In Amsterdam

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In Amsterdam

Post by paulstringer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:15 pm

A quick jaunt in Amsterdam and I’m amazed how frequently you stumble on XMs around the city (albeit late S2s mostly) Here’s two, one just around the corner from Vondelpark and a second spotted from a canal boat tour. ImageImageImage


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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by White Exec » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:48 pm

Interesting rear spoilers on RR-RR-, incorporating a high-level brake light.
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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Jan-hendrik » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:23 pm

Yes, the Dutch love Citroens. When the ID/DS series made its appearance and the French en masse took their Traction to the scrap yards, it was the Dutch who 'saved' the Traction, buying them and keeping them on the road, so the story goes :D

The silver grey XM pictured here looks like a Series 2, but the spoilers are peculiar for that model. The one on the hatch is a Series 1, I think. Chris already mentioned the one at the top with the brake light.
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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Dean » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:25 am

I remember a few years ago when i bought my headlamp conversion from them Cituning sold a standard MK1 spoiler that incorporated a 3rd brake light, they also sold that roof spoiler with the brake light.
Unfortunately, they no longer sell anything for the XM.

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Post by Peter.N. » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 am

There are quite a lot of classic British cars over there too. We saw quite a few XMs and BXs in France they last time we went but that was sometime ago now, very few estates though.

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Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:50 pm

Those high mounted spoilers do add a sporty look. i wouldn't mind one.

Series 1 spoilers don't work on series 2 cars.
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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Jan-hendrik » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Series 1 spoilers don't work on series 2 cars.
Does that mean [here] it is just cosmetic?
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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Dieselman » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:57 pm

Jan-hendrik wrote:
Series 1 spoilers don't work on series 2 cars.
Does that mean [here] it is just cosmetic?
I suspect they are all cosmetic, without testing I wouldn't know.

My point was they cosmetically Series 1 spoilers don't work on Series 2 cars. The "shopping trolley" spoiler was a late 1980's design item and the rest of the cars styling has to suit. A series 2 car...especially with those awful wheel trims, doesn't have the look.
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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Assich » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:18 am

Perhaps just your personal opinion then.is the Y3 body not s good as identical to the Y4?

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Re: In Amsterdam

Post by Dieselman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:09 am

Assich wrote:Perhaps just your personal opinion then.is the Y3 body not s good as identical to the Y4?
Technically, no it's not, but that's hidden detail.

Moreover the S2 has sn extrended front bumper, different grille, more rounded mirrors, painted scuttle trim removing the dropped window line appearance, painted rear bumper trim and of course a completely different 'Euro' dashboard.

All in, a number of diferences that mean a raised spoiler doesn't suit it, hence citroen restyled it with a flat lip spoiler. The shopping trolley spoiler was at a time when cars had very squared off and sharp lines, not for later softened versions.

I had one of these in white in 1989, before my first XM.

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