French Classic Cars

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Vintage Racer! 1957 Citroën Seidlitz Special

Recoiling from the sun like a cave skink, this 1957 Citroën Seidlitz Special crawled out of a dark garage into the harsh daylight of the Internet, looking for a new owner. The presumably one-off racer saw some laps in… more»

Stored 38 Years: 1960 Renault 4CV

38 years is a long time. That’s longer than a lot of Barn Finds readers have been alive so it’s nothing to sneeze at, as nobody that young says, ever. This rust-free all-original 1960 Renault 4CV has been off… more»

Rare Oddball: 1988 Citroen CX TRS22

When it comes to cars not officially imported into the USA yet still making a consistent appearance on various classifieds platforms, Citroens from the middle 80s to early 90s are a more regular feature than you might expect. This… more»

Ski Lodge Snow Machine: Poncin Mini-Bus VP 800

We get fairly used to seeing long-forgotten vehicles of every kind hidden away in barns, forgotten garages – even the occasional cow pasture. But finds like this one on a remote mountain in Norway remind us that barn finds… more»

Lectric Le Car: 1980 Lectric Leopard

When a regular Renault LeCar isn’t unusual enough for you, we bring you this battery-powered 1980 Lectric Leopard. This is a Renault R5/LeCar that was purchased without an engine and related fuel system components and converted to run on… more»

Unusual French Find: 1969 Citroen Ami

I guess it’s Citroen week here at Barn Finds. While it is a very storied brand, not too many find their way to our discovery list. Yesterday, we covered this outrageous 1964 DS that is now Corvette powered and… more»

Corvette-Powered 1964 Citroen DS

By now, I’m sure you are all aware of the creation of Stellantis, the new holding company for what was FCA (Fiat Chrysler) and PSA (Peugeot/Citroen). Being old-school, I had a hang-up with trying to moosh Dodge/Ram, Chrysler, and… more»

French Connection: Peugeot 505 Collection

Among the makes and models of cars I’ve never owned, there is a glaring hole in the section devoted to French vehicles. I’m not sure why, but circumstances have never aligned wherein I’ve had the chance to buy one… more»

Confused Seller! 1923 Renault NN2

This Renault has confused its seller, but it appears that it is a Renault NN2. If that is the case, then it can’t be a 1923 model. However, what it represents is a solid restoration project that stalled about… more»

English-Bodied 1937 Bugatti 3.3L Type 57

A truly unique history envelops this elegant Italian French sports car. The 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Surbaisse 3.3-Litre Four-Seat Sports Grand Routier called ‘Dulcie’ began life as one of three lightweight chassis built for Bugatti’s works team. One complete… more»

Estate Sale Find: 1973 Citroen SM

Certainly one of the most exotic, unusual, sleek, sexy, unusual, unusual, and unusual cars maybe of all time, this 1973 Citroen SM is a great looking example of a very unusual car. It’s listed here on craigslist – which… more»

1982 Peugeot 505 S Turbo Diesel 5-Speed

We have seen some super interesting Peugeots here at Barn Finds over the last couple of years and a predecessor model just last week, a 504. You might automatically think that the next generation would be known as the… more»

Historical Barn Find: 1930 Delahaye Type 109

This is an historical automobile, a 1930 Delahaye Type 109, 9cv, preserved in an untypically perfect patina that should never be washed off or repainted. Though it is a modest car by all accounts, its history is uncomfortable, perhaps… more»

Incredible Survivor: 1978 Peugeot 504 Diesel

This is one beautiful car and it’s all original according to the seller who has it listed here on eBay. This is a 1978 Peugeot 504 diesel and it appears to be in almost like-new condition. It’s located in… more»

Fold Away Scooter: Pair of 1960 Valmobiles

The Valmobile was a small scooter from the 1950s that was designed to fold up in a suitcase shape for traveling. It was originally conceived and built in France and then later production moved to Japan. The seller has… more»

Rare French Classic: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

While build totals can’t be confirmed, the Simca 8 Sport could be considered to be a rare French classic. Bringing together renowned designers and builders, the car that rolled off the production line possessed classic lines that hold up… more»