French Classic Cars

Dusty 1980 Citroen 2CV Charleston

How can you not admire the Citroën 2CV, a/k/a “Deux Chevaux” or “two horses”? Like the Volkswagen Beetle, it was a bare-bones pre-war design that somehow made it through the conflict to enjoy a long global life. They were… more»

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Oddball Driver: 1960 Renault 4CV

When the owner purchased this 1960 Renault 4CV, his original intention was to use it as a parts car. It turned out that its condition was too good to use for that purpose, so it has remained untouched for… more»

Hemi Powered! 1957 Facel Vega FV2

OK, I am recognizing a trend here. I gravitate towards higher-end, large, two-door European coupes like this Jensen Interceptor and this Bristol 411. What’s the draw? Probably the big Mopar V8 engine and here’s a third one to make… more»

French Q-Ship: 1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16

A few days ago, I got a wild hair across my ass to import a Peugeot 205 GTI. Thankfully, the moment passed, as I was attempting to scratch an itch in a way that I shouldn’t, but seeing this… more»

One Buck Barn Find? 1972 Renault 17R

Update: The listing appears to have been deleted but you can at least read about it here – sorry! JO I have to be honest, a Renault anything doesn’t usually garner my attention. This 1972 Model 17R is different… more»

Early EV: 1968 MARS II Electric Car

Long before the hybrid and other cars with some degree of voltage power, electric cars were being put into limited service 50 or 60 years ago. One such attempt was the MARS II produced by a Michigan-based company using… more»

Rare Example: 1973 Citroën 3CV

It seems strange to tag a car that looks for all the world like a Citroën 2CV as “rare,” but in comparative terms, this little car is a rare example. In fact, it was built in Argentina, and examples… more»

French Ford! 1954 Ford Comète Monte Carlo

Most of the ‘finds’ that we bring you are on American soil, but every now and then, something overseas catches our attention, and we feel compelled to present them to you! Today, we have a 1954 Ford Comète that’s… more»

Rare Estate: 1988 Citroen CX Break

We’ve literally seen and written about thousands of different classic cars over the years here at Barn Finds, but a search through our database shows that this is only the second Citroën CX 25 Break (Estate) that we have… more»

Maserati-Powered: 1973 Citroen SM Project

Any person who attempts to compile a list of the greatest cars of the 20th Century is sure to spark spirited debate. Some people will argue why a particular vehicle should be excluded, while others will provide sound arguments… more»

Crazy V8-Powered Custom! 1950 Citroën 15C9

In parts of California you’d have to strip naked, stand up through the sun roof, and set your hair on fire to be noticed driving a Ferrari. Even in that rarefied air you will definitely catch motorists and pedestrians… more»

French Oddity: 1978 Matra-Simca Bagheera

The French are not exactly known for their ’70s sportscars (at least not in America) but we have an example of just such a thing to show you! It’s a 1978 Matra-Simca and it’s up for sale right now,… more»

Potential Bargain: 1976 Citroen 2CV

The owner of this 1976 Citroén 2CV must relocate for work, and as a result, he needs to part with this project car. It is a clean and tidy classic that runs and drives. All it needs is for… more»

Gallic Barn Find: 1971 Citroen DS21

A Citroen DS21 is always an interesting find. They’re a bit goofy looking, like a rearranged Dustbuster but always garner high-praise from Citroen aficionados and fans alike. This 1971 example is about as much a barn find as a… more»

40k Mile 1980 Renault Le Car

Even though they haven’t been made in 25 years, the Renault R5 has to be one of the most recognizable shapes and designs at least in the last half-century. It’s hard to believe that they actually could be had… more»

French Import: 1991 Citroën XM

French automakers such as Citroën, Peugeot, and Renault all spent time selling vehicles in the United States, but by the early 1990s, the trio had all left the market due to abysmal sales. Though most vehicles from the 1980s… more»