Value My Clas­sic

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I bought the car new on 28 March 2002. A strong in­cen­tive – my chil­dren would say that it’s be­cause I was born in York­shire with short arms and deep pock­ets – was the £5500 dis­count be­ing of­fered. Citroën had to sell the 2000 VTS Coupés by the end of March ’02 for ho­molo­ga­tion pur­poses, to al­low Sébastien Loeb to com­pete in one in that year’s World Rally Cham­pi­onship. In 15 years the car has only cov­ered 27,800 miles, and most of those have been when driv­ing in Europe. My late wife was Ger­man so we made many trips to visit rel­a­tives and also drove to Croa­tia four times for hol­i­days. It is im­mac­u­late and drives per­fectly.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

The car has re­ceived nor­mal rou­tine ser­vic­ing and I have kept a file on all the work car­ried out on it, to­gether with re­ceipts, since it was new.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

Ab­so­lutely noth­ing. I have re­cently fit­ted a new set of Miche­lin Cross Cli­mate tyres be­cause the rear tyres were still the orig­i­nals. I have also re­cently had it fully ser­viced and MoT’d at our lo­cal Citroën dealer in Derby.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

The only mod­i­fi­ca­tion car­ried out on the car has been to cure a fault that has been hap­pen­ing ever since the car was new. The prob­lem was that the en­gine would cut out while driv­ing when the higher cool­ing fan speed cut in. It was only af­ter the war­ranty had ex­pired that I was ad­vised about how us­ing two ex­tra re­lays would cure the prob­lem, and so I had to pay for it.

WHO Keith Chad­wick WHAT 2002 Citroën Xsara VTS 2.0i Coupé MILES 27,800 PROVE­NANCE Owned since new MODS Re­lay to cure fault HOW MANY LEFT? 115

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