Drag Queen: 1982 Citroën CX Pallas IE Automatic

Any aged Citroen is such a thoroughly exotic car that you’ll be thrilled to hear the engine sputter to life each time you turn the ignition and you’ll probably only worry about the carburetors if they start leaking out of the side…unless you’ve got the later fuel injected version…so now you’ve got yet ANOTHER single point of failure that depends on ancient French electronics.  Great.  Find this 1982 Citroën CX Pallas IE Automatic offered for $4,800 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

The CX was named for the French equivalent of Cd or coefficient of drag, which for 1974 when released this thing was as slippery as a greased eel. The CX was also the last of the big Citroën machines that started production way back in 1934.

From the seller:

1982 Citroen CX Pallas 2400 IE (Injection Electronique)

FWD, Auto, AC, Leather, Diravi self-centering steering

A cool, unique French classic / collector car that is usable every day. Famous comfortable Citroen hydraulic suspension and ride, Bosch Fuel Injection, fast and comfortable hip cruiser!

complete photos here https://www.flickr.com/gp/bubaloo99/503150


Clean CA title (diesel title, car is smog exempt in CA)

reads 11,058 miles. Runs, drives, good tires, starts right up and does not overheat or smoke.




suspension spheres recharged

rear suspension arm bearings replaced

fuel injectors rebuilt

new reproduction steering wheel installed

new custom floor mats

exhaust work


AC compressor turns on. Needs service and charge to blow cold

1 motor mount (vibration at idle)

headliner re-covered and re-installed 

1 of 2 electric fan is missing (have source for part)

needs paint buffed out

R headlight has rust on reflector

Cluster needs repair. Probably cold

Solder joints

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