Citroen

Under the Barn Find: 1970 Citroen DS21

Over the last few months, there have been a number of Citroens posted for sale on Facebook Marketplace in upstate New York. It’s clear that there was an individual who adored these funky French cars but didn’t have the… more»

French Barn Find: 1970 Citroën DS21

Here’s some automotive trivia worth pondering: legend has it that when Citroën debuted the DS at the Paris Motor Show in 1965 1955, it garnered 18,000 customer orders on the first day. By the end of the ten-day show,… more»

Stalled and Stored Project: 1967 Citroen 2CV

Occasionally, it’s hard to resist the allure of an oddball. While enthusiasts by and large prefer cars that have some level of utility and that are easy to find parts for, there’s always the temptation to throw caution to… more»

French Wagon: 1968 Citroen Ami Break

Citroen vehicles have roots spanning back in France for more than 100 years, but founder Andre Citroen’s history goes back even farther than that, as prior to getting involved in the automotive business he was producing weapons during World… more»

Two For One Deal: 1972 Citroen SMs

Pop quiz: which country is a pair of semi-exotic vehicles with limited financial upside and somewhat complicated drivetrains most likely from originally? If you guessed France, you get the door prize. Now, I happen to love the Citroen SM… more»

Restomod Food Truck! 1974 Citroën HY Van

Have you ever heard of a Citroën HY, much less ever seen one? The Citroën HY Van (aka Type H or H-Type) was a light-duty panel van produced by the French automaker Citroën between 1947-81. Launched after World War… more»

French Project Car: 1988 Citroen CX GTi Turbo

As someone who just exited French car ownership, I can say that I’m forever tarnished for finding these oddballs surprisingly cool. I sold my 1988 Peugeot 505 wagon not too long ago, and while it was the right time… more»

Vantastic 1964 Citroen AK 400

The first time I saw one of these little Citroen “Tin Snails” (as they’re called in their native France) was in the movie “American Graffiti.” Richard Dreyfuss’s character, Curt Henderson, had a blue one parked at Mel’s Drive-in. I… more»

Beach Season Ride: 1969 Citroen Mehari

Barn Finds reader Chuck F. must know me pretty well by this point, as he sent in a tip for this 1969 Citroen Mehari with my name specifically called out on it. Chuck, for that reason alone, I’m buying… more»

French Collection: Citroen Project Assortment

There are certain parts of each state where anything is possible as it relates to the vehicles you can collect and the number of them you can store on your property without being hassled. The seller of this assortment… more»

55K Original Miles: 1979 Citroën CX Pallas

I have had a fascination with French cars lately, a condition I attribute to visiting the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum in Pinellas Park, Florida. They have a wonderful collection of antique automobiles with one of the best collections of… more»

Desirable 5-Speed: 1972 Citroen SM 2.7L

The Citroen SM is one of those vehicles that is tantalizing to enthusiasts for completely obvious reasons. Yes, its looks are off-putting to some, but overall, this car has all the ingredients that help to explain why good men… more»

Salvage Yard Find: 1956 Citroen Traction Avante

Just the other day, I added a post that focused on the 1935 Audi 225 Cabriolet, a notable car for combining front-wheel drive with a six-cylinder engine. The novelty of a front-wheel-drive layout wasn’t unique to the Audi, as… more»

Rare Wagon: 1969 Citroen Ami 6 Break

The 1969 Citroen Ami 6 Break was not a particularly rare vehicle when it was new. It offered quirky styling and a comfortable ride, making it a popular choice amongst French buyers. Today, you will rarely see them on… 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»

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»