YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, August 6, 2012
From Saturday’s Hemming’s Sports & Exotic Car show in Saratoga Springs, here’s a really exotic (have you ever even seen one?) 1989 Citroën CXA Prestige sedan. Stunning in this black/black color scheme, the CX replaced the venerable DS in Citroën’s lineup, but it never had the staying power. They were built from 1975 (when it won the European Car of the Year Award, to 1991. Notice the low stance in the top photo. The CX’s hydropneumatic suspension is in the “rest” mode, putting the rocker panels nearly on the ground. The bottom photo shows the car at its normal driving height. There was a special CX put up for sale a while back — a specially-built limousine ordered (but never taken delivery) by East German party secretary Erich Honecker. You remember him as the guy who had the Berlin Wall built. Alas, his government fell apart before the car was finished, and he lived out his exile in South America, probably driving funny little VWs. This show car was driven in from the Albany area.