Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

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Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by citroenxm » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:44 pm

Over on facebook this scarse girl has appeared in an Oxfordshire scrap yard..
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Dvla mot check shows her a diesel.. with 81k on last mot which has just expired oct 2017 with no advisories..

Anyone near to investigate closer?? Tax check cannot find the car so im guessing a scrap age trade in last october and now been processed..
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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:01 pm

Does anyone have contact details?

87k miles seems incredibly low mileage to be scrapping an XM, especially one with good MOT history.
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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by citroenxm » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Couldnt agree more will... the yard was mentioned on the fb post but it seems a couple may go in and raid the car
1990 H reg V6 24v Manual .. in progress.. on SORN
Projects:
92 Bx Txd Turbo
92 L Xm 2.1t D auto project
Others
55 C5 V6 24v Auto toy
54 Xsara picasso 2.0 8v Hdi
Shit thats scarey.. Two XMs left...

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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by Dean » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:41 pm

Low miles could be because it was and island car, may well be fairly rust free if so.

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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:43 pm

There is no mention of corrosion , or any significant issue, on any MOT.

Bizzare that it should be scrapped.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
Previous:
1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
1991 2.0SI M.RP 5187 in EWT White

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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by citroenxm » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:58 am

Bet you its been scrap exchanged for a hyundai or kia... thats the only reason i can think and the owner got scared off by all this diesel is bad hype

Its in Smiths of Bloxham
1990 H reg V6 24v Manual .. in progress.. on SORN
Projects:
92 Bx Txd Turbo
92 L Xm 2.1t D auto project
Others
55 C5 V6 24v Auto toy
54 Xsara picasso 2.0 8v Hdi
Shit thats scarey.. Two XMs left...

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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by Dieselman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:15 am

That scrap yard isn't a vehicle dismantler, but there may be a chance they would allow parts to be removed, or even sell the complete car.

On the basis that it isn't crash damaged and written off Cat B (can't see the front or o/s), there is nothing to stop it going back on the road. Looks like the roof would need some work.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
Previous:
1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
1991 2.0SI M.RP 5187 in EWT White

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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by White Exec » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:40 am

Does look worth sussing out. Hopefully it hasn't filled with water.
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Re: Spotted in Oxfordshire scrapper

Post by renault760 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:58 pm

The unmarked diesel I rescued from a scrap yard had been sent there because the heater matrix had gone. Good job I showed up when I did!

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