Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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It is very rare that I see any these days but when I do there are several on the trot.

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CitroJim wrote:Is it a goer Tim or resting?

On the spotting side, considering I've done 700 miles in three days (Home to Aberystwyth and back followed almost immediately by Home to Taunton and back) the Xantia spotting was poor.

One unknown blue Xantia near Shrewsbury, one blue Xantia Estate in Taunton and one red one I forget where...

Where have they all gone?
Had current tax, and looked in great condition, Jim.

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An excellent spot, to see a 2cv just left in a field, looks a nice example. 8-)

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looks from the pattern in the grass it slid sideways to where it was lol!!

quite a few this week down here, M reg xant in the swimming pool car park usual green, Mk1 silver xant estate parked up out side a small private sewing repairs shop, possibly the same one i parked next to a couple of weeks back?? DS i saw last year has sprung up in the paper too! white one,
also saw this beauty in the beach carpark down the road last week!
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then the very next day another the same but withoutr any decals on it, didnt take a pic as thought was the same till it passed, oh, and a good dozen zx's too! inc a silver one that parked up infront then reversed up and round us to park behind on the hill over looking the beach on thursday when we were having a Paaaaaaaaaaasty for lunch!
view from said hill for anyone interested! ;-)
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Run To The Sun this week end so a milion uber chav saxo's in newquay no doubt!!!

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That second photo looks like a nice spot to be Timmo :-D Where is it?

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CitroJim wrote:That second photo looks like a nice spot to be Timmo :-D Where is it?
Yes, looks great now, I bet it's a nightmare in winter though. (I'm from Whitby so know just what winter by the sea can be like)

Spotted a Renault 21 yesterday, haven't seen one in years. It looked to be in superb nick but passed too quickly for me to see any further details.

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Tis Portreath down on the north Cornish coast, is a lovely little village, packed in the summer! Winters okay, get some Amazing storms blow up the coast! Few years back when we had the last Good one, the sea pushed up over the car park on the front! Got a couple of pictures but was difficult to Stand! Wave height recoded at 26ft off the rock! :-O. One of the pictures I managed to get, I worked it out at roughly 23ft knowing the height of the blocks in the wall and the old pilot hut size etc.! Just Love what nature can throw at us!!

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A couple from this morning at ACA after having a look round, leave some bids etc. Didn't stay for the auction which is starting soon as got other stuff to do, however I couldn't miss out on the hog roast they do there! :-D =P~

Didn't snap 'em all but there was a Renault 5 Turbo 2 there as well...

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On the way home from work yesterday, I dropped onto the M6 right behind John Rigbye's DS3 Racing and followed that for a while, then coming off the M6 at Jcn 29 (M65) I was passed by a BX GTI in red on a J plate.

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Loads of french cars - mainly Citroens as I was out with my eldest daughter looking for a C3 or similar for her :)

There was a C5 VRS estate at the Honda dealer (she bought her last C3 and a Civic from them) and every time we passed it it would unlock then lock again - I wonder if it was my C5 keys messing with it? It was not for sale (in the customer car park, scruffy and full of rubbish) but no-one came to investigate.

She bought a C3 - first one she saw, as usual. OK but they forgot to fit any suspension to it :(
Hate to say it but the '03 Astra she part-exed for it is a far better car, too big and uneconomical for her though.

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Saw Another ren. Avantime down here the other day, HY02... And also a V plate Silver Xant estate guess it was an HDi but it pulled out behind me, Loads of ZX's about too! Maroon one, green, many silver and a couple blue ones, all between P and S reg,

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Driving along in the Laguna V6 this afternoon.... a Vel Satis comes towards me THEN a 3.5 V6 Grand Espace pulls out in front me ahead. It was enough to give me a stroke, the excitement was immense! Followed the Espace for ages but they were lost and kept stopping and starting - I WILL own it, you've seen it here, HJZ 6343 will be mine :twisted:

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Ive spotted a few French cars this past week, 4 2cvs, all in Wales. A red, a blue and a yellow and green and this very nice red and grey:

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Today I spotted a blue Renault Avantime going South on the M1, with a canoe on the roof.

I came across this in a small Welsh village, a BX TZD:
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Yes, it really is a BX! :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:It looks like a small body Light-15 to me, though what model im not sure, the boot and wheel base would give it away.

In short, it is a Traction Avant, very nice spot :-D

Not sure what's happened to the other photos on Flikr of this car, but here's one of the back end, taken today.

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Image0365 by Tim Redberry, on Flickr

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Oooh a taction! Used to be one up the road from the local Cit dealers, chap would park it on the Hill out side his Driveway on a 2 lane section!! Brave! But admittedly, and suprisingly, never got bumped! Loved seeing it there! Not seen it for a while though! :-(

Did see A nice condition 405 estate on an L plate in the woods carpark yesterday and an old L plate Espace too!