• Wow, DT! Just wow. That was brilliant. I didn't know that song, so I used your Lou Reed link and set it up to play in another window while I read along. Now I feel like I need to go to Detox…..

    Maybe I'll talk about the car later.

  • as a green-baller for a year or so now, i can tell you the shocks actually can blow… if the doofus putting them back together slots the o-ring in the wrong groove – "write it up, KBZ" – yeah, yeah, i will

    • it's the very last UK-registered Xantia – 1.8 petrol 5-speed – 2001, with a tape deck!

      Xantia? – basically a Peugeot 406 with odd yet Bertone proportions and a hydropneumatic suspension -it's the replacement for the Peugeot 405 and Citroen BX, designed jointly after the merger – peppy little thing, handles nicely, jitter-free and non-fatiguing – huge boot

      perfect DT car really – underrated, cheap to buy – people can't figure out if i'm poor or weird – relax, it's both – i do get the occasional "hey, cool car, haven't seen one in ages"

    • Yep, I am familiar with the Xantia (Mrs. Bobinott is from the "old country of smelly cheeses"). But I have not known anyone who owned one. Nice to hear positive things about it. A few Montrealers have been bringing XMs into Canada for over a decade. I wonder if Xantias will be the next "thing". God bless our 15 year import rule.

  • Oh, regarding this SM, it should bid up a LONG way from where it is now. In fact, calling this a "restoration candidate" seems a bit off the mark. From the description, it just needs a major engine service (chains and tensioners) and then to have someone see what they can do for the interior. I could live with the imperfections in the body, if the price was right. And if the price is wrong, then the buyer is going to wind up spending even more to repair what looks like the result of poor storage, just to make the car perfect. I am not sure where the watershed is in the price. I have seen perfect examples go for $75K-$100K. I would be much happier with a $20K driver (yeah, that is totally going to happen, except for the $20K part).

  • For what it's worth…the shepherd of Brooklyn guided me to find an auto shop across the street from a Walgrens…G& E Auto Repair 432 S 4th St Brooklyn. Google that address, go to map, then street view: I swear that's the Citroen under a car cover!

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