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Citroen: Classic & Performance range guide

Citroen C6 and DS Citroen BX 1970s Citroen range Citroen XM V6 and BX 16v Citroen SM Citroen Saxo VTS Citroen Xantia Activa V6 Citroen C6 and SM
Formed by Andre Citroen in 1919, it’s fair to say that Citroen has created some of the world’s most iconic and innovative cars of all time. The brilliance of the pre-war Traction Avant, functional ruggedness of the 2CV and the futuristic DS were all stand-out models, but with these cars followed the financial difficulties of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 
 
With the need to develop several new models, while investing in rotary engine technology that would ultimately never see the light of day, Citroen had serious money issues and was forced to give up its independence in 1976, with Peugeot taking a controlling stake in the company. 
 
Although Peugeot has kept a tight control of the company’s finances, Citroen has still managed to produce a number of successful and clever models – retaining the successful Hydropneumatic suspension system right up to the current C5. Latest models like the Cactus prove that Citroen is still innovating, while the more luxurious side has been left to DS, a new sister brand spun off the success of the classic Citroen DS model line. 
 

Buying a classic Citroen

 
Citroen really made an impression on the motoring world with the Traction Avant, which was launched in 1934. Here was a car that featured unitary construction, independent suspension and front-wheel drive. Although the Traction was highly respected, it was the DS of 1955 that genuinely blew the world away.
 
Complete with its streamlined shape, the Citroen DS brought in something new: the company’s famous self-levelling Hydropneumatic suspension system. Front-wheel drive, four-wheel disc brakes and many other extremely advanced technical achievements mark it out as one of the most groundbreaking cars of the 20th century. Despite this, prices are still actually relatively affordable – excluding the super-expensive convertible Decapotable versions. 
 
Making the most of its partnership with Maserati, Citroen’s SM attempted to marry the DS’s advanced underpinnings with a glorious V6 engine and beautiful two-door coupe body. Was it a success? You’ll have to be the judge, as this machine is adored by some, and misunderstood in equal measure by the rest! 
 
The 2CV is also one of Citroen’s greatest hits, running in various forms from 1948 right through to its final incarnation in 1990. Here was a car that has appealed to an extremely broad cross section of society, from French farmers to modern day hipsters. On the same theme is the more upmarket Dyane, along with the utilitarian Mehari. All are huge fun to drive, and simple to maintain.
 
While there aren’t huge numbers to choose from, there is a lot of joy to be had from running a GS or GSA, with a characterful flat-four engine, classic Citroen interior and that great suspension system. The CX is perhaps the biggest bargain in the classic Citroen world, with only the very best GTI Turbo and Prestige models fetching strong money, even though any CX in top condition is a fantastic car to live with.
 
Now well and truly accepted as classics are the 1980s AX and BX models. Both were pioneers of lightweight technology, and the BX in particular proved that mainstream models could be clever, innovative and still be successful – selling more than 2million units. The performance variants are the most desirable with the AX GT and BX GTI 16v commanding significant premiums in top condition. 
 
The executive XM was a classic the second the first car rolled off the production line (also winning the European Car of the Year award in 1990), and the same could be said for the more recent C6. This elegant big saloon has yet to be replaced by the company, making it the last of the big Citroens for now, and almost certainly the last to feature the Hydractive suspension suspension system. 

Buying a performance Citroen


Although Citroen might not be considered immediately in the performance car arena, it has offered a number of slightly oddball choices for many years. Bordering on classic status are the 1990s hot hatches, including the Saxo VTR and VTS. These pocket rockets were idolised by a generation of Max Power readers. They are not just great fun to drive, but also extremely affordable.
 
The larger Xsara VTS is also an interesting bargain performance choice at the minute, offering the same 167bhp 2.0-litre 16v engine as the more respected 306 GTI and Rallye. Its underpinnings are similiar too, and it’s quickly becoming a bit of an endangered species due to the engine’s desirability in the 205 GTI tuning scene. The earlier ZX 16v is another one to consider, if you can find one.
 
While still in daily use around the globe, the regular Xantias might not be considered worthy of mention here, but the Activa models (which feature active roll control) are surprisingly fast machines, and are particularly sought after in 188bhp V6 form. 
  
The C4 VTS was never quite powerful enough to compete against top hot hatch rivals of the day, but it was a cool-looking machine and a pretty solid all-round performer. The limited edition Loeb editions were built to celebrate the company’s fantastic WRC results, and as a result are quite collectible today.
 
The most recent Citroen hot hatch was the DS3 Racing, which put out 204bhp. Using a heavily-tuned 1.6-litre turbo engine, as well as a limited slip differential, the Racing was sold in limited numbers, and is a slightly softer alternative to the stiff competition. 
 

