Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger » 27 Jan 2020, 16:40

Michel wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 19:53
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 10:41
Theres always a Xantia, petrol though, and although it doesnt state it in the details, looks like its an oddity...an automatic.

Didn't sell at the December auction and overpriced despite its 21,806 miles and its "time warp" status. Can't be many buyers out there for that spec of vehicle. I expect it wont sell again at the Feb auction after which it may be open to negotiation.

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That's the stuff of nightmares!! Expensive tax, certainly on the slow side of glacial, and uneconomical as well at any speed over .. idle.

I once had one as a courtesy car while my Activa was having work done. I was glad to get the Activa back as it was considerably cheaper to run!
I contacted Mathewsons, at present the car is listed at £2k....I gave them an offer, there is some movement but not much. It really did not reflect the lamentable spec/engine of this car despite its condition, I do not expect it to fly off the lot.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Michel » 27 Jan 2020, 19:09

2k? They're only about 400% over what it's worth on a good day.

I do like the term "lamentable spec".. :D

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 28 Jan 2020, 11:21

They're paying 2k 3k for Allegros now so there will be a buyer who thinks this is a bargain somewhere.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Jan 2020, 11:47

The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.

TBH I am very surprised that Mathewsons do not realise this car will never reach the value they seem to have plucked from the air.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by mickthemaverick » 28 Jan 2020, 12:05

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and ............
:rofl2:

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 28 Jan 2020, 12:16

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.

TBH I am very surprised that Mathewsons do not realise this car will never reach the value they seem to have plucked from the air.

(I wait to be proved wrong shortly :) )
Auctioneers don't pick the price/reserve that's down to the vendor, auctioneers in my experience will sell to the highest bidder and take their commission and sod the seller if he can't be bothered to set a reserve.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Peter.N. » 28 Jan 2020, 13:18

I noticed one of the last 'E' model Vauxhall Cresta's in Matthewsons auction room on last nights programme. they must be very rare now. I had a '56 'E' model and the PA came out in '57 so they couldn't have produced that one for long. Very smart car.

Had a look round in there last year, some interesting stuff, they have a museum but it wasn't open. The man himself was wandering round with a notepad.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by andy5 » 28 Jan 2020, 15:52

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.
I see what you mean ...

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by white exec » 28 Jan 2020, 16:32

Allegro?? P-l-e-a-s-e....! :gt:

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Jan 2020, 16:52

Yes please

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by van ordinaire » 28 Jan 2020, 20:35

myglaren wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 21:27
Possibly as there were far more 406s produced that Xantias?
That might well be so, but (as far as I can make out) there are also far more parts common to both cars than those that are model specific, particularly consumables & routine maintenance items.

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Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Peter.N. » 28 Jan 2020, 23:52

Not shock absorbers. :wink:

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