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1980 Citroen CX – Used in Netflix’s The Serpent- online auction live

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Year

1980

Mileage

Transmission

Manual

MOT Date

Price

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Description

For Sale
1980 Citroen CX – Used in Netflix’s The Serpent- online auction live
£0

Online Auction ends 29th Feb with www.carandclassic.com

Highlights

Featured in BBC/Netflix’s The Serpent
Respray and interior re-colour carried out for filming
Sold as a solid, light project
Mechanical overhaul early 2022
Very rare UK-registered Reflex
The Appeal

The CX is one of those cars that can make you glad to be alive. It comes from an era when certain car makers pushed the boundaries to be different, rather than followed the herd.
Its sleek Pininfarina-influenced styling clothed the sort of technology you would expect from the maker of the DS. The CX was more evolution than revolution, but that meant buyers got what was brilliant about the DS – the magic-carpet ride, the acres of space – plus an incredible space-age interior.
The Series 1 cars stick closest to this vibe, retaining the amazing interior and the neat chrome exterior detailing. This one began its life in Hungary before filming for the BBC/Netflix series The Serpent changed its colour scheme and saw it arrive in the UK in 2022. Described by the vendor as a ‘light project; it is nevertheless presentable, has recent mechanical work and runs, drives and stops as it should.
With just three Reflex models road registered in the UK, this is a very rare opportunity to acquire a historically interesting example.

The History and Paperwork

Built at Citroën Paris factory in April 1980
First sold new into Budapest in Hungary
Originally factory supplied in Sable d’Ore gold metallic with brown leather interior
Sourced for the film The Serpent in 2020 and appears extensively
This series was developed by the BBC and also shown on Netflix
This car was mainly used for external and motion filming work on the series
Repainted in Bleu de Provence with cream leather interior for filming
UK registered 1st March 2022
Two registered UK keepers
Only three Reflex models are road registered in the UK with 10 more on SORN
Keys and spare keys included
Sold as a ‘light project’ according to vendor
MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt
Maintenance undertaken in January 2022 at 2,064 kms:
Carburettors stripped and cleaned
Fuel system cleaned
Fuel filter replaced
Plugs replaced
Oil change

The Condition

Repainted in Citroën blue metallic in 2022
Some deterioration to paintwork visible in photographs
Badged as a Pallas, likely for filming, but we understand it is a Reflex
Underside in good order with no visible corrosion
Mix of original and retrimmed interior
Factory original ‘spaceship’ dashboard with all items working
Original interior dashboard, switchgear and other fittings in very good order
Retrimmed in cream with deterioration to rear seat as shown in photographs
Carpets and headlining in presentable condition

The Mechanics

1,995cc ‘Douvrin’ 4cyl engine
4spd manual gearbox
Vendor advises car runs and drives well
We are told the suspension rises and holds correctly
Gears change smoothly up and down the box according to seller
We are told the battery light can come on but the alternator appears to be operating correctly
This may be a wiring fault
Recent mechanical overhaul detailed above
Chassis records verify the engine specification

Specification Summary

Year

Mileage

Transmission

MOT Date

Fuel

Colour

Price

1980
Manual
Petrol
Blue
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Last Updated

26 February 2024

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