Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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That was one of Hub's better efforts... I enjoyed watching it the other evening...

Seeing all this Xantia love almost makes me wish I still had one...
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It was almost identical to mine, except mine had a turbo despite being an LX of the same vintage. Superb car that did a lot of miles while I had it.
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Out on my bike today I caught a Xantia in the wild :D
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Apologies for the poor picture quality from my bike camera... The light was all over the place and what light there was was mainly blocked out by a big panel van I'd stopped behind to let the Xantia through...

I then saw the Xantia pull into a driveway a few hundred feet away and stopped to introduce myself to the owner...

It's a 1.8i Sinker and it's been in their ownership since 1999 :D Lovely people and the car is in tidy condition. Turns out they owned a bike shop near Bedford before retirement and were keen TT riders...

With the owner's permission, here's a rather better photo :D
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It made for a great bike ride :D
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I know I've posted this one in the past but only as a very dark photo taken very early in the morning with only a headtorch for illumination..

This afternoon I spotted it again... This time in the sunshine :)
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It really is very, very tidy indeed. Almost concours - a delight :D
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A very tidy Pug 106 spotted yesterday during my recovery run, shame about the bonnet dent...
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The second automotive spot during my morning run...
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I'm no huge fan of these motorised prams although I'm always happy to see one well loved and cherished. This one surely is both :D

It's fairly local and I believe it's a daily driver... I've seen it out and about in weather I'd not dream of taking Bluebell out in... I expect and hope it has a nice new galvanised chassis...
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Seen on Facebook... Great Yarmouth in 1995 according to the caption...
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Spot the Xantia :D
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CitroJim wrote: 14 Apr 2023, 17:18 Seen on Facebook... Great Yarmouth in 1995 according to the caption...

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Spot the Xantia :D
Erm, is it in front of the Peugeot 205? :-k
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CitroJim wrote: 14 Apr 2023, 17:18 Seen on Facebook... Great Yarmouth in 1995 according to the caption...

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Spot the Xantia :D
Amazing to see how many Fords in that picture!! :-D
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 14 Apr 2023, 17:20
Erm, is it in front of the Peugeot 205? :-k

So it is James :D That one was hiding in plain sight from me :roll: :lol:
mickthemaverick wrote: 14 Apr 2023, 17:22
Amazing to see how many Fords in that picture!! :-D
Many more than you ever see these days... No doubt in the same scene in 2023 the majority would be Audis...
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Memories of my cream Ford Sierra Estate come flooding back... :-D
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Is that a BX heading away from the camera (left, by the lamp post, and behind the BMW)?
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