Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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What's the story on the BX being towed Timmo?

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Bringing it home Jim, has been on pops driveway for the past 8 years, he was having a new roof put on the bungallow and the scaffolders said it was doable with the car there but not ideal, had been needing a good excuse to bring it home, ;-)

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Timmo wrote:Bringing it home Jim
Excellent :D I was worried it was going away.... Good, now the restoration can begin ;)

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haha! no that cars going nowhere!! owned since 2001, local car, Both my citroens cams from the same garage!

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Timmo wrote:haha! no that cars going nowhere!! owned since 2001, local car, Both my citroens cams from the same garage!
Perfect... I take the same attitude with my two Xantias :)

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Silver R plate S1 Xantia TurboD spotted in Coventry this afternoon. ...Sorry I've no idea exactly where we were!

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Zelandeth wrote:Silver R plate S1 Xantia TurboD spotted in Coventry this afternoon. ...Sorry I've no idea exactly where we were!
You did well to see it at all bent double in the back of a Golf Zel ;)

In a 54 mile bike ride today I saw nothing at all even remotely interesting on the road bar an old abandoned petrol station in Little Brickhill that still sports a sign to say Access is welcome here!

When did Access cards get withdrawn? Must have been at least 20 years ago if not longer...

Just checked, It was in 1996 so not far off at all ;) Looks like the filling station has been closed a lot longer than that...

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Thankfully I was on foot by that point Jim!

Not seen anywhere with the Access logo down here for a while, still quite a few old stations back up north still had it up though out in the sticks.

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I spotted a nice Triumph GT6 in Newport Pagnell this morning on the way back from karate training... In Old English White it looked gorgeous :D

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Coming back to Devon from the Great Western Autojumble (or Classic Car Show as it's now become) at the foot of Telegraph Hill I passed a (bamboo?) green 2CV, about to embark on its epic crawl up it. I was in a Cherokee, not the C15 as originally intended, otherwise we could've struggled up the hill together. :-D

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Not French but whilst out for a run this morning - not a run in the car but a run on two legs ;) I saw a BMW Z4 wearing a private plate...

The plate was OO04 MPG

I was given to wonder if it was a reflection of the fuel economy given by the vehicle when driven with a bit of spirit :lol:

No picture as I run very light indeed and never carry a 'phone with me... The most I carry is an ID tag...

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Saw a lovely white BX estate today westbound on the A27, reg was B19 TGD so I take it that she was a 1.9 TGD!

Very clean car, wish I got a picture.

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Seen that one at a few rallies Dean...

A well-loved one!

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well loved indeed, it was a thing of beauty set against a back-drop of hum drum commuter tat, ive come to the conclusion the BX is becoming better looking the older it gets (to me anyway).

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Deanxm wrote:well loved indeed, it was a thing of beauty set against a back-drop of hum drum commuter tat, ive come to the conclusion the BX is becoming better looking the older it gets (to me anyway).
I agree with every word of that Dean :)