Citroen

Quonset Hut Find: 1963 Citroen DS19 Break

The Citroen DS19 Break, or wagon, is a rare version of an already rare car. However, rare does not always translate to high values, and the unusual French car requires a passionate owner to be brought back to life…. more»

Texas Find: 1987 Citroën CX 25 TRI Break

As one of the French Big Three – along with Peugeot and Renault – Citroën offered arguably the most unusual line of cars with some of the most unusual and now-legendary features, such as a hydraulic suspension and stepping… more»

French Import Project: 1986 Citroën CX Prestige

Citroëns have been seen all over Europe in the 100+ years the brand has been around. But they’re lesser seen in the U.S., and such is the case with this 1986 Citroën CX Prestige which the seller lists as… more»

Roomy French Luxury: 1987 Citroen CXA CX

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the Citroen CX is arguably a princess or a face only a mother could love, with not much latitude in between depending on your palate.  But for French design enthusiasts… more»

Clearance Sale: 1967 Citroen DS21 Pallas Five-Speed

When Citroen finally replaced the Traction Avant with its DS19, the resulting vehicle was so popular that 12,000 orders rolled in on October 6, 1955, the day it was launched at the Paris Motor Show. That sales record stood… more»

US Import Model: 1987 Citroen CX Prestige

For a short period a little over a year ago, I became obsessed with owning a French car. I don’t have a good answer for this – perhaps I was watching too much Inspector Clouseau at the time –… more»

Mystery Model: Citroen DS ID20 F Safari Wagon

I’m curious how many of our readers have ever experienced buying a car that’s represented as a cream puff but ends up being a lemon?  It happened to yours truly twice in my younger years.  Unbeknownst to me, my… more»

Needs Finishing: 1953 Citroen Traction Avant

And now, for another HOC (Hunk O Car), this time in the form of a 1953 Citroen Traction Avant. Last week it was this Austin-Healey of unknown specificity, but today’s find, courtesy of T.J. is in a bit better… more»

Manual Maserati: 1973 Citroen SM

It’s slightly disingenuous to call this a Maserati; I know. But as a 1973 Citroen SM, it does share its engine with the Maserati Merak, a sonorous 2.7-liter V6 that made a healthy 180 b.h.p. and was capable of… more»

Right-Hand Drive: 1979 Citroen CX Prestige

There are a lot of negative “most” factors a car from any given year might be labeled with.  The model may be plagued with the most recalls, or maybe the most depreciation over a 12-month period.  In the case… more»

Perfect Beginner Project? 1964 Citroën 2CV

I sometimes worry about the future of tinkering with cars. With today’s models, there are so many electronics that anyone without an electrical engineering degree is unlikely to be able to look after their own car. And this is… more»

Package Deal: Two 1954 Citroen Traction Avants – Normale and Familiale

These Citroens were destined to be combined into one until the owner found a less needy restoration project. Consequently, he is selling two 1954 Traction Avants, here on craigslist, with an asking price of just $4500. We have Ross… more»

Queen of the Road: 1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11B

Andre Citroen was a gambler and an industrial engineer. What he was not, was an automobile enthusiast. Citroen had been making munitions for WWI and when the war ended, he cast about for a new assignment. Had the auto… more»

Quirky French Classic: 1974 Citroen 2CV 6

It is broadly possible to categorize certain countries as producing specific types of classic cars. The Italians tend to produce thoroughbreds like those from Ferrari and Lamborghini, while the Germans favor beautifully engineered vehicles from the factories of companies… more»

Suitcase Trailer Included: 1985 Citroen 2CV Dolly

It’s amazing how wild and varied the enthusiast car community is. While we think we have seen every kind of collector, a car comes along that reminds you how obsession can run in many different directions. The seller of… more»

No Parts At Pep Boys: 1969 Citroen Wagon

In America, most of our knowledge of Citroens comes from the movie “National Lampoon’s European Vacation.”  Chevy Chase and his family motored around Europe for part of the movie in a 1972 Citroen DS 21.  At the time of… more»