Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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Re: Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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A Renault Wind.
Went to pick daughter up from our car fixit man. There is often a Wind in the car park but this one was in his 'forecourt'.
Tried to get a snap of it but very little room and the stupid phone decided to take a video. No glasses so attempt abandoned.
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Some would be most taken by
Big wheelie thing
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but I spotted something interesting:
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Lovely 😃
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Page one post one back in 2010, Sid the Squid from Hemel Hempstead will surely be pleased that it is still going in 2023, and a new entry from me bang on topic.
Sid_the_Squid wrote: 09 Jul 2010, 10:02 Hi All,
Seems I have a new neighbor with a lovely silver Xantia with personalized reg plate. Have not seen up close yet, so not clear on the specifications, also due to vague parking arrangements I don't know exactly which house is theirs either. Is this anyone on here living in HP1 area with a Silver Xantia on a personal plate?
Formerly of course the life blood of the French Car forum, and a collection of contributors with vast knowledge and first hand experience of the particular model highlighted in Sid the Squid's eponymous spotting thread...

No more beating about the bush

I saw a R Reg Citroen Xantia on the road this morning in, let's not be more precise than "Grey-ish". Smart, moving under its own steam, and no visible sign of iron oxide as it cruised past :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 18 Dec 2023, 10:18
I saw a R Reg Citroen Xantia on the road this morning in, let's not be more precise than "Grey-ish". Smart, moving under its own steam, and no visible sign of iron oxide as it cruised past :-D
They're getting to be a rare sight out in the wild these days... Well spotted :D
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I was in Hemel Hempstead yesterday, and spotted this;
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Not sure if this should be in barn finds, Spotted French Stuff, or coincidences!

This came up on my Facebook feed yesterday, needs work but looks a solid foundation for a project for someone keen
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The coincidence is with the reg number of the Blue 16RS we had between about 1989 and 1994:

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Can only have been a few weeks apart being registered, presumably from the same garage. JH appears to have been Reading. To compound we had another JH - the brown Visa special (RJH 822Y). And my Dad is JH West!
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I'll stick a link to your post on the unlikely coincidences thread Richard, and in a tangental very very unlikely co-incidence I delved over to e-bay just out of interest to see the listing of the BX from "Barn Finds" with a simple "barn finds search on google. A click on top of the list and up pops this ultra rare French offering from Peugeot with a Dundee connection, when along with Citroen at the turn of the Century the French had their pioneering electrique offerings.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285705743408 ... Swvg1lzmKo

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Rp0thejester wrote: 02 Apr 2024, 19:58 Reg check pla, ODB 928R
One better...a pic :-D



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That's the 1!!!!!! It's round the corner from me!!!!! I spotted it walking the dog.
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