The red X3

This beautifull GS X3 is owned by Menno Spoormaker from The Netherlands. He acquired this car in December 2002, after being tipped by someone at an e-maillist. The car was for sale at a Belgium garage near Leuven. Menno went to check it out and like what he saw. A few weeks later he borrowed a trailer and went to pick it up. As the pictures show, the car was in a good condition. It is an original Belgium X3 produced on Februari 22th, 1979. It had run 93.650 kilometers when Menno bought it. The GS plate in the picture comes from the Citroën Dealer he bought the car off.
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Just after the purchase.

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A proud owner
standing next to his car.

The striping, the foglights, the
black painted bumpers and the wheel
covers are specific X3 details.

Another unique X3 detail:
the rear spoiler

A GS X3 is one of the most rare GSs produced. As succesor of the GS X2, it was only a short while for sale from mid 1978 untill the introduction of the GSA in 1979. The car was already equiped with the 1299cc engine, that came with the GSA in 1979. However the X3 engine had 65HP. Note that this is 1HP more than in most GSAs!
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The X3 engine, a 1299cc
with 65hp is the most
powerfull GS/GSA engine

The dashboard with round clocks,
as in all type 2 GSs.

The specific X3 interiour
in remarkable good condition.

After aqcuiring the car it needed some work to pass the Dutch road test, in order to get a Dutch license plate. A little bit of welding, anti-rust prevention measures, some new tyres and a replacement bearring. Furthermore the car received some optional treatment (washing and polishing). Underneath you can see some pictures of the renovation.
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Rust prevention and painting

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Some work on the rear brakes

Dismantling the front exhaust system

Some welding on the bottom of the trunk

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Specific X3 detail: The wheel covers

The X3 had this license plate at purchase

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The result of some hard work..

After passing the road test, in 2003 something bad happend. Someone ran into Menno's parked X3 without leaving a note. The pictures underneath are the sad result of this. The car was struck from the behind passengersside. The rear bumper got dented (at the corner of impact and the long-midpart) aswell as the bodywork around the wheels. The booth was just upset, but the rearlight also got crushed. Luckely the car was good insured. As by now it is repaired and once again Menno is cruising in his unique GS X3.
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The place of impact

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Dented rear side panel.

Offset trunk