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Truck Thursday: Three-axle Citroen CX pickup

Kamil Kaluski January 5, 2012 Hooniverse Truck Thursday 33 Comments

I got slighlty bored with the Bay of E, so I started browsing Polish car auctions sites. No other specific reasons really, other than perhaps the cars are a bit different, cooler in a sense. Also, the mighty Dollar is damn strong, and I just happen someone who is familiar with shipping procedures. Just sayin’, but that’s neither here nor there. Anyway, this browsing is obviously going to lead to some amazing finds, such as this three-axles Citroen pickup.

This ’78 CX was obviously converted into a pickup truck, specifically to be used in filming and movie productions. It sports a 2.5L diesel and manual transmission, but unfortunately hasn’t ran in four years. The seller reassures that it ran well, when it did ran last. Right.

It’s over eighteen feet long and weights in at 4600lbs. No word on suspension details for the third axle, but c’mon, how complex could it really be? I would be a great base for a motor home. The auction starts at… less than $300!!

  • http://www.wegmuller.org dwegmull

    Quite a few CX were modified into utilitarian vehicles… Go here for many examples: http://www.forum-auto.com/automobiles-mythiques-e… Including a four axle version and many build photos showing how those modifications were carried out.
    Make sure to scroll down for the good stuff!

    • dukeisduke

      Whoa.

    • BGW

      I think this defines the phrase je ne sais quois far better than words ever could:
      <img src="http://i.imgur.com/wOSgQ.jpg&quot; width=500>

      • http://www.hooniverse.com Kamil_K

        Woah….

      • http://karakullake.blogspot.com Maxichamp

        That is the epitome of "luxo-barge".

  • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

    So, do shipping costs have to be included in the LeMons $500 limit? I think not.

    • http://Schmoargasbord.com Jo_Schmo

      this is starting to look more and more like the 24 hours of rolling chicane

      • http://www.hooniverse.com Kamil_K

        Woah… loop hole #2, you cant lose if no one can pass you!

        • http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/52703 mdharrell

          1.6: Your Car May Be Destroyed at Any Time: In addition to accidents and other unfortunate boo-boos, one car may be selected by blind ballot of all teams for immediate removal and total destruction. It could be your car. It probably WILL BE your car….

          • Smells_Homeless

            They haven't actually invoked that one for a while though, have they?

            • http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/52703 mdharrell

              No, but they haven't yet had anyone trying to be completely unpassable, either.

              • Smells_Homeless

                True. Very true. I was sad when they stopped doing the curse though. That little bit of Damocles' torment really added for the spectators, I think.

            • name_too_long

              My understanding is they rejigered People's Curse so you really have to piss *everyone* off to have the car completely destroyed.

              I think they've moved to a tiered system wherein *something* is done to the winning(?) car and the severity is based upon the portion of the field that voted for it.

      • http://www.hooniverse.com LTDScott
    • jeepjeff

      This vs. Speedycop's latest custom monster (the 8×4). LeMons Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny.

  • http://junkyardlust.com citroen67

    Nothing says "good idea" quite like taking an already stodgy suspension system, and adding a third axle to the equation!

    p.s. Where do I get one???

    • http://www.hooniverse.com Kamil_K

      Search allegro.pl. I forgot to include a proper link, sorry.

  • http://hooniverse.com/ Tanshanomi

    I am in favor of any car that has a platform in front of the grille designed for passengers to stand on while underway.

    • http://karakullake.blogspot.com Maxichamp

      How do you say "OSHA violation" in Polish?

      • name_too_long

        Looks like there are harness tie-in points on the front fenders.

        What could possibly go wrong?

    • http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/52703 mdharrell

      Agreed, although I see no reason for the passengers to have all the fun.

      [youtube prnJZ2RtgbY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prnJZ2RtgbY youtube]

      • B72

        Talk about being the crumple zone. VW buses have nothing on this.

        • http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/52703 mdharrell

          Yeah, but VW buses don't steer via foot treadle, so this one is well worth it.

  • http://www.proofnpudding.com muthalovin

    kaskaskas? More like kakaka.

  • dukeisduke

    Zero to Sixty in… Nope.

    • http://www.wegmuller.org dwegmull

      Don't be so sure! Other three axle CXs have been documented at over 200KPH (125MPH)…

  • dukeisduke

    Isn't that a '70s Dodge pickup parked across from it? This Citroen could inspire a whole book full of Polish jokes.

    • http://www.hooniverse.com Kamil_K

      It is. It's also for sale.

  • http://www.hooniverse.com Mad_Science

    I can guarantee you, you've have little hassle from the judges on just about anything imported from Poland, provided it was never sold in the States.

  • 2cver

    Look up 'Tissier' and you'll see all kinds of wonderful six-wheeled Citroens!

  • TDI_FTW

    The dual rear axle model was used a heavy load courier model for transporting heavy loads fast.

    The Citroën CX Loadrunner Bagagère

    <img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2101/2472207862_d9a23baae5_z.jpg&quot; width="500">

  • francois

    which site is this camera car citroen cx on? Would love to get it.

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