Well the time has come to make a big decision....to sell the Xantia on for a new project
Weve been through alot the Xantia and our family and have many happy memories of trips taken together, a truly amazing car which has served us very well
That said, what happens with me is i get bored once a car has come to the end of its "project life" and requires little else but the occasional wash and start thinking "you only live once and so many cars i havent owned yet" so what else can i get and mess about with
The next car to add to my history of fixer uppers will be a series 1 XM. Its been decided and Steve (Trainman) and myself will be taking a trip over to Paul's (Citroenxm) on the 6th of July to do the deal and bring it home. Its at times like these when forums and clubs come into their own. People offer honest cars, their help and good advice, and Paul and Steve have been great so far in helping me make this purchase possible
Am i making the right decision selling the Xantia? No, but im borrowing the money to buy the XM from a friend and so will need to pay him back with the proceeds.
The Xantia will be dolled up to the nines ready for a new owner...i started on the front passenger side wing and door this evening and wet sanded out some scratches then machined it back up again. The plan is to go round the whole car one panel at a time to clean her up nice. It wont be 100% perfect as there are a few marks that wont come out, but its an old car after all and the paint has been through alot.
Anyway, if you know anyone who wants a Xantia TD....(Economical and still a "veg virgin") then please point them my way