Riding On A Cloud: 1987 Citroën CXA CX Prestige

Daily Turismo is always on the hunt for the weirdest, most obscure cars and this next kammback designed beauty is definitely one for the books. This French freak is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t trust anything made by the French (except for wine, of course…and cheese…and baguettes but that’s it). The Citroen CX was produced from 1974 to 1991 and was infamous for its peculiar spaceship design and so-called “advanced” technology. The CX Prestige, being the top-of-the-line model, has all the useless extras one could imagine and is powered by a 2.5L fuel-injected engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, but let’s be real, who cares when you’re riding on a hydraulic suspension system that feels like you’re floating on a cloud? Find this 1987 Citroën CXA CX Prestige offered for $18,000 in Menifee, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

Open the door and you are greeted with a steering while from the Twilight Zone and a smidge of carpet on TOP of the glove box. Pop the hood and you’ll find a spare tire where the engine should be and an engine where the radiator should be.

From the seller:

1987 Citroen CX Prestige
VIN: 1C9CT21S2HH291088
condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 63915
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
1987 Citroen CXA CX Prestige 64k Original Miles, 2.5 Fuel Injected 4 Cylinder Automatic Transmission. Original Legal US Import from CXA in 1988, sold new late 1990. 2 owners.

Original Unrestored Dailey Weekend driver. Recent smog cert on Dec 8th, 2022, New California Registration on Dec 9th 2022. Many New parts and service $7,500. Invested in service and repairs within the last year. Electric windows, door locks, A/C, Electric Moon Roof, electric mirrors, Hydrolic Pneumonic Suspension with 4 different height settings, Air Brakes, Power Steering, Leather seats, 5 Seat belts, Original AM/FM Cassette Player, Clean Clear Title in my name, Mostly Solid Straight body with no real Rust, Original Glass, All original Body panels, was repainted in 2005 the orig Color Florentine Red.

Recent Service Includes: New All suspension spheres, many Rubber hose lines, Coolant hoses, brakes, fuel pump, fuel filter, water pump, alternator, plugs, plug wire set, Air Filter, all 5 belts, New Muffler and tail pipe, Full Suspension Hydrolic service completed, new OEM tires, Left front lower control arm bushing, Wiper blades, bulbs, and much more.

Mostly everything is in working order with a few things remaining. Could use lower right front control arm bushing, a little Freon r134a, (but still blows cold). Drivers seat needs some leather repair sewing (but not replacement).

Very Rare Car in the USA, 1 of 3 1987 Prestige in Red Color., 1 of only 30 1987 Citroens CX in total imported to USA by CXA. Have 198 pics on website www.RadioDjKev.com and 7 Video’s. https://www.youtube.com/@radiodjkevin/videos , Selling due to recent Vehicle purchase and not enough room in Garage for 4 Cars. Nice rare car, Does not leak a drop of anything. Carfax History Report Included.

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