Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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CitroJim wrote:
myglaren wrote:There was a curious lack of horses in that locale if I remember correctly.
That makes it even more likely then...

Neigh lad, you can't beat a bit of horse in your burger... Guess the butcher got saddled with a load of horse meat and found an inventive way of using it...

Brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'flogging a dead horse...'
I think you should all rein it in now

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Spotted on the M4 near Reading this Wednesday gone. Citroen SM, in silver, PMF 370L. Looked nice, but no photos as I was driving.

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Nice spot! I've never actually seen one in the flesh.
Another question regarding the XM I saw the other week, it was very noticable that the quarterlight window bars looked bright chrome. All the pics I've seen show black bars, was this a particular model? Just wondering!

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There used to be an S reg (I think, but could be wrong) SM, metallic lime green that I spotted quite often in Reading. I haven't seen it for a few years though.

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Spotted a dark green Activa today in the village of Blunham, near Bedford. I saw it when getting fish and chips and have seen it there before... It appears to live just round the corner from the chippie...

Also seen an XM in the vicinity, a very tidy one too...

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I didn't really spot this, it's spotted on PistonHeads. http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=27057" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It looks really nice, if I didn't have wife & children I could easily have a driveway full of aging "really nice" cars!
One of my friends had a black ZX Volcane diesel in about 1996, at the time I had a Golf GTI & thought it was better. Now I'd rather have the ZX. GTI, far too common!

PS anyone know what the differences are between the 16v and the Volcane as I believe there was also a Volcane petrol model.
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volcane petrol was 8v. both a 1.9 alloy block and 2.0 iron. and no body kit. 16v was 3 door only halo model. bodykit. round rear arches
holes in rear hatch glass for spoiler.

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Seen today while browsing for Reading, Berkshire...

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Spotted on the A329M near Bracknell, an S reg metallic green Xantia (same colour as one on front page of forum) HDi hatch with spoiler. No photos, as I was driving, it looked nice.

If it was yours, a; nice, and b; your OSF sidelight is blown.

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This very morning around here, waking to see more snow than expected, a good few were saying exactly what's on that C5 number plate Ben :lol: :lol:

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whilst out and about for SWMBO I ahd to do a double take, when I spotted a Peugeot 205 Cabriolet in green with a cream roof at the light in Penwortham

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Driven by penguins or polar bears by any chance Steve?

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No Jim......... a little old lady with a purple rinse :shock:

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Trainman wrote:No Jim......... a little old lady with a purple rinse :shock:
My goodness, she's a tough old bird out in a convertible at this time of the year. I'd not argue with her!