Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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I could not believe my eyes on Saturday evening, I had popped out in the V6 for some fuel and coming towards me was a silver XM estate! P reg I think it was, I drove round to where I thought it would be parked (Aldi) and its a manual VSX, though with no engine badging, it could well be a 2.0 16v. A bit tatty and rusty on the rear arches, but a very nice thing to see.

Its not often I see a car older than 2000 around here, let alone an XM and an estate at that 8-)

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I saw a C6 today!!! and i think it was a WK plate so possibly being The only one registered in Cornwall??? was in Silver driving up Portreath hill incase twas anyone!! :wink:
we'd just come round the top corner and saw the strange pattern on the water from churned up sand hitting the cove, i said to the wife, Look at that, isnt it strange, Followed by an OOOOOOOH LOOOOOK A C6!! hahahha!

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nosing through one of the motoring blog sites i often look at, spotted a picture taken at the Retro rides prescot hill climb, these cars had been at a cirtcuit nearby, but a picture of a Xsara and a ZX rally prep'd car!!!
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especially impressed with the ZX!!
(speedhunters site is where the image came from)

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Parked in my usual carpark yesterday and when I pulled in noticed this!

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Couldn't resist parking next to it...

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A very tidy ZX at B&Q, gone by the time I came out and went for the camera.

A Xantia Estate in superb nick (V-reg) seen once parked at some roadworks on the way to work, seemingly owned by one of the contractors, seen again this evening travelling in the opposite direction. Both times passed too quickly to get any details other than it is Dante red.

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Citroening wrote:Parked in my usual carpark yesterday and when I pulled in noticed this!
Following on from the picture above...

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Saw loads of interesting cars in France last weekend. A good 15/20 Renault Safranes, 4 605s, 1 XM, loads of 405s and Renault 5s, couple of Renault 4s, a 504, CX and finally a DS on the motorway. I've got to sort through my photos, I'll upload a few at some point.

We're planning on going over again in a couple of weeks, then maybe again for a couple of days over the Christmas holidays. I think France might have left an impression on me... :-D

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Does it count if an old school friend had posted pictures of a renault4 he used to do the bangor rally??
Blue B reg B101 OLX is currently still there awaiting the ferries to start again as they didn't fancy the drive from roscoff up to calias then from dover Back down here! ;-)
Cracking looking little motor though!!

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A Renault 4, its not often you hear about one of those still surviving now. A B reg will be a GTL? Not the better looking of R4s but the most powerful with a 1100cc engine, a real shame they got rid of the umbrella handbrake for a conventional one.

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Will go and nab some pictures from his FB!

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Not spotted in the flesh, but on le bon coin is a LHD 2000 Xantia V6 with less than 20,000 miles, pity its not an activa. LINK

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couple of screengrabs of my old school mates R4 on the banger rally recently,
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also this image i found on a motoring blog recently,
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That R4 looks very tidy 8-)

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Work car park today, ignoring the Fiesta we have a Berlingo, XM, Xantia, Picasso and a C4!

It's the little things!

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My colleague with the Xantia used to have a flower power one before he went off trying other cars. After 4 years the charm of the Xantia won him and his missus hearts and he's back driving one again!
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