Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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Deanxm wrote:I've come to the conclusion the BX is becoming better looking the older it gets (to me anyway).
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This was ours - an '89 19RD - while towing a caravan along the Duoro into Portugal in 1996.
A well-sorted NA 1.9 (GTi full dash, twin fans, expansion tank etc), we miss her a lot. Really silly to have let her go when we acquired the XM in 1998.
Couldn't agree more Dean: a fabulous shape!

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have you seen BX prices too! someone has a very clean low miles valver on C&C £23'000, must be a misprint, then there is a twin webber BX sport in the UK for £4k, now I know there is asking on the one hand, and getting on the other but even so, WOW!
I think the front of a MK1 BX has a certain hint of Rover SD1 about it, no bad thing, looks very nice but back when they were on the road I never really liked the MK1 style, now its my favourite, my DTR looked very nice too as does the sport and GTI.

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In these days of curves and aero designs, angles, wedges and sharp edges are the new Retro !, it is why I prefer the S1 Xantia front end over the S2 curved intake/headlamp design.

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S1 Xantia is my favourite as is the S1 XM, S2's are ok but the planned S3 XM was a monster, truly ugly car.

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Stickyfinger wrote:In these days of curves and aero designs, angles, wedges and sharp edges are the new Retro !, it is why I prefer the S1 Xantia front end over the S2 curved intake/headlamp design.
Same here - says he with an S2 Xantia but then my S2 is just a workhorse...

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Not in the flesh, but....

Watched Trainspotting again the other night, in preparation for going to see the sequel. There's a shot of the flat in London Renton is trying to rent out, and I'm pretty sure a BX estate goes by - can only see the lower edge, and it's fleeting! Saddest BX spot ever?

Also saw a BX Hatch getting squashed by a tank on something the boys were watching (You've been framed perhaps) the other day....

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along the similar line of above, tuesday last week, took the girls and pooch down the beach, coming back up to the car park couldn't resist a snap of the veg burner, i know am biased, and generally would take an old car over new, but despite being the Oldest in the car park, i still think it looks good! - i would say best looking But, a masseratti quatraporte was also there looking Rather lovely!
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a good friend of mine also commented on my BX in the drive the other day about its lines, dont see them much anymore!

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CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:In these days of curves and aero designs, angles, wedges and sharp edges are the new Retro !, it is why I prefer the S1 Xantia front end over the S2 curved intake/headlamp design.
Same here - says he with an S2 Xantia but then my S2 is just a workhorse...
But you do have an s1 though Jim. I prefer the s1 also. Especially as it's an activa s1 [emoji4]

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daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:In these days of curves and aero designs, angles, wedges and sharp edges are the new Retro !, it is why I prefer the S1 Xantia front end over the S2 curved intake/headlamp design.
Same here - says he with an S2 Xantia but then my S2 is just a workhorse...
But you do have an s1 though Jim. I prefer the s1 also. Especially as it's an activa s1 [emoji4]
Oh yes, very true!

Timmo, I love those yellow fogs on the Xantia... And the numberplate too 8-) I'd keep that plate whatever happens to the car in the future...

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Have to admit that I too far prefer the nose on the S1 Xantia - hence why there's an old thread by me where I started pondering how hard it would be to do a swap - which would really puzzle the enthusiasts when they saw it...

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I'd love to turn an S2 into an S1 lookalike :)

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It's not so hard apparently. Bonnet, slam panel, wings and bumper fromm what I recall when I bent my S1 Activa. I was looking for either S1 or S2 bits to fix it

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I was going to say it shouldnt be too tricky a conversion, if you had a rear ended s1 you would be in an ideal position for a conversion!

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It would be a cracking way of fixing eh lacquer peel on Gabriel's bonnet!

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Apart from finding an S1 bonnet in red without peel