The Citroën AX was always pretty rare in New Zealand, to see one now even more so. Although the styling is incredibly Euro-drab, especially for a Citroën, the minimalist design is supermini at its best.
I remember the late great LJKS praising elegant efficiency of the AX design when released. Notice the 3 wheel bolts? All it needed, so all it got.
Quite a contrast to the bloated parody of ‘Mini’ the current MINI has become.
It was in the car park above one of my favourite West Coast beaches. Anawhata is a bit of a hike, especially back up the hill, but worth the effort. There were two cars in the car park, just 4 people and 2 dogs on the beach that day!