My Mandarin 2.1

The place to show off and tell us all about your XMs (or even other cars). Should it be a big project, or just some general pics, start your thread in here.
Post Reply
Dieselman
Global Moderator
Posts: 11707
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Dieselman » Thu May 27, 2010 6:09 pm

citroenmad wrote:Very nice looking Xm, looks very low mileage?

I think S1 red is a different shade to S2 reds?
The reds are different, S1 is Mandarin Pearlescent, S2 is Magenta Metallic.

The mileage is now 92K
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

Dieselman
Global Moderator
Posts: 11707
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Dieselman » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:15 pm

Original S1 wheels now on. Can't wait for a sunny day.

Image

Image

Image

Image
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

robert_e_smart
Global Moderator
Posts: 4546
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:08 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by robert_e_smart » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:23 pm

Wow! Looks excellent. That also reminds me that I forgot to send you that wheel bolt. :oops:
1990 XM 2.1 Turbo SD
2008 Volvo V70 D5 SE Lux Automatic
2009 Volvo XC90 D5 SE Automatic

User avatar
andmcit
XM Guru
Posts: 2176
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:57 am
Location: South Wales - far, far away too!! :D

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by andmcit » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:32 pm

It's just me, Ok! :D

I'm probably not going to be very popular here saying this, I love the simplicity in your Xm's
appearance in the first shots of this thread. It just so much cleaner and modern and I guess,
Xm'ish. The SEi rims make the car look underwheeled and fussier for me. Can you humour me
and take a shot of the nicely finished rim 'naked' with the centre plastic trim off? I ran a few
of my SEi's like thus with chrome caps and GSA alloy centres covering the centre hole and much
prefer that look.

I guess each to their own etc and it still looks fabulous! If that's what it looks like dirty, washed and
polished must be quite something! Look forward to seeing it in the metal sometime soon!

All the best,
Andrew

User avatar
MTXM
Citroen God!
Posts: 4895
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:45 pm
Location: Aylsham Norfolk

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by MTXM » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:49 pm

Hi Will,
Great to see the early alloys fitted, which are the most attractive and distinctive and a huge improvement on the trims in my humble opinion!! The shots reminded me of those in the Martinez/ Sauzay book (see attached).
Just one little suggestion if I may, which is that re-painting the door thin metal strips will also make a big difference to appearance and I have done mine with a spray can, after carefully masking the glass with newspaper and tape.
With regards,
Matthew T.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car) - Now living in a local Motor Museum!
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

Dieselman
Global Moderator
Posts: 11707
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Dieselman » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:00 pm

Ha ha, Andy, it's each to their own.

when XM's first came out I didn't like the Italia wheels, but now I do as it adds detail, I think the large disks can look a bit too bland.

The one type of wheels I don't like are the wobbly webs, I think the spokes look too heavy for an xm.

Seriously, I can't wait for a bright sunny day for some photo's, I think the wheels will look great then as the edges and caps are in sparkle silver, the grey is FTU.

Before having them refurbed I spent hours looking at XM wheel pictures and here is a car I found with the centre caps missing.

Image
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

Dieselman
Global Moderator
Posts: 11707
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:44 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Dieselman » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:04 pm

MTXM wrote:Hi Will,
Great to see the early alloys fitted, which are the most attractive and distinctive and a huge improvement on the trims in my humble opinion!!


Just one little suggestion if I may, which is that re-painting the door thin metal strips will also make a big difference to appearance and I have done mine with a spray can, after carefully masking the glass with newspaper and tape.
With regards,
Matthew T.

The door strips are on the 'To Do' list....I need my 'Band of Glass'... ;) They are technically Hurricane Grey, but I think matte black will be just fine.
I know where there is a car with perfect strips should I feel the need.

It was seeing the wheels on your gold car made me go for the original S1 ones.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

User avatar
Dean
Global Moderator
Posts: 6104
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:53 am
Location: Isle of wight

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Dean » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:46 pm

Oh yes 8-) i love those alloys, in fact they are the only original alloys i like, it looks absolutly perfect now will!

D
92 Citroen XM Prestige 3.0i Auto R.P5678
14 Mitsubishi L200 Trojan
89 Talbot Express 2.0 coach built Auto-trail Chinook

Addicted to Crackanory

citroenxm
Global Moderator
Posts: 8642
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:11 am
Location: North Wales - FAR far far away!!! :-p

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by citroenxm » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:12 am

Stunning Will!!

Mine will have the Other style alloy we call the "24v Alloys" LOL.. Or later exclusive alloys.

I too hate the "Wobbly Web" wheels!

Just a thought, how much would you charge to get my SED like yours condition wise!!!??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Truely amazing, from last years CXM were you where "Looking for an XM.." to that one, A credit! Im impressed!

Paul
Projects:(eventually if theres any bodywork left)
92 L Xm 2.1t D auto project
Others
A 2.0 8v hdi manual C5
on the way in a 2.0 16v hdi 138 auto C5 exclusive
on the way out a 207 1.4 16v se premium

User avatar
Citroenesque
Has changed a sphere or two
Posts: 448
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Re: My Mandarin 2.1

Post by Citroenesque » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:33 am

Gorgeous. A credit to ya :)
1995 Citroen ZX 1.9D Avantage 3 door, white 106k miles.

Post Reply