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jayson
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New member in Berkeley, California

Post by jayson » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:41 am

Greetings everyone!

I learned of this forum from the San Francisco Citroën club. I'm currently shopping for my first Citroën, specifically a pre-facelift XM. I'll be in Europe for a couple weeks at the end of April, where I plan to buy an XM to ship back to the States. For now, I've joined my local club and am spending my time researching and learning. I hope I'll be able to share photos of my XM here soon!

-Jayson

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Re: New member in Berkeley, California

Post by Dieselman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:41 am

Hi Jayson,
A good choice of Citroen to pick as a classic and extremely rare in the Usa.
We have a couple of members in Usa, so you wouldn't be too alone.
For the best selection of LHD, series 1 Xm, I would look for a car in France, as they don't suffer from rust.
The main thing to be bothered about is body condition, the mechanicals are pretty durable.
I suspect you will be looking for a V6-12v, either auto or manual gearbox, or a V6-24v manual.
The 12v is generally more durable.
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Re: New member in Berkeley, California

Post by citroenfa » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:08 pm

Hi Jayson - Glad the SF club give you the info I gave to Dave Bruckman a little while back. From what David told me there a couple of other XM owners in the Bay Area. Me thinks Pauline and I have the only one in Southern California :). Would suggest you get in touch with Andre Pol (https://citroen-andre.com) - he along with Dave Burnham in NY were the ones that got the XM federalized in the US. And a used XM from Andre is going be in good condition as well last walking you through importation and getting through the California bureaucracy.......
1972 DS21 BVH Pallas, 1969 ID21 Break, 1985 2CV Charleston, 1992 XM V6 Auto. Enough Cits...

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