The legendary Citroën DS would always be a hard act to follow, but the new CX model quickly received accolades on its launch at the 1974 Paris Motor Show. The sleek, aerodynamic lines and sharp Kamm-type tail were designed by Robert Opron, bearing some resemblance to the earlier, smaller, GS model. The mechanical specification was typically advanced, combining Citroën's hydro-pneumatic self-levelling suspension and speed-sensitive power steering (first seen on the Citroën SM). The car sold in good numbers in Europe and won the title of European Car of The Year in 1975.
Series 2 vehicles appeared in 1985 with a slightly more aggressive look, the main difference being the use of plastic bumpers. The interior was modified but retained the distinctive driver’s console with ‘fingertip’ control layout.
The CX models were powered by a range of inline four cylinder engines, which grew from an initial capacity of 2 litres up to 2½ litres, with the highest performance option being the GTi Turbo, which had a claimed output of close to 170bhp and top speed in excess of 130mph.
Production of the range ended in 1991.
This Series 2 GTi Turbo was first registered in January 1987 and has been well looked after during its life, with 5 previous owners recorded and the mileage of a little under 89,000 believed genuine, given the service records held.