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kalbert
10-05-2013, 03:31 AM
I first encountered this car 10 years ago and it came available this summer (condolences to the family of the owner). I thought for sure it had gone down the road several years ago and never would have expected to see it again. It's had a long garage life, the body is riddled with dings and scratches and being Minnesota a bit of rust, but it's otherwise factory fresh down to the window sticker and other original documentation in the glove box. Interior is immaculate, runs and drives like a dream aside from the original tires which are still round but hardly circles. It's got the v6 and AC but is otherwise a heat and keys model, AM radio, plastic door panels, bucket bench. 18,000 miles on the clock! This is a quick shot the afternoon we brought it home. I've got no plans other than to clean it up, have some PDR done, and replace the wheels and tires with 14" or 15" for driving on, keeping the OE parts for showing. When I saw IMSAkid's green machine (http://www.a-body.net/forums/showthread.php?19751-New-guy-with-a-1980-Chevy-Citation) I had to join and share. Never would have guessed there to be two low mile survivors!

http://hickorytech.net/~kylek/images/Citation/2013-07-25.jpg

Fer1973
10-07-2013, 04:58 PM
wow, nice car!! congrats.

with only 18,000 miles it is a real survivor!!

white89euro
10-10-2013, 02:42 AM
Awesome X-body there! If you've not already found it, look up the Chevy Citation club at yahoo groups.
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/chevycitationsforever/info
That group is really active - 45 messages in the past 7 days.
But stick around here too - most of us know a lot about the x-body cars. I'm a former owner of an '84 Buick Skylark.

Welcome!
George

a1veedubber
10-10-2013, 06:30 AM
I love it! Used to see those hubcaps all the time, pretty rare around these parts now though.

kalbert
10-11-2013, 02:39 AM
Thanks guys! I joined the Yahoo group too, those guys have already helped me out with some ideas for replacing the broken hatchback straps.

thebaron
11-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Thanks guys! I joined the Yahoo group too, those guys have already helped me out with some ideas for replacing the broken hatchback straps.

My new Sonic hatchback gave me an idea of using cords. I recommend getting 14" wheels with 215/60/14 tires. I had a 84 coupe with 13" and someone gave me 14" (crappy 85 x-11 steelies), but the ride is so much better. I hate the old basketballs.