French Classic Cars

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»

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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»

Turbo Hauler: 1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo S

Seeing a French car on the road anywhere in the US is a pretty rare thing these days, and it has been for probably two decades or more. When that French car is a wagon, not to mention being… more»

Rare Hot Hatch: 1987 Peugeot 205 GTI

Update 6/4/20 – After 8 months, this 205 GTI has popped up here on eBay with no reserve! Thanks go to JT for sending in the tip! From 10/3/19 – Some folks call the Peugeot 205 GTI the ultimate… more»

Cheap Time Machine? 1981 DeLorean

Yes – Lucas, Prince of Darkness is associated with almost every British vehicle. We all know that Pintos blow up when a pine cone falls on them. Sedans have two doors too many. And, who doesn’t wonder about the… more»

Quonset Find: 1969 Peugeot 404

One more thing: Columbo didn’t drive a Peugeot 404, his famous convertible was a Peugeot 403. It was close, but no cigar. (See, he always had a cigar in his hand) (tough crowd)… I think this car, a 1969… more»

No Reserve French Find: 1960 Citroen 2CV

Parlez-vous Francais? You won’t need to know it to drive this Citroen though it may help you when perusing the service manual. This French farmer special has called the Pacific Northwest its home for 60 years with the current… more»

Quirky 3-Wheeler: Lomax Lambda 3

Kit cars come in all shapes and sizes, and it would seem that the vast majority of them make use of the Volkswagen Beetle chassis and mechanical components. That’s where the Lomax Lambda 3 is very different. Hiding under… more»