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Post by sageman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:11 pm

so me and two friends decided to have a bit of a 'lads holiday' we drove to amsterdam (unfortuantly in a boring diesel fiesta nothing spectial at all) heres a few citroens and other cars we saw while we walked about

saw plenty of these little things
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plenty of these mk1 twingos too what that is in the background i dont know
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and what this is i dont know looked cool though
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onto the citroens
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i assume its a BX but whats with the black trim peice anyone know
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getting better
said turbo on the side although what engine it has ive no idea diddnt think to look at the back
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and a C6 i saw another on the way back unfortuantly it was coming the other way so never got a chance to get my phone out
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unfortuantly i never did see an XM

saw a few C5s too but they dont interest me enough if im honest
and more xantias than i took photos of too but again i dont find them particularly interesting better than the C5 though
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Re: amsterdam

Post by White Exec » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:02 pm

The first one now sorted...
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Twingi aplenty here too. Shame they were never made in RHD.
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Re: amsterdam

Post by renault760 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:20 am

Sorry, but as much as I like Citroens, the car in the distance in pic 3, the "and what this is i dont know looked cool though" eclipses them all.

I believe that it is a Tatra 87, like this;

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Rear engined, air cooled, 3lt V8. Looks like something out of a Dan Dare comic.

Was it parked up or on the move? Parked up I'd have been all over it.

LG.

PS During my brief period in Amsterdam last year I onlky spotted 1 XM. No CXs but maybe 1/2doz DSs. They like their classic Citroens over there.

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Post by renault760 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:28 am

They also like these weird little things;

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They look as if there is something wrong with the pic, as if it's been squashed, but's that's how narrow they are. It seems as if they are allowed on the cycle tracks over there, (along with, annoyingly, mopeds.)

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Re: amsterdam

Post by renault760 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:37 am

I love CXs. I also, obviously, have a soft spot for XMs but I am beginning to wonder whether these days, considering the complexity and relatively poor parts availability for XMs, a CX would be an easier prospect for keeping on the road.

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Re: amsterdam

Post by sageman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 am

Yes it was a Tatra I found out but forgot to post
It was on the move hence the picture from so far away I too would have been all over it just from the looks
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Re: amsterdam

Post by renault760 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm

What are the chances of spotting a Tatra 87 just driving around? The only one I''ve ever seen was at Silverston at the end of a Norwich Classic Car Run back in the mid 80s. Amazing looking cars.

I did see a 603 heading down the A1 at Scotch Corner a few years ago as I was heading north.

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Re: amsterdam

Post by motorgnome » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:48 am

I find the Xantia's an attractive car..Especially the Estate version. They have all but disappeared down here in Australia, not that they were plentiful to start with.

Thanks for posting up the photo's..Interesting..I love the "Twingo's"..Very Cool

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