The Citroën BX was launched with much fanfare on September 23, 1982, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. It became available to the public in 1983 with many different models being introduced. In 1985, a special edition four-wheel drive rally car–the BX4TC–made its debut. The BX4TC was Citroën’s entry into Group B rallying, and it bears little resemblance to the standard BX. An elongated nose accommodated the now-longitudinally mounted Peugeot engine, and four-wheel drive was added. Late to Group B, and never successful, Citroën recalled and scrapped as many 4TCs as it could, making this example quite rare. The Citroën BX was designed by one of the great Italian styling houses, Bertone. Marcello Gandini, Bertone’s stylist, also penned the Lamborghini Countach. Over 2.5 million units were built, making the “regular” BX second only in popularity to the 2CV.