Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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CitroJim wrote:Lovely 8-) But why, for gawd's sake, is what looks like a residential street stacked out and jammed solid at 7:30 in the evening? :twisted: I'm shocked.

Sidcup must be just another name for purgatory I guess. Sounds like a real fun place...
There was a broken down ambulance being recovered blocking one lane, but you are right about Sidcup! (I live about 50 miles away)

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I saw a very nice ZX estate in dark blue the other day, equipped with its original and slightly mad looking wheel trims. The one which look a bit like a disc saw. It's owner was also glaring at my Xantia estate as I drove by.

This evening I spotted an XM, one I see around from time to time. A silver P reg estate 2.0 16v, its a little rusty but seems in frequent use. The owner again was looking at my car, keen Citroeners no doubt! :lol:

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Mk 1 Xantia SX facelift model in a light metallic red (R71 ***)on the A42 going East near Castle Donington, Saturday around 2'ish. Didn't catch whether petrol or diesel...too busy hooning past on the ZZR1100 on the way to Scarborough :lol: (where there was a PINK :shock: new style Range Rover on the seafront by the harbour...nearly put us off our breakfast!!)...

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Black DS on a K plate, I think it was RHD. On the A21 near Lamberhurst at about 5pm today. No photo as I was driving alone.

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CitroJim wrote:V6 Estate :P Very nice 8-)
Saw it again yesterday when I was driving around.... saw another XM this morning that I hadn't seen before... didn't catch the reg though to find out what spec it was.

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Few interesting specimens up at the local Citroen indie yesterday.

CX GTi Turbo sitting in the yard looking a little sorry for itself.

Some variety of 1930-40s model in their showroom...potentially a Traction Avant, but I've not seen enough up close to identify them.

And something mysterious under a tarp - all that was visible was one corner of the very nose of the car, judging by the headlight visible (and a little googling) I'd have said it could be an SM.

And of course about 5 Xantiae mainly LXes but one V6 in green (for sale apparently) - getting my key back was quite amusing, he had a small lockbox full of Xantia keys without tags on- he opened said box, said "Uhhhh?" and offered me a random one :lol: , conveniently there's a large stainless steel carabiner attached to mine.

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I saw another DS yesterday

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At Malcolms lock up, Hee hee!
So I got to sit in a DS for the first time & experience the armchair seats. He wouldn't let me drive it though!

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sorry i didnt get to give her a bath before the photo shoot :shock: :roll: :-D :wink:

very good to meet you and your fanless C4 Peter,

shame my DIS-LEXIA could not find your rad fan fault

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citronut wrote:sorry i didnt get to give her a bath before the photo shoot :shock: :roll: :-D :wink:

very good to meet you and your fanless C4 Peter,

shame my DIS-LEXIA could not find your rad fan fault
Another time perhaps!

Lovely to meet you too, we can try again at some point if that's ok with you.

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This afternoon I saw this very smart Series 1 (am I getting good!) Xantia stop over the road.
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A very friendly chap driving it too!

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Peter
you realy need to see someone about that :o :wink: ,

fancy hiding in bush's waiting for unsuspecting XANT's/Citroen's to go by, then click all done in a flash,

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Out and about today and spotted these two looking sorry for themselves...

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I believe there were a few more scattered however it was pouring down and these ones were visible from the roadside.

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Very tidy red 405 drove up my street then back again (cul-de-sac) probably lost.

Had the camera on the desk beside me. Too stupid to pick it up and get a photo.

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A lovely pale blue GSA and very tidy silver Xantia Exclusive HDi Estate spotted at the National Vintage Communications Fair yesterday. Also an XM but that was mine...

I believe the GSA may have been Mike's (uhn113x). Xantia was a CCC member.

Other cars of interest at the Fair was an immaculate MKII Escort Ghia, a 1971 K Plate Mini Van that looked in daily use and a very scruffy Morris Minor from the late 50s or early 60s that looked likewise... The Escort very definitely was not a daily driver...

Star of the show though was an N plate Fraud Fester that had festered so much we wondered how it was still on the road. The rust was epic and the rear bumper and valance was just a distant memory :lol: :lol:

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citronut wrote:Peter
you realy need to see someone about that :o :wink: ,

fancy hiding in bush's waiting for unsuspecting XANT's/Citroen's to go by, then click all done in a flash,
Those bushes are my front garden, so I am allowed to hide there.

Spotted this over the road yesterday!

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And this today!

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