French Classic Cars

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Parked For 33 Years: 1951 Renault 4CV

The Renault 4CV was the French answer to the Volkswagen Beetle, and one of the cars that made motoring more accessible to the masses in post-WWII France. First available in its native country in late 1947, the 4CV went… more»

Très Française: 1964 Citroën ID-19

Barring perhaps the Citroën 2CV, there is no car more quintessentially French than the Citroën DS. This particular Citroën, wearing a faded Tricolour and having been a long-term fixture outside Denver’s Alliance Française, must then be a contender for… more»

Solid Shell? 1964 Citroen ID19 Wagon

For American families with 2.5 kids and a dog, station wagons were the dominant form of transportation in the 1960s. When you think of wagons of this era, a Citroen is probably one of the last cars that come… more»

Real Life Transformer: 1970 Citroën HY

Citroën has always had cool and quirky vehicles, and this unibody, front-wheel drive, manual, corrugated steel cargo van with innovative independent suspension is no exception. Those aren’t even the coolest or weirdest aspects of this, either, but more on… more»

Rare Alpine: 1966 Dinalpin A110

The Renault R8-based Alpine A110 staked its reputation as one of the hottest rally cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Its rear-engine layout made it something of a French answer to the Porsche 911. In addition to… more»

1 Of 2: 1981 Talbot Matra Murena Special

Finding a rare version of an already rare car can be difficult but is not impossible. Take the Talbot Matra Murena: Three different versions were produced (the 1.6, the 2.2, and the S) between 1980 and 1983 for a… more»

Six-Wheeled Wagon: 1989 Citroen CX Loadrunner

The Citroen CX Break (wagon) was introduced in 1975 as a replacement for the ID/DS Break. With its long wheelbase and spacious cargo area, it was intended to go tête à tête with the Peugeot 504 (later 505) Break… more»

Easy project: 1956 Citroen 2CV

It is hard to look at a Citroen 2CV and not break out in a smile. These are quirky classics, and while they aren’t a jet in a straight line, they offer a driving experience that is engaging and… more»

Stored 37 Years: 1978 Renault Le Car GTL

The seller calls this 1978 Renault Le Car a “barn find”, saying that it has been stored since 1984. This car isn’t much bigger than a couple of motorcycles that I’ve had in storage almost that long. They have… more»

Update: Early EV – 1968 MARS II Electric Car

UPDATE – Our own Russ Davis featured this 1968 Mars II EV last summer and it’s for sale again here on craigslist in Junction City, Oregon with a lower asking price of $5,500. Thanks to local_sheriff for sending in… more»

Barn Find Survivor: 1959 Renault 4CV

Following World War II, it would be fair to say that the French economy was not in a healthy state. The government was keen to give it a kick-start, and part of that process was to get the population… more»

French Oddball: 1959 Panhard Dyna Z12

Panhard of France was a manufacturer of automobiles and light tactical and military vehicles. It was in the car business from 1945 to 1967 and built the Dyna Z series from 1953-59. These were lightweight autos, with bodies made… more»

Track Day Potential: Renault Spec Racers

This seller has a total of three Renault spec racers to choose from, all hiding out in what looks like a fairly idyllic shop setting north of Boston. The listing provides photos of vintage spec race cars in differing… more»

Rare Charity Donation: 1975 Citroen GS Pallas

Although it remains one of my favorite pages on eBay, it’s still sometimes difficult to look at what turns up on the web store, Just Donated in Orange, California. In this case, it’s a 1975 Citroen GA Pallas, a… more»

V8 4-Speed! 1950 Custom Citroen 15C9

Everyone gets into recycling old designs at some point, and now, for your viewing enjoyment may I present the 2022 Stellantis Citroen Elongotus. Almost had you fooled right? Well, the Citroen part is right but what we really have… more»

$200K Replica? 1937 Bugatti Type 57

Replicas are always difficult cars to place, both value-wise and project-worthiness-wise, as the construction and quality of the kit are significant determining factors. Without that information, it’s hard to pinpoint worth, but the seller of this Bugatti Type 57… more»