The seller placed this ad in January and the car is still for sale despite the promise of a complete lack of rust.
According to the spiel, the car came from Switzerland three years ago. The car has had a new timing belt fitted, its wheels renovated and the ashtray emptied. It even has a full Danish motor certificate which is a guarantee the underbody is sound. Alas, one of the engine’s valves has blown and the owner has not had the strength of character to get around to wanting to fix it.
There are a couple of things striking about the car. It’s probably the only CX for sale in Denmark at the moment and very definitely the only diesel. While not the fastest car in the world, the diesel engine is reasonably fuel efficient and goes some way to eliminating the range anxiety one might have with such a car. On the downside, and this is personal to me, I dislike the black herringbone cloth and general blackness of the interior. On the plus side, it’s quite a late model so it’s that bit less likely to decompose than a ’70s edition. And on the downside, the late model cars are a lot less visually appealing than the chrome-bumpered cars and the interior is vastly less nicely styled than the original car.
What does this cost? €1500, without a running engine and a dent on the door. I’d pay €700 if I could ever get to Gentofte. As usual, all the interesting cars are in the Copenhagen area.