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Citroën CX rally cars


The ageing DS, despite its impeccable rallying history was replaced by the CX in the competition department headed by Marlène Cotton and like its forebear, demonstrated its ability to cover hostile terrain in a manner few other cars managed.

The CX's métier was long distance endurance rallies and its outright victories include:-

  • 1977 - Sénégal - CX 2400 

  • 1978 - Sénégal - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1979 - Sénégal - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1980 - Biarritz - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1981 Paris - Dakar - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1981 Terre de Provence, Mille Pistes - CX 2400 GTi 


Under absolutely gruelling conditions, the CX also achieved the following placings:-

  • 1976 - Rallye Côte d'Ivoire - Côte d'Azur - 4th, 5th and 6th places in the 2 wheel drive touring cars class and 13th, 16th and 17th places overall - CX 2200 

  • 1977 - Rallye Acropol - 6th place overall - CX 2400 

  • 1977 - London to Sydney Rally - 3rd, 4th, 7th and 10th plus the Constructor's Trophy - CX 2400 

  • 1977 - Tour Automobile du Sénégal - in addition to taking the first prize, four CXs came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Only two other vehicles out of thirty starters completed the course - CX 2400 

  • 1978 - Rallye du Monte Carlo - First place in the diesel touring cars category - CX 2200 Diesel 

  • 1978 - General Diesel Class in the Tour de France Automobile - CX 2500 Diesel 

  • 1978 - Tour Automobile du Sénégal; in addition to the overall win, the 2nd, 3rd and 6th places also went to CXs, together with the Constructor's Cup - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1979 - Rallye Mistral (Coupe de France des rallyes sur terre) - 1st in Group 2 and 2nd overall - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1979 - Rallye Terre des Merveilles (Coupe de France des rallyes sur terre) - 2nd place - CX 2400 GTi 

  • 1979- Coupe de France des rallyes sur terre - 1st place in Group 1 - CX 2400 GTi 


© 1998 Julian Marsh