French Flames: 1961 Vespa 400

The Vespa motor scooter is an icon of cheap, stylish, Italian motoring. The Vespa 400 minicar, alas, wasn’t destined to become quite so iconic—and it’s not even Italian! Built instead in France by a partner of… more»

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Forgotten Founders: 1960 Panhard PL17

When most people think of early car manufacturers, they think of Karl Benz and Henry Ford. While both Ford and Benz were essentially influential in getting cars to where they are today, there was a third… more»

Cheap French Commuter: 1959 Renault Dauphine

Having sat since 1975, this Renault Dauphine is a sharp looking small car, and was clearly tucked away somewhere nice for the last 42 years. Untouched, this little French machine is going to need some work… more»

One Owner GTA: 1987 Renault Alliance

The Renault Alliance was a homely economy car that experienced short-lived success in the U.S. Unfortunately for the brand and enthusiasts alike, the hotted-up GTA didn’t become a staple of the sport compact scene, only appearing… more»

Flash Powered: 1950 Simca 8 Sport Cabriolet

Here’s a face unfamiliar to most. It’s based on the Simca 8, produced from 1937 to 1951. Simca built the Sport model from 1948 until 1951. It has an aluminum body designed by Pinin Farina and made by Facel… more»

French Dressing: 1970 Citroën Méhari

How many of you were alive in 1970? I think my dad, who would have been 79 years old on July 15th, would have gotten a kick out of seeing this 1970 Citroën Méhari parked next to… more»

The French Collection

Okay, how many of you picked up on the reference to the 1971 classic The French Connection in the title? Well, even if you didn’t, you can still appreciate this seller’s collection of obscure and rare… more»

French Barn Find: 1936 Peugeot 301D Coupe

The Peugeot 301 was built from 1932 to 1936. The body style changed some, but the mechanicals didn’t. They could almost be mistaken for American prewar cars except for the placement of the headlights. This one, listed on… more»

Little Blue Box Update: 1960 Renault Estafette

Look what Jamie found! Leave it to the French to create a van with a cartoon face like this. Scotty wrote this up in January when it was for sale on Craigslist for $3,000. The seller has… more»

Voiture Bon Marché: $500 1986 Renault Alliance

This Voiture bon marché, or cheap car, is a 1986 Renault Alliance and it’s in Elk Rapids, Michigan. It can be found on craigslist with an asking price of just $500 or best offer! Cela semble être un… more»

Restored Red R5: 1978 Renault Le Car

The seller says that “this thing is so much fun it should be illegal!” I haven’t driven one in close to four decades but I do remember it being a fun little car at the time. This… more»

Affordable Exotica: 1972 Citroen SM

The Citroen SM has become quite popular among collectors of exotics and fans of French automobiles alike, which has priced them out of reach for many hobbyists. Despite their superior driving dynamics, complex equipment and a propensity… more»

The Weird 2 Project: 1969 Citroen DS21

Sometimes, the license plate is as interesting as the car it’s attached to. The plate on this 1969 Citroen ZX DS21 spells out “Weird 2,” which could indicate there’s another oddball in the original owner’s collection… more»