French Classic Cars

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»

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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»

Shipping Crate Find! 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

The words “craigslist” and “Delahaye” rarely go together, but that’s exactly what we have somewhere in Orlando, Florida, where an exceedingly rare 135M Cabriolet has turned up for sale in what looks like the remains of a shipping crate…. more»

Massive Barn Find Stash Found in France!

One of my most frequent automotive fantasies involves going off on a hike in search of a forgotten garage full of classic automobiles. I did this a few years ago with a friend off of a tip about a… more»

French Toast: 1955 Renault 4CV

Talk about patina, this 1955 Renault 4CV is loaded with surface rust. I mean, patina. These cars were and still are some of the quirkiest cars out there and they have an unusual drivetrain configuration, not to mention the… more»

French Original: 1978 Peugeot 504 Diesel

French diesel cars are fairly unusual around the halls of One Barn Finds Tower, but this seller has two of them up for auction now. This incredible, original 1978 Peugeot 504 diesel can be found here on eBay in… more»

French Diesel: 1979 Citroën CX 2500 Pallas

Bonjour. We have only featured a half-dozen Citroëns over the last six months here at Barn Finds, that has to be one of the lowest numbers of any major manufacturer seen here. Let’s bump up that number a bit… more»

Hog Barn Find! 1987 Renault GTA

Update 2/19/20 – The hog barn GTA is back! After getting bid up to $1,425 the seller has relisted this Renault here on eBay with a $2,500 asking price. From 1/19/20 – I’m serious, this Renault was found in… more»

French Luxury American Muscle: 1960 Facel-Vega

I’ve long admired these lovely and very French automobiles, whose elegant exterior hides the powerful American muscle underneath. They made an impression—French existentialist Albert Camus was killed in his friend’s speeding HK500 in 1960. What we have here is… more»

Parked For 55 Years: 1953 Citroen Traction Avant

I’ll admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Citroens. Usually, when I hear the name Citroen, I think of the DS model with its unique hydraulic suspension and reverse Dustbuster styling. But long before the DS’ inception,… more»

Nicest One Left? 1987 AMC Renault Alliance Convertible

In American automotive manufacturing, AMC had always been the little guy that was capable of producing something special for mere pennies. However, time and circumstances would eventually catch up with the company, and they wouldn’t manage to go out… more»