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Old 16-08-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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Citroen Saxo VTS-a bit of an addiction

Time for a new project then folks!(Still got the 106 GTi as well, don't worry )

I've been keeping an eye out for a MK1 VTS to restore back to standard for a little while now. They seem to be rather rare these days! Recently a rare Mercury Grey one appeared in the classifieds on a Saxo based website but the issue for me was the fact that it was over 200 mile away! So I put the car out of my mind for a while but comments by the seller about it being turned into bean cans soon started playing with my heart!

To cut a long story short, today involved getting up at 5:30am and dragging a car trailer on a 400+ mile round trip to pick the dam thing up! I am absolutely shattered but all that matters is that the car is now safe and sound in my garage!

image.jpg1_zpstkawpisf by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

20150816_130925_zpsitnu2gc3 by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr


Progress will be slow at first as I need to get my MK1 Escort finished over winter but in the meantime I can start to track down all the Genuine Citroen bits that I will need!

Sorry for the quality of the pictures but was getting quite late tonight after I had got home!

Interior is a stripped out mess!

image.jpg4_zpsd5a95fum by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg5_zpseiuojobq by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg6_zpsebij8lsz by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg9_zpslkr1m1hs by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

Body needs a lot of work. Body panels, full kit, respray etc. I need to track down all new decals, window rubbers, lights etc as well.

image.jpg18_zpsoiohqma1 by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg8_zpsqvzkoif5 by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg7_zps2im9dssn by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg3_zpssxjyhc6m by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg2_zpsj8qkbsk0 by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg1_zpscaqlz51x by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

Engine bay is an absolute state! Lots of rust and missing bits!

image.jpg17_zpseyf4kghr by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg16_zpsy80qkg3g by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg3_zpsuls19wqj by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

image.jpg14_zpsjaehanre by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

So there we go, a knackered, 11 owner VTS to restore. A few good points though... I've checked the MOT history and the 92k seems genuine, it has a full matching lock set with 2 keys and a 2 minute scrubbing session revealed..

20150816_203737_zpsgu7n9mz9 by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

....that it's got it's original engine still. A matching numbers car!

More soon when I recover!

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Old 16-08-2015, 11:21 PM   #2
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Old 16-08-2015, 11:40 PM   #3
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Always wondered what the yellow numbers referred to(grey is paint code)

image.jpg15_zps6gaglpzq by Daniel Whitworth, on Flickr

Just found this website...

http://www.citroen-ds-id.com/gen/Gen_Organr.html#codes

And apparently the yellow numbers mean that my car was built at the Aulnay sois Bois factory in France on the 16th February 1998

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Old 16-08-2015, 11:50 PM   #4
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Looks like a lot of work there, I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes
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Old 16-08-2015, 11:55 PM   #5
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Best of luck pal, this is a big one!!! Sub'd!! 🏻
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Old 17-08-2015, 12:35 AM   #6
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Lovely project in there , keep it on , sub sd for updates .
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Old 17-08-2015, 07:34 AM   #7
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Old 17-08-2015, 07:39 AM   #8
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Good luck looks she'll of a job.
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All the best with the rebuild mate, I had a mk2 VTR which I loved to bits, I have some white doorclips somewhere and some other clips possibly, if you need them let me know and I'll send them up to you, no good to me now as I own Japanese cars.
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