FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Selling off one (or bits :o) of your XM collection, or perhaps searching for those elusive headlight washer covers? This is the place to do it.
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KatTowers
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FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by KatTowers » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:17 am

Hi there folks, My name is Kat.

I'm looking to sell my late dad's beloved Citroen XM.

It is currently sat on the driveway not being used so I am looking to sell it on to someone who is enthusiastic about these cars and thought this would be a good place to start! Any advice on where I could look to sell it would also be much appreciated :)

I have spoke to his regular Citroen specialist that he used to take it to who says it is quite rare so hopefully someone would like to buy it as a project.

What I know about the car-

Citroen XM Exclusive TD
1994
2.5 Litre Engine
Silver
Reg number M71 EKV
Mileage 84,607 miles at last MOT

I was on his insurance and driving it when he was in hospital and can say it drives beautifully. It glides down the motorway :) It is a bit smoky on start up but not when running. It was MOT'd up to April this year as he was too ill to drive it by then. Before this it was regularly serviced and has high quality oil in it. I don't think the radio works. Someone vandalised a headlight so that would need replacing.

With regards to price I'm open to offers, mostly I just want it to go to a good home. I am in Devon by the way.

I will be taking pictures on Monday!

Many thanks, Kat

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1996 2.5TD saloon, manual, Polar White
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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by White Exec » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:01 pm

Hi Kat, and welcome to our forum.

Thank you for signing up, and I hope it helps find a buyer for the car, which sounds as if it has been well looked after.
If you can, could your photos include interior and engine compartment?
Silver and 2.5TD is an unusual combination, so should hopefully raise some interest.

Must apologise in advance for a forum difficulty with photos. Easy to post one photo into a post, but multiples (at the moment) are a bit of a problem. If you've got three photos, just do three posts!

To attach a photo:
Hit Full Editor & Preview button at the bottom of the post
Hit Attachments
Hit Add Files
Select your photo and Open it
Hit Place in Line
Hit Preview (if you want to see what it looks like)
Hit Submit
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1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by misha » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:42 pm

White Exec wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:01 pm
...Silver and 2.5TD is an unusual combination, so should hopefully raise some interest.
My friend have 1997 S2 2.5 TD Exclusive which is silver.

KatTowers...i would advice you to keep the car since they become rare how years goes by.
Most of them in good and driveable condition are owned by enthusiasts like we are.

Their price is climbing up from year to year and good examples are pretty hard to find.
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /130hp/ Rp5315 /mandarine red metallic /
'97 Volvo 850 2.5 20v/fully equipped/motronic 4.4/polar white wagon

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by KatTowers » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:47 pm

Hi guys thanks for your replies!

Thank you for the tips on posting pictures, I will do my best on Monday :)

Thanks also for the advice about keeping the car due to its rarity but I have no where to keep it and will definitely want to pass it on to someone who will be able to enjoy it or use it! :)

Kat

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by KatTowers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi everyone! I tried to post my photos but it said the files were too large- I will be posting the advert for the car with pictures on car and classic, is it OK to put a link here?

Many Thanks!

Kat :)

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by White Exec » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:22 pm

Hi Kat,
Yes, do that - the link will be fine.
The forum only accepts attached photo images up to a certain size, so if you run your photos through Paint (or something similar) and reduce them in size to 50% or even 25%, they'll look fine here.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by KatTowers » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your reply! I'm not very technical for editing photos etc so I'll just post a link to the Facebook Marketplace post here now and once the ad gets approved on Gumtree and Car and Classic I will post the links too for those of you who are, like me, allergic to Facebook! :)

Link- https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5940592391

Thanks for all the help!

Kat

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by KatTowers » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:16 pm

Hi folks, here is the link to my Gumtree advert for those of you not on Facebook!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/citroen/rare- ... 1320528469

Many Thanks,

Kat

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Re: FOR SALE- My dad's beloved XM

Post by renault760 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:08 pm

Hi Kat. Sent you an Email, followed by a PM to tell you about the Email.

Many thanks,

LG.

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