Citroen AX with Peugeot 106 GTi Engine and Faded Paint Has that Special Something

There’s just something so special about an old car with a story, which for many drivers, beats the new car smell any day… This Citroen AX, for instance, while it’s not for everybody, will make a handful of enthusiasts nod in their desk chair, as they’re reading this and looking over the sales ad that details it.

At first, you’d think you’re staring at a pile of junk fit for the scrapheap, but in actual fact, the car is mechanically sound, and in good condition, plus it’s got one important trick up its sleeve: it runs a 1.6-liter petrol engine out of a crashed Peugeot 106 GTi, as well as that car’s front suspension.

Stopping power is ensured by 306 GTi6 brakes up front, but the standard rear drums are retained. It comes with an exhaust system made out of intermixed bits of old PSA piping, and the car tips the scales at 800 kg fully fueled up (or 1,763 lbs).

There’s a lot to be said about the car, but it’s best left to its owner to describe; he lovingly calls it “Project S***box and you can read all about it on Pistonheads.

By Andrei Nedelea

PHOTO GALLERY

Citroen-AX-1Citroen-AX-2Citroen-AX-3Citroen-AX-4

This Wild Mercedes-Benz Le Mans Concept Is Futuristic And Sleek

A Mercedes concept for the year 2040 has us confident endurance racing will remain exciting for decades to come.

2017 Ford Explorer Recall: Keep Your Hands To Yourself To Avoid Injury

The safety campaign counts 338,332 units of the 2017 Explorer that might have sharp edges on their powered seat frames.

Accidental PIT Maneuver Leads To Rollover Crash

A not so subtle reminder to check your surrounding before changing lanes.

Chevrolet Reportedly Developing A Hardcore Silverado To Tackle The Ford F-150 Raptor

The truck will reportedly have an assortment of off-road focused goodies, but not huge horsepower ratings.

Gas Prices Set To Soar As Attack On Saudi Arabia Knocks Out 5% Of Global Oil Production

The attack has seen brent crude futures jump by the highest numbers seen since the Gulf War.

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Revs Its Engine For Nov. 15 Premiere With New Trailer

The epic showdown between Ford and Ferrari in Le Mans comes to the silver screen, and critics have, so far, nothing but good words about it.

2020 Corvette Stingray Looks Sensational In Zeus Bronze

GM first introduced this paint color, albeit with a different name, on the Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V in late 2018.

Supermarket Employees Teach Driver Who Parked In Cart Aisle A Hilarious Lesson

Images of the poorly-parked Peugeot 208 went viral on Facebook.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Promises To Be One Wild Track-Focused Beast

The Black Series moniker is about to make a return in the most agile street-legal AMG yet.

Mazda MX-5 Breaks A Record You Never Knew Existed, Always Wanted To Try

A modified MX-5 Mk1 broke the record for the most hairpins driven by a car in 12 hours.