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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroenmad » 13 Aug 2012, 21:18

I think Kev enjoyed the ICCCR, he was rarely to be seen around the XMs ... :lol:
bxzx16v wrote:I didn't catch up with you at Harrogate Kev , hope you had a good holiday . I'll be at the Cxm in a few weeks time I might see you there .

Mark
I missed you too Mark, I did spot your car but not you. I'll be at CXM so I will see you there :)

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 14 Aug 2012, 12:54

Just had chance to sneak onto my friend's PC for a quick look and post (it's like a addiction this forum!)

Yes, an absolutely fantastic weekend, never known anything like it!

I spent a little more than I was expecting...there's a new addition to the fleet, Annabell!

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2012, 14:04

red_dwarfers wrote: I spent a little more than I was expecting...there's a new addition to the fleet, Annabell!
That's brilliant Kev =D>

So how long are you keeping everybody in suspense about Annabell? :lol: :lol:

She's a fine choice, a car I've always had a hankering after...

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Chris570 » 14 Aug 2012, 14:37

CitroJim wrote:
red_dwarfers wrote: I spent a little more than I was expecting...there's a new addition to the fleet, Annabell!
That's brilliant Kev =D>

So how long are you keeping everybody in suspense about Annabell? :lol: :lol:

She's a fine choice, a car I've always had a hankering after...
You're joking, Kev hasn't bought a Corsa 12v!!!

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2012, 14:49

Chris570 wrote: You're joking, Kev hasn't bought a Corsa 12v!!!
No, and I don't think it's a Matra Bagheera either... Now that is a car I really, really do hanker after 8-)

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroening » 14 Aug 2012, 19:58

Annabell sounds like the name for a GS or GSA to me...

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Xaccers » 14 Aug 2012, 20:19

Citroening wrote:Annabell sounds like the name for a GS or GSA to me...
I'm thinking 2CV, or something with udders...

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2012, 21:21

Xac wrote: I'm thinking 2CV, or something with udders...
A BX perhaps? That has an octopus...

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroenmad » 14 Aug 2012, 22:03

Citroening wrote:Annabell sounds like the name for a GS or GSA to me...
Annabell is the name my sister christened our 2cv ... :lol:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by DOMW » 15 Aug 2012, 19:40

red_dwarfers wrote:Just had chance to sneak onto my friend's PC for a quick look and post (it's like a addiction this forum!)

Yes, an absolutely fantastic weekend, never known anything like it!

I spent a little more than I was expecting...there's a new addition to the fleet, Annabell!
Ah well, I tried my best to talk you out of it! :lol:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 20 Aug 2012, 14:59

A Corsa 12v, never again, that was my first car.

Franklin's right, Annabelle is the name for a Citroen GSA Club!
It's the blue one in the garage. During the ICCCR I was told about it by a chap in the car club who had gone over it with a fine toothcomb, then I was given some full size A4 photos to 'help' me think about it.
During the evening get togethers GS people were joking around about convoying down with me to have a look, the trouble was that by 4am (we made the most of the nights!) on the last night three started saying 'seriously now, can I come down, I promise to stand back and let you look over it first'.

As they all knew much more about them than me I thought why not.
As we parked up outside her house, the seller walked out and couldn't believe her eyes. It had been years since she had seen another GS and now 3 turned up at once :lol:

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Here she is. 1981, registered late at the original owners request. And now the exciting bit, you can see the original owner in both of those photos, I will be the second owner!
She's a bit of an enthusiast most of her cars have been Citroens. She currently knocks around in the most immaculate original looking Xantia I have seen in a good while.
The GSA has the 1299cc engine with a 5 speed gearbox and is in fairly good original condition, a small amount of welding needs doing, tyres will want replacing along with a few other bits and pieces over time.
I'm looking forward to getting her back here, she'll be a keeper, along with the XM and Xantia :shock:
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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 20 Aug 2012, 15:09

Wow :-D Great stuff Kev :-D When I spotted it was a blue one I wondered if you'd somehow got hold of 'PUD', a well-known GSA that lives near me and very familiar to readers of the Citroenian...

I look very forward to hearing all about your adventures in Annabell 8-)

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by red_dwarfers » 20 Aug 2012, 15:20

Thanks Jim!
Thats something else, this one has been off the road since '94 and still has its original 1981 logbook!
CitroJim wrote:I look very forward to hearing all about your adventures in Annabell 8-)
Careful, Malcolm will have a field day with that comment :oops:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by CitroJim » 20 Aug 2012, 15:29

red_dwarfers wrote: Careful, Malcolm will have a field day with that comment :oops:
I'm sure he will without needing any encouragement from me Kev :lol: :lol:

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Re: Red Dwarfers Xantia and XM adventures

Post by Citroenmad » 20 Aug 2012, 20:35

Excellent Kev, I bet you cant wait to get it and get it road going. A keeper indeed! 8-)