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Re: Tax-exempt classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by citronut » 09 Mar 2015, 14:26

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Apparently those sitting in the back seats (of the Family CX) had to use an intercom system to talk to the driver, the distance was so great!
or if it were Mike from the north it would have bin smoke signals :roll: #-o :wink: sorry Mike i could not resist it

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Mar 2015, 18:16

CitroJim wrote:A Xantia estate converts into a double bed with the rear seats folded.. Surprisingly spacious...
Do the seats fold down properly flat and give you at least 6 foot length , and room for 2 side by side? Its surprising when you look into it how many offerings there are of "tailgate awnings/tents at various prices to combine the tailgate sleeping quarters with a larger covered and weather proof area. Not half as cheap as Sticky's solution though :!:

Some of these proffesssional micro camper conversions based on the Citroen Berlingo/ Peugeot partner/Fiat Doblo amongst others are again pricy, and probably try to incorporate too many features although ingeniously packed in to the small space.

Saying that the Berlingo could be a very practical vehicle, but is it large enough to meet the proper double bed in the back requirement, and perfectly flat fold down seats, and avoid any foot dangledge out the back. Theres plenty of these ready made tailgate awnings/tents for the Berlingo.

Practical is not a bad thing, but then again you have to have a smile on your face turning up anywhere in a CX Safari, providing you could keep it on the road, and not on the back of an AA Van!

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Re: Tax-exempt classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by CitroJim » 09 Mar 2015, 18:24

Oh yes Neil, Xantia estate seats really do fold completely flat...

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Post by Northern_Mike » 09 Mar 2015, 18:58

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:A Xantia estate converts into a double bed with the rear seats folded.. Surprisingly spacious...
Do the seats fold down properly flat and give you at least 6 foot length , and room for 2 side by side?
Yes. I have slept in one for a few nights like this and I'm just over 6ft.

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Re: Tax-exempt classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Mar 2015, 20:40

That bit extra in the C5 makes it very comfy for me at 6ft-4....also with the width, it makes a big difference, it all seemed cramped in the Xantia (only did it once in that)

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Post by Northern_Mike » 09 Mar 2015, 20:42

Stickyfinger wrote:That bit extra in the C5 makes it very comfy for me at 6ft-4....also with the width, it makes a big difference, it all seemed cramped in the Xantia (only did it once in that)
I will admit that I was very full of cider each of the nights I spent sleeping in a Xantia..

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Mar 2015, 23:34

Anglia Car Auctions have a sale on Saturday 4th April at the Cattlemarket Kings Lynn.

Plenty to choose from, anyone fancy anything from the gallery. There is an SM under £5K included.

Bearing in mind my current estate car fascination this may be a decent car if only it didnt have the dreaded word "Auto" in the title :!: Worth a couple of hundred if no-one else wants it.

Anglia Car Auctions Sale Saturday 4th April 2015

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Mar 2015, 23:47

I always like a look at the results from previous sales.

These come from the Anglia Car Auctions Classic Car auction on 31st January 2015

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2015, 06:44

Heres and interesting one from the for sale list an Austin J2 Paralanian

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Nice bright cab and an almost horizontal wheel

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and a classy looking interior

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Classic for under £10K

Post by addo » 13 Mar 2015, 08:24

I do like the built-in lamp-post. :P It means at night there's always a dark side you can duck behind for a pee.

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Post by CitroJim » 13 Mar 2015, 09:01

addo wrote:I do like the built-in lamp-post. :P It means at night there's always a dark side you can duck behind for a pee.
:lol:

They thought of everything in those days Adam, except an indoor loo...

Changing the bulb is a bit tricky though... Best method is to park it by a low bridge and work from above...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2015, 15:32

A nice pair that might catch the eye of Davie and Zel.

Exhibit A. opportunity for a bit of open-toppage, sold for £3,360 at the January 31st Auction
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Exhibit B bit older sold for £9,000 at the 14th June 2014 Auction
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Probably comes into the category of too difficult for a whatsthisthen? for the general public

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Post by CitroJim » 13 Mar 2015, 18:37

I wish buses still looked like the green one... So easy on the eye!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2015, 19:49

Well the bus originates from the West Country Jim, and is of a simliar vintage to me, so you may well have hopped on one of them in your youth.

Course if you were going on a decent coach tour you would want one given the panoramic windows treatment :!:

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Post by daviemck2006 » 13 Mar 2015, 19:52

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Well the bus originates from the West Country Jim, and is of a simliar vintage to me, so you may well have hopped on one of them in your youth.

Course if you were going on a decent coach tour you would want one given the panoramic windows treatment :!:

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I have no idea what make or age of coach that is but it's absobloodylutly gorgeous.

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