Brand New Xantia - Straight off the Production line!!!

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Brand New Xantia - Straight off the Production line!!!

Post by Gammy leg » 23 Mar 2010, 22:08

Ok Chaps, :idea:

What would it you pay for your own brand new Xantia???

With the availablity of more affordable pattern parts, it must surely be possible to fully construct a complete brand new car. With probably the exception of the chassis, just about everything else can be sourced relatively simply from motor factors or specialist manufacturers.

Has anyone ever though of doing this? or better still, done it. What would you be prepared to spend? What would it cost, how long would it take:?:

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Post by Xaccers » 23 Mar 2010, 22:23

Just got to Iran and buy one brand new.
The Mk3 isn't to everyone's taste though

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Post by Xaccers » 23 Mar 2010, 22:26

Fly out to Tehran, pick one up and drive it back through Turkey.

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Post by Gammy leg » 25 Mar 2010, 22:30

What mod's might you need to carry out to import one into the UK? Any ideas how much they sell for?

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Post by R9UKE » 25 Mar 2010, 23:20

Thank god for the C5, that mk 3 looks absolutely awful. I'd expect a Proton badge on it!

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Post by DickieG » 26 Mar 2010, 07:23

R9UKE wrote:Thank god for the C5, that mk 3 looks absolutely awful. I'd expect a Proton badge on it!
Hmm, its not good but C5, an example of beautiful proportionate car design :shock: :?

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Post by myglaren » 26 Mar 2010, 08:00

DickieG wrote:
R9UKE wrote:Thank god for the C5, that mk 3 looks absolutely awful. I'd expect a Proton badge on it!
Hmm, its not good but C5, an example of beautiful proportionate car design :shock: :?
Very true, C5s are never going to win any beauty contests.

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Post by red_dwarfers » 26 Mar 2010, 08:21

If I had a lot of money to burn. I would probably spend it on building not a Xantia, but a Citroen XM 3.0 Ltr V6 Manual Activa Multimedia with every factory extra 8-)

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Re: Brand New Xantia - Straight off the Production line!!!

Post by JohnD » 26 Mar 2010, 09:45

Gammy leg wrote:


With the availablity of more affordable pattern parts, it must surely be possible to fully construct a complete brand new car. :?:
I remember 30 or so years ago Practical Motorist magazine thought about doing similar by building a Morris Minor from the parts bins. The Minor, when in production cost around 500quid, was calculated would cost a couple of thousand from bits.

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 26 Mar 2010, 10:53

AH!!

So that's what an Xantia looks like with Golf type lights, fog lamps moved to an odd position, and made smaller! :roll:

What's with the over riders borrowed from a RAV4 faux X faux! :roll:

A case of taking a car that was styled correctly, and then messing it up with what looks like a factory Barry Boy exercise! :roll: :shock:

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Post by addo » 26 Mar 2010, 11:21

I would assume it's been converted to steel sprung suspension.

Wonder if they'll do a RWD version, as for the 405?

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Post by R9UKE » 26 Mar 2010, 12:59

myglaren wrote:
DickieG wrote:
R9UKE wrote:Thank god for the C5, that mk 3 looks absolutely awful. I'd expect a Proton badge on it!
Hmm, its not good but C5, an example of beautiful proportionate car design :shock: :?
Very true, C5s are never going to win any beauty contests.
Yeh ok, valid point.

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 28 Mar 2010, 10:22

Looks like the design feature of shiny trim on the bumper, and door trims has been retained.
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So is this now made to a better quality then the original, or is it destined to also go the milky way in the future?

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Post by Xaccers » 28 Mar 2010, 11:14

Well it may be a source of cheap new strips :)

I wonder if it has been converted to springs though.