What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Sneaky photo bomb by my friend’s Evo VI
Sneaky photo bomb by my friend’s Evo VI

I used to see this XM parked near my house all the time, until it disappeared. By pure coincidence I discovered what happened to it.

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First time I saw it I didn’t even know what it was. I’d probably never seen an XM, even in Australia which has a decent helping of frogmobiles. The weird glasshouse and the fact that it was low as hell got my attention. I used to gawk at it whenever I was down that way, it even made it into the rotation of wallpaper photos on my phone.

But then it was gone, I haven’t seen it in a year at least.

Illustration for article titled I Discovered the Fate of the Citroen I Used to See
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Well, recently I was out for a run (training for a 28km trail run in January NBD), I looked to my right right down a random driveway and bam! There it was. Sitting in a yard, on its bum, covered in a tarp. It looked dead. I could only see a corner peaking out, but apparently my eyes are trained for carspotting. Also the portion of the numberplate I could see confirms it.

So a sad tale. But it’s nice to have closure.

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