French Classic Cars

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40 Genuine Miles! 1990 Peugeot 205 Style

French manufacturers have developed a reputation for producing small cars with performance that belies their modest power outputs. One of these legendary vehicles is the Peugeot 205, which has developed a dedicated following over the years. This 1990 Peugeot… more»

Rare Hemi-Powered 1956 Facel Vega Barn Find!

Here is the epitome of the barn find, a very rare and valuable car that’s been in long-term storage. It’s a 1956 Facel Vega FV2B, a super-desirable French coach-built coupe with Chrysler 5.4-liter Hemi V-8 power. It’s here on… more»

The Hottest Hatch? 2005 Renault Clio V6 Phase 2

Most people tend to agree that the Volkswagen Golf GTi was the original hot hatch. It was where it all began, and many manufacturers have managed to replicate that car’s performance in the decades since it first appeared. However,… more»

Oregon Shop Stash: Citroen Safari, E-Types, and More!

As a wagon guy, it’s hard for me to resist the urge to add a vintage long roof to my fleet. The trouble is, most of the ones that appeal to me are fairly maintenance-hungry machines, from the Peugeot… more»

Forgotten French Project: 1980 Renault LeCar

Sometimes, sellers are actually reasonable in their asking price of a long-forgotten barn find project; other times, despite their best efforts, the price is still too high. In the case of this forgotten 1980 Renault LeCar, the $1,000 price… more»

Two-Stroke Microcar: 1960 Vespa 400

When you think of the name “Vespa,” images of old, 2-stroke scooters tend to come to mind. As the grandfather of all scoots, Vespa production started in 1946 and continues today, although the bikes are much more modern now… more»

Warehouse Cache: Huge Barn Find in North London

Imagine for a moment that you are rather well-off; so well-off, in fact, that you have access to an enormous warehouse in London. What does one do with such a property? Why, stuff it to the gills with cars… more»

How Many Left? 1981 Fiat Strada

While it may be a surprise to learn Fiat actually sold this car in the U.S., this unusual Strada five-door was, in fact, a car you could walk into any Fiat dealer in 1984 and buy. The reason you… more»

More Than 150 Cars! 2021 Lucky Fall Classic

Every year, Lucky Collector Car Auctions hosts an online auction for a variety of classic as well as more recent cars, trucks, motorcycles, other vehicles, and related memorabilia. This year, there are at least 150 cars and trucks on… more»

World’s Largest: The LeMay Family Collection

For me, the idea of a barn find includes components of the undiscovered, the neglected, and the for-sale. Not all of these elements have to be present, but at least a couple. So I take some issue with Classic… more»

Story: The Missing Talbot-Lago T26 GSL- Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno is my kind of car guy.  To have wealth beyond most of our wildest dreams, I really think he’s wearing the same jeans as I am, which cost me $17.86 at Wal Mart a few months ago. … more»

The French Beetle? 1960 Renault 4CV

One of the best ways to revive a war-torn economy is to get the population moving to commute to wherever they are needed to work. Vehicle production generates further employment within the community, and the now mobile population can… more»

Solid Driver: 1970 Citroen D Special

By 1970, the Citroen DS had been in production for 15 years but was still one of the most unique, if complicated, cars on the market. The main feature that set it apart from anything else on the road… more»

Stash Of Old Cars Discovered In Brazil

A group of curious teenagers found an old building in the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil too tempting to leave alone, so they broke in to see what was there. To their amazement, they found dozens of old cars… more»

Parts Car and Stash: 1973 Citroën SM

The Citroën SM was a high-performance coupé produced by French manufacturer Citroën from 1970-75. Citroën was known for being an innovator and this product was no exception. It included things like hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension and self-leveling headlights that swiveled… more»

Survivor Or Restored? 1954 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

And now, time for something different. Not a barn find, not a muscle car, not a rare high dollar foreign wreck, not a custom, and not something indescribable. Nope, just a car, an ordinary mid-century four-door sedan in the… more»