This automobile here is my Citroen Xantia Exclusive. The Xantia is a true French automobile; comfortable and relaxed. Comfy seats with its plush 'magic carpet' ride had passenger dozing off easily.
When I purchased this car back in 2004 it was bog standard. It was a fine example of a well taken care used car and it motivated me to spruce it up to higher standards. It all started with the intention of fitting a decent CD player and average speakers. One thing led to another and I found myself engrossed in refurbishing the Xantia. With unlimited budget and plenty time to spare, this car has became my hobby. Like a life-size Testors model to tinker with.
Some updates/upgrades over the years:
- Leather electric seats.
- Leather door trims and steering wheel.
- Wood inlay dashboard.
- Smoke tinted glass.
- Xenon lighting
- SQ ICE setup.
- Sound dampening on all doors.
- More powerful engine and matching gearbox.
You can't stop a car from getting old, but you can stop it from looking old. Therefore:
- New windscreen and 4 door glasses.
- New bumpers.
- New door protectors.
- New chrome bumper trims.
- New lamps front, side & rear.
- New alloy wheels (another set coming soon!).
- New splash guards.
- New door seals.
More new goodies are coming in from France; new alloy wheels, a complete exhaust system, new design bumper, hydraulic suspension parts, and some bits and pieces for the interior.
Bertone styling is beautiful from every angle.
The cockpit and interior. French furniture with buttery soft leather.
The RFV engine beneath the hood. It's a sleeper!