Robert's Prestige

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Robert's Prestige

Post by robert_e_smart » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:39 pm

Evening Folks,

Thankfully the pictures I am about to post are much more pleasing to the XM enthusiasts eye than the ones from last weekend.

This is my new Prestige that has been brought in to replace the defunct Estate. Its a 1994 TCT Prestige. It was on a L plate before it went to the ROI 2 years ago. So I'll be re-registering it in GB to get the original plate back. I don't want to put a new NI style plate on it either. It has done 103K miles. The interior is immaculate, the underneath is spotless. ZERO rust! I haven't seen such a clean XM underneath since I last looked under my Grey G plater. The body is very good, with just a couple of little dings and marks in keeping with its age. The strut tops on this car are brand new looking as well.

The first job is to get it MOTd. Thankfully it only needs front brake pads, flexi-hoses and the headlamp alignment set for MOT. It has 4 reasonably good Michelins on her. Other jobs that need doing is changing the accumulator sphere, and re-gassing the rest of them, and the heater matrix is weeping. Possibly over the Christmas holidays I'll do a TD conversion, I have half a tank of Petrol to use up first :-D but that won't take long :( . The other less urgent thing on my to do list is to put black rubbing strips on the car, and repaint my spare series 1 bumper valances. The body coloured bumpers on a white car is too much for me, I like the black bumpers to break the white up a bit.

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One of those valuable steering wheels...

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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by Dean » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:50 pm

Looking good Robert, i am interested though, it seems to be very high spec for a prestige, prestiges ive seen have not had electric leather or body coloured bumpers, as far as i knew they were base spec cars with a few bolt on goodies like manual leather and certainly no leather door cards or electric arm rest, bet you have the coat hooks and cupholders too :lol:

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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by robert_e_smart » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:09 pm

Isn't yours a Prestige Dean? Its odd, this is more Exclusive/SEi spec than poverty spec. Maybe they did 2 runs of Prestiges?
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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by Dean » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:17 pm

yes mine is a prestige and one i broke was a prestige too, they got A/C and climate along with electric rear windows, an alarm and starfish/ettoil alloys.
Your right yours looks sei spec rather than beefed up base spec.

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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by robert_e_smart » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Yeah, thats just like the silver one on autotrader at the moment. Hmmm, its a mystery.

Mine had one of those crappy texalarm things in it until Thursday evening! Now my defunct estate has a crappy texalarm thing in it :D .
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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by jorgy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:13 am

[quote="robert_e_smart"] The body coloured bumpers on a white car is too much for me, I like the black bumpers to break the white up a bit.
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I'd normally totally agree, but this one's looking good for some reason :? ! I can see it with a cleaned-up and polished paint, it'd look amazing! ...And it's a very rare XM sight...And u already have another one in white with black trims...

Very nice Robert -were do u get all these nice XMs!!!

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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by robert_e_smart » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:32 am

And u already have another one in white with black trims...
Its not mine, it belong to poor Justin who was sitting in the passengers seat of the XM estate last weekend. He won't be needing it for a while so I have it here. Its the reason why I want to de-colour code the bumper on this white car.
were do u get all these nice XMs!!!
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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by Dieselman » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:42 pm

I echo Jorgy's post. That actually looks pretty good all colour coded so if it was me I'd live with it for a while to see what you think.

I'm also amazed at how you keep turning up all these XM...though having storage space really helps.
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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by Sergi bmw » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:40 pm

Leave the bumpers as they are... they look far better colour coded...

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Re: Robert's Prestige

Post by XMX » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:14 pm

robert_e_smart wrote:Evening Folks,

Thankfully the pictures I am about to post are much more pleasing to the XM enthusiasts eye than the ones from last weekend......................................

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Hi Robert,
Well done on your new acquisition, it sure is a SMART ;) looking XM you found and IMHO as echoed /\ I would leave the colour coding as it is, I initially thought (From the first few pictures) it was an S2 Exclusive !

Also I note it has Michelin's at least on the front so hopefully this one will stay more glued to the tarmac when the bad weather comes along !

Once again well done in finding a 8-) looking XM

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