French Classic Cars

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Price-Dropped French Classic: 1963 Panhard PL17

Manufacturers need to look outside the square if they plan to produce a car with limited engine power. Such was the case with Panhard and its PL17 model. Its engine bay housed a tiny motor with modest power, but… more»

Le Project: 1980 Renault Le Car

Who remembers the Renault Le Car? It was the little French automobile that was really a Renault 5 that was rebranded and sold through American Motors dealers in the 1970s and 1980s. Though popular on its home turf, it… more»

Ever Seen One? 1980 Citroen Dyane

Frequent finder Russell G. sent us this unusual (ok, at least in the US) 1980 Citroen Dyane that is for sale in Havertown, PA. It will cost a new owner $13,500 (or best offer) and is listed for sale… more»

Argentinian Citroën: 1988 IES 3CV “Gringa”

What the heck is this? Well, it’s a Citroen pickup truck, specifically an IES 3CV “Gringa” from down under, no not that down under, the Argentina down under. This example, being a 1988 model, isn’t exactly a Citroen, it… more»

Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»

Only 1800 Miles! 1998 Renault Sport Spider

Rare, barely driven, and recently refurbished, this 1998 Renault Sport Spider in Miami, Florida presents a curious opportunity to own an unusual mid-engine, scissor-door sports car. After a reported $14,500 in replacement parts and mechanical and cosmetic work, the… more»

10k Original Miles: 1990 Citroen XM

Update 5/11/23 – This Citroen has been relisted here on eBay with no reserve! From 4/5/23 – As I examined the supplied photos of this 1990 XM, I wondered whether any manufacturer has pushed the boundaries to the extent… more»

Maserati Engine: 19K-Mile 1973 Citroen SM

“Trust the SM. You’d be surprised what a machine can do when it knows you believe in it. Easy on the steering wheel. Handle it gently. Don’t overwhelm the SM. It will do what you want it to. The… more»

French Hauler: 1980 Citroen CX Transporter

When it comes to flat-bed conversions, there’s seemingly endless potential when it comes to enterprising enthusiasts finding ways to make their ultimate hauler. Here in the states, we tend to lean towards a Chevy C10 or C30 ramp truck… more»

Backyard Easter Eggs: Small Citroen Collection

As Easter approaches, the return of pastel colors helps to drive out the doldrums of winter and remind us of resurrection, rebirth, and renewal.  If you are a fan of pastel colors, soft shapes, and “all in one basket”… more»

No Room to Finish: 1955 Citroën 2CV AZ

If you compiled a list of the attributes a buyer might seek in a classic car, it could be extensive. It might range from excellent performance to a wide selection of options to tailor the motoring experience to their… more»

Franco-Italian Connection: 1974 Citroen SM

Swoopy! That’s one way to describe this 1974 Citroen SM – the profile reminds me of a backward dust buster. It possesses an unforgettable look and is instantly recalled in the event one hasn’t been spotted in a while…. more»

French Innovation! 1964 Citroën ID19 Safari

The Citroën DS and its variants were built between 1955 and 1975, with worldwide sales that approached 1.5 million units. You commonly see them in international films, but not that often in person in the U.S. The ID19 was… more»

Rare Rotary Pair: 1974 Citroën GS Birotor x 2!

Whenever the topic of discussion turns toward production cars powered by the legendary Wankel rotary engine, two manufacturers spring to mind. The most obvious is Mazda, which utilized the powerplant in its “Rx” series vehicles. The other shining light… more»

French Group B: 1987 Citroen BX4TC

A few years ago, some of you may recall that our own Scotty G. bought one of the rarer Subarus ever sold here in the U.S. with his gorgeous 1988 RX Turbo sedan. You can find one of his… more»

Success Story: 1982 Peugeot 505 S Turbo Diesel

We auctioned this Peugeot 505 S Turbo Diesel back in August of 2022, but unfortunately, it didn’t meet the seller’s reserve. Thankfully we have a great Make An Offer system, so shortly after this one rolled over we received… more»