Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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I usually see a few C6s around here and never post them as spotteds but I saw a slightly more interesting one today. One of the first 10 registered here, on a 55plate.

It was GF55 YOL, parked in Middlesbrough, there was a football match on so I guess it was there for that.
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Spotted a White DS today when we nipped out, wife first spotted it, then saw it in a layby with the guy on the phone then again in the next village! They Do look So good on the road!

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Timmo wrote:They Do look So good on the road!
Not 'alf :-D They're not known as the Goddess for nothing Timmo!

Like the SM, they look stunning in the metal but don't always photograph so well...

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CitroJim wrote:
Like the SM, they look stunning in the metal but don't always photograph so well...

I can NOT agree Jim... Yes the DS is drop dead stunning.. but the SM.. somehow does not do it for me! Really doesn't ,

I have the feeling.. Ohh. theres an SM.. but I dont get the ooooerrrr WOW an SM! Like I would a CX.. or DS.... 0r C6

Sorry, but thats me

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citroenxm wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Like the SM, they look stunning in the metal but don't always photograph so well...

I can NOT agree Jim... Yes the DS is drop dead stunning.. but the SM.. somehow does not do it for me! Really doesn't ,

I have the feeling.. Ohh. theres an SM.. but I dont get the ooooerrrr WOW an SM! Like I would a CX.. or DS.... 0r C6

Sorry, but thats me
I know exactly where you're coming from Paul. Not the prettiest car Citroen ever made by far. I was using it more as an example really to say they don't picture well but look better in the metal just as the DS and CX look much better in the metal unless photographed by James Walsh of course...

Against a tidy CX or GS or XM the SM looks like nothing. See an SM amongst its non-Citroen contemporaries (E-Type excepted) and they begin to look good. That's how I first saw a live blue metallic SM and it blew me away. It was at Beaulieu. Now look at an SM at DSM and against the fleet of assembled DSs it looks like the ugly sister...

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Not an actual spot but its on TV!

A 60 plate C6 with the later wheels, so probably a 3.0 HDi V6, one of the few! In dark blue with the reg RV60 HOJ

Its on The Royal Bodyguard - a comedy series with David Jason.

Edit: DVLA says it is a 3.0 HDi. Nice! 8-)

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Beat me to it Chris! :lol: :lol:

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Old Del Boy's looking a bit old these days :shock:

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Haha, it didnt have a big part did it :lol:
CitroJim wrote:Old Del Boy's looking a bit old these days :shock:
He must be in his 70s by now

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Bit different to a Reliat Regal!!!

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:lol:

Those oval pipes on either side of the 3.0 looked a lot nicer than what was pulled out by 'The Bodyguard'!

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DOMW wrote::lol:

Those oval pipes on either side of the 3.0 looked a lot nicer than what was pulled out by 'The Bodyguard'!
Didn't they just, I think there must have been a tailpipe from an Ford Escrot stuffed under there :lol:

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a 2.1 Xantia in red outside Wigan North Western station about 5 minutes ago

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a quick picture of mine next to one of my almost Daily spots!
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was a couple of weeks back we spotted R298 CRL too which is same spec and same community midwife green colour too!! :-D

was chatting to a Citroen mad friend the other day about the Amount of Xant's that have sprungup down here last couple of months, most seem locally reg'd too, and pretty much all TD's, good half a dozen i regularly see, with about the same amount again i see once a month or so, Lots of old pugs about too, 306's, 405's and 6's too,