service. I took the vehicle to a well known Citroen dealer in Amsterdam, who also happens to specialize in the CX models. She received a thorough evaluation, and the work was carried out with great attention to detail. Here are the highlights: several spheres were replaced, a few LHM lines and return lines were replaced, new oil pressure sensor, new fuel pump, new fuel injectors, new engine belts, new timing belt and rollers, several new bearings and seals, adjusted the steering ball joints, performed wheel alignment, replaced a couple of drive shaft boots, new tires, the engine and transmission were serviced with new fluids and filters, many of the electrical connections were cleaned, a few relays were replaced and so on. Then the fun started. My wife and I participate in classic car rallies in Europe each season, and the CX was used with gusto for three seasons. In the South of France, Switzerland, Italy and more. She delivers impressive performance. While I never attempted to achieve the claimed top speed of 123 mph, on the highway she is very comfortable in the 85 to 90 mph range. Alpine driving is truly remarkable. The DIRAVI steering is precise, and the brakes are truly excellent. Coming out of the hairpins she pulls away like a locomotive. And all that performance at an amazing 40 mpg! This fall she went back into the shop for a major mechanical service, and the headliner was replaced with factory correct material. This is a very pretty CX with an excellent interior. I have found her to be exceptionally reliable and a lot of fun to drive. All the heavy lifting has been done. She is ready for cars and coffee, or a major road trip.

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