1980s / Citroen / Driven daily / French

Driven daily: Citroën CX 25 GTI

Like I mentioned earlier this week, I recently visited Denmark for the first time. I was absolutely impressed by the number of classic cars I saw in Copenhagen and in other parts of the country. There was a little bit of something for everyone including an Opel GT, vintage Fiats, 1960s Audis, the occasional American land yacht, and, of course, a healthy serving of French metal.

One my favorite cars from the trip is this Citroën CX 25 GTI, which was parked in a small town. First, it’s an unusual car. The CX has gotten pretty rare even here in France, it’s not the kind of car you see on a regular basis. Second, it’s an example that is evidently used on a regular basis. It’s wearing hubcaps from a first-generation XM and winter tires, some of the trim is held on with duct tape, and it’s got several rock chips on the hood that suggest it’s spent countless miles on the highway, likely far away from the Danish border. If this car could talk, I bet it’d tell some fascinating stories.

9 thoughts on “Driven daily: Citroën CX 25 GTI

      • Not that good an eye:>). I live only 15 kilometres from Roskilde – and have done so for over 50 years. I recognized the cathedral in the background :>). And yes, we have a nice country up here.

  1. In a perfect world, the CX would have been marketed officially in the USA to wide spread acclaim, much sales success, and I’d be able to run one with full confidence in the availability of parts in service. Unfortunately the world is not perfect!

  2. I am one of the previous owners, and it’s a worderfull car, always with a nice power surplus. Drove 200 km/h in it one spring evening when I had a highway all to myself, and have taken it on trips to both Berlin and Hamburg and around Denmark. My kids loved it. I was disapointed with how the 14″ wheels performed on small country roads, so I put the 15″ with a stickier (winter) pattern on it. I think the early 90ies smooth XM hubcaps goes well with the late 80ies plastic trim on it.
    Sold it last year with a fresh MOT, to attend my other classic car projects

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