French Classic Cars

French Sleeper: 1963 Peugeot 403

A French restomod? I usually don’t think of those two words together but this 1963 Peugeot 403 would make a fun sleeper. This project car can be found here on craigslist in Covina, California. The seller is asking $450… more»

French Classic: 1983 Renault Fuego

French car manufacturers have always had the uncanny ability to create interesting, quirky, and ground-breaking cars, and the Fuego is a perfect example of that ability. Launched in the US in 1982 and sold through AMC dealerships, it is… more»

French Micro Car: 1968 Velocar Veloto

If you are on the lookout for something a bit different and quirky in the way of a classic car, then you should probably look no further than this 1968 Veloto. It definitely fulfills those criteria, and I doubt… more»

Maserati Power: 1972 Citroen SM Driver

Finding Citroen SMs that reside in the small space between basketcase and high-dollar restoration is a challenge. Given the cost associated with properly restoring one of these exotic machines, you don’t often find sellers willing to get one to… more»

French Loaf: 1970 Citröen DS ID21F

If this style of car looks familiar to you, you’ve been paying attention in the vintage-automobile scene. That’s correct, it is indeed a Citroën DS platform station wagon (or Estate, or Shooting Brake, whatever you call it in your… more»

Amazing Triple Bugatti Barn Find!

Only the family of Belgian sculptor August Thomassen knew what was hidden away in his studio barn. Behind the sandbags stacked in front of the large wooden doors, there was a collection of four vintage vehicles including a million… more»

Failed to Start: 1967 Citroën DS21

One of the challenges with owning an oddball vehicle is the limited support network for repairing said vehicle when a repair is required above your own skill level. I’ve run into this with my vintage Toyota HiAce project, as… more»

Diesel Survivor: 1980 Peugeot 504

One of my favorite local salvage yards had a very similar Peugeot to this 1980 504 Diesel that’s listed for sale with just under 100,000 miles and in incredibly well-preserved condition. The car in my jurisdiction clearly belonged to… more»

French AMC: 1985 Renault Alliance Convertible

UPDATE 1/13/19 – The bidders didn’t meet the seller’s reserve back in April of 2018 when this incredible 1985 Renault Alliance convertible was listed on eBay. They now have it listed here on Craigslist with a reduced price of $4,900… more»

Second Owner R5: 1980 Renault Le Car

As if AMC’s showrooms weren’t already filled with the most unusual cars on the planet, along came the Renault era. This 1980 Renault Le Car can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price of $2,900 or best… more»

Engine Work Needed: 1976 Peugeot 504

AutoWeek quoted a Peugeot 504 sales brochure by saying that they had, “Italian style, a French soul and international muscle.” As a lover of all things unusual, especially vehicles, I think that this 1976 Peugeot 504 wagon would be… more»

3-Series Alternative: 1985 Peugeot 505 STI

When it comes to entry-level classics, BMW’s 3-and 5-Series sedans tend to get nods as good place to start for first-time hobbyists interested in European makes. However, the sporting Peugeot 505 is often overlooked, and this example is dirt… more»

Automatique Équipé: 1970 Renault 16 TA

The seller describes this 1970 Renault 16 TA as “Lovely, strange, and wonderful” – I would agree. I have evolved into being a fairly big fan of Renaults after getting my 1987 GTA almost two years ago now. This green… more»

Missing Peter Egan: 1978 Citroen 2CV Acadiane

Like many of our writers here at Barn Finds, I have Peter Egan to blame for part of my automotive obsession.  Egan, who recently retired from both Road and Track and Cycle World, was capable of spinning the most… more»

French Connection: 1972 Citroen SM Coupe

Citroen is a French manufacturer whose offerings have always been bold, daring, and controversial. The SM Coupe was no exception to this rule, and in spite of strong sales in the USA, the car disappeared from the American market… more»

Make Mine a Gordini: 1963 Renault Dauphine

The Renault Dauphine is one of those early European economy cars that lingers on classifieds pages as an affordable entry into vintage automobile ownership. If you can get over the lack of speed, the Dauphine is a much more… more»