Lucky Auctions Fall Classic

1969 Citroen DS for $2,900

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I have secretly been lusting after a Citroen DS for a while now. Weird, I know, but there is just something about these quirky French cars that gets me going. Maybe it’s the adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension? Or perhaps it’s the novel removable body panels? Whatever it is, I like ‘em and if this one wasn’t in Canada, I’d be hooking up the trailer right now. This one might even have the trick swiveling headlights! Find it here on eBay in Edmonton, Alberta for $2,900 or best offer. Read more »

Melting Pot of Style: 1964 Facel Vega Facel III

1964 Facel Vega Facel III

French cars just have a certain character and flare that not even Italian cars can claim to have. Of course they aren’t fast, loud, or high strung stallions like what comes out of Italy, but they are quirky and unique. Facel-Vega was one of the few French brands that aimed to build a French car that could rival the Italians on the style and class front, while still retaining its French character. This 1964 Facel III is highly original and was under the same ownership for over 40 years. It needs some work, but looks to be in solid shape. It is one of only a dozen or so in the States and is definitely worth taking a closer look at.  Be sure to check it out here on eBay. Read more »

French Nomenclature: 1960 Renault 4CV

1960 Renault 4CV

For all their issues, quirks, and peculiarities, there is just something about French cars that fascinates us. We love the unusual and simplistic engineering, but we have to admit some of the names they gave their cars were less than interesting. One would think the French would have some of the most creative and profound model names for their cars, but that wasn’t always the case. Now don’t get us wrong some of their cars were given great names, but the ones that went on to be huge successes got titles that were more designations than names. We hadn’t really given much thought to some of these names until we looked at this 1960 Renault 4CV that Harley505 found here on craigslist, which the seller happened to get wrong calling it a C4V. We were actually a bit confused when we searched for it and realized it was supposed to be 4CV, which happens to be very similar to one of the most prolific French cars ever built the Citroen 2CV. This got us wondering how it happened that Renault and Citroen both offered cars in the late 1940′s with similarly bland names. Like usual, the answer turned out to be a rather simple one. Find out what it is right after the break. Read more »

5 Citroens for $3,000

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We have seen cars stored under porches, from the rafters, and even inside a grocery store, but we have never seen anything like this. Normally people stick cars in storage containers, not on top of them! These ones have been sitting for 15 years, but the seller doesn’t mention if they were in their current position that whole time. We guess it did keep them out of the dirt. The seller is hanging on to the beige wagon, but there appears to be another one included to make a grand total of 5 cars for $3,000. Find them here on craigslist out of Banks, Oregon. Just be sure to bring a forklift… Sorry, couldn’t resist. Read more »

Citroen DS19 Desert Find

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Robert M. stumbled upon this 1966 Citroen DS19 here on Reno’s craigslist and thought it might be of interest to some of our readers. We have featured a number of these quirky French cars, but one of the problems DS owners here in the States face is a lack of parts. If you have the money and courage, it looks complete enough to restore, but chances are this one will be best used as a parts car to keep other Citroens on the road. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »

Another Citroën in Wisconsin

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We aren’t sure why people derive pleasure from vandalizing other people’s property, especially those that target old cars. Why damage a classic car that is already hard up and in need of attention? The seller of the Citroën Wagons we featured a few days back has listed another car. This one is a 1973 Citroën SM and has been parked in their barn for the past 20 years or so. Sadly, during its time in the barn vandals stole parts off of it, but at least they didn’t shoot it. Take a look at this Maserati powered GT here on eBay. Read more »

Adult Pedal Car: 1953 Mochet CM-125Y

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We aren’t sure why, but there is something appealing about vintage microcars. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are quirky or maybe it’s that they are so easy to work on. When we came across this Charles Mochet 125Y, we knew it deserved a closer look. We had only ever heard of Mochet, but never actually seen one. There aren’t many left, especially here in the States. Take a closer look  here on eBay with a BIN of $6,500 or the option to make an offer. Read more »

Citroens in a Wisconsin Barn

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We have heard stories of the incredible barn finds hiding in Wisconsin, but never did we think we would come across a barn like this. It is full of European cars, including several seemingly out of place French built cars. When we think about it, it makes sense that the cheese capital of America would relate well to French automobiles. These cars are practical and handle well whether they are on snow, gravel, or pavement, plus Wisconsin and France share a love for all things cheese. The owner of this collection has decided to clear out their barn. Their 1972 D-Special DS can be found here on eBay and their pair of Citroen wagons can be found here. We will be keeping an eye on this seller, to see what else they have parked in their barn. Read more »

Google Maps Sighting: Flea Market Citroen

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After featuring the optimistically priced roadside BMW, I was reminded of a Citroen that is parked along the highway at a perpetual flea market in Montana. I have thought about stopping many times, but always seem to miss the exit. I have tried calling the phone number listed on the sign, but it has been disconnected. So, if you know anything about it, please let us know.