Summary

 
Most car enthusiasts have some first hand experience of Citroens, be it the 2CV you bought as a cheap first car, or perhaps that ride in the back of a DS as a child started your love affair. If you have respect for intelligent, innovative cars then a classic Citroen has probably been on your wish list at some point, and with most models undervalued, you might not want to wait too long to pick one up.
Citroen C6 and DS Citroen BX 1970s Citroen range Citroen XM V6 and BX 16v Citroen SM Citroen Saxo VTS Citroen Xantia Activa V6 Citroen C6 and SM
Last updated: 17th Nov 2016
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  • Citroen - Mehari - 1972

    €16,500 - €21,450 est. (£14,711.40 - £19,124.82 est.) €16,500 - €21,450 est. (£14,711.40 - £19,124.82 est.)
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    Auction Date: 01 Jan 1970
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  • Citroen Mehari

    €12,500(£11,145) €12,500(£11,145)

    This Citroën Mehari Azur is a limited edition proposed for the 1983 model year. The biggest difference between the Azur and the regular Méhari was that the plastic body was finished in white while the doors, the B-pillar, the grille and the headlight bezels were painted in dark blue. To further set it apart from more run-of-the-mill Méharis, Azur emblems were found on the tailgate and below the windshield, and dark blue stripes ran up both sides of the hood. The finishing touch was a set of white 15-inch steel wheels with ten oval holes. On the inside, the seats featured a specific white and dark blue upholstery. The Azur could be ordered as either a two- or a four-seater. The Méhari Azur was only sold in France, Italy and Portugal. The 700 examples of the Méhari Azur sold out so quickly that Citroën decided to add the car to its catalog as a regular production model in 1986. The model was produced until 1987, when production of the Méhari stopped. This Azur four-seater was imported from Portugal in 2001 and remained by the first Dutch owner for 15 years. More information on: www.kucarfa.nl

    • Year: 1983
    • Mileage: 93000 mi
    • Engine size: 0.6
    For sale
  • Citroen CX

    €9,900(£8,826.84) €9,900(£8,826.84)

    This CX 20 RE from 1987 comes from the South of France. He was new delivered by the Citroën dealer Ets Marlaud from Albi. In 2004, this Berline was imported to the Netherlands. With 77.000 km this CX is still in a great original condition. Car has Holland title. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport. To view this car and others, please visit the website at kucarfa.nl

    • Year: 1987
    • Mileage: 77000 mi
    • Engine size: 2
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  • Citroen 2CV

    €9,900(£8,826.84) €9,900(£8,826.84)

    This beautiful original 2 CV AZ is built in 1959 and is in very good condition. The car is imported to the Netherlands in 2010. Car has Holland title. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport. This car is not in our showroom and can only be seen by appointment. To view this car and others, please visit the website at kucarfa.nl

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 19000 mi
    • Engine size: 0.4
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  • Citroën 2CV Charleston Bordeaux & Black '82

    €13,950(£12,437.82) €13,950(£12,437.82)

    The Citroën 2CV (French: “deux chevaux” i.e. “deux chevaux vapeur”, literally “two tax horsepower”) was an economy car produced by the French automaker Citroën between 1948 and 1990. It was technologically advanced and innovative, but with uncompromisingly utilitarian unconventional looks, and deceptively simple Bauhaus inspired bodywork, that belied the sheer quality of its underlying engineering. It was designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and carts. It is considered one of Citroën's most iconic cars. In 1953 Autocar in a technical review of the car wrote of "the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford". It was described by CAR magazine journalist and author LJK Setright as "the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car". It was designed for low cost, simplicity of use, versatility, reliability, and off-road driving. For this it had a light, easily serviceable engine, extremely soft long travel suspension (with adjustable ride height), high ground clearance, and for oversized loads a car-wide canvas sunroof (which until 1960 also covered the boot). During a production run of 42

    • Year: 1982
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  • 1927 Citroen B14 12/24 ROADSTER WITH DICKIE SEAT

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    A unique opportunity to own what is believed to be the rarest of the Citroen B14sWe are offering for sale this lovely B14 12/24 Roadster with dickey seat on behalf of the estate of Tim Wright who sadly passed away.Tim; who was chairman of the Citroen RWD register from 2001 until 2011 cherished the car whilst in his 15-year possession, and regularly drove it and kept up any maintenance required. The car starts and runs very well.Built in Slough in 1927/1928 for the UK market and in right hand drive form.Having spent a number of years in New Zealand, The car came back home in the 50s.The car was fully restored in 1992.The car was named Josephine by Tim after the singer Josephine Baker and become very much a part of the family.Tim and the car were very well known in the historic Citroen world and the car was often taken to shows and rallies.We have a vast amount of history and literature with the vehicle, as well as original handbooks, catalogues and photographs.There are also magazines and books featuring the car, and letters between its previous owners.Tims brother Don is hoping the car can be sold in the UK and remain here to be enjoyed by its new owner. Which is the reason we have

    • Year: 1927
    • Mileage: 30369 mi
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  • Citroën Traction 15 SIX '53

    €30,950(£27,595.02) €30,950(£27,595.02)

    Lowered price from €35.950 -> €30.950 The Traction Avant, French for "forward traction", was designed by André Citroën and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934. While not the first production FWD car (before Citroën : Alvis, Cord and DKW), it was the world's first front wheel drive steel monocoque production car. Along with DKWs 1930s models, the Traction successfully pioneered front wheel drive on the European mass car market. The Traction Avant's structure was an arc-wheeled monocoqued (unitized body). Most other cars of the era were based on a separate frame (chassis) onto which the non-structural body was built. Monocoque construction (also called Unit Body or "Unibody" in the US today) results in a lighter vehicle, and is now used for virtually all car construction, although body-on-frame construction is still suitable for larger vehicles such as trucks. The suspension was very advanced for the car's era. The front wheels were independently sprung, using a torsion bar and wishbone suspension arrangement, where most contemporaries used live axle and cart-type leaf spring designs. The rear suspension was a simple steel beam axle and a Panhard rod, trailing arms and torsion

    • Year: 1953
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  • Citroën 5HP Torpédo Cabriolet 2 Places C.2 '23

    €14,950(£13,329.42) €14,950(£13,329.42)

    The Citroën Type C was a light car made by the French Citroën car company between 1922 and 1926 with almost 81,000 u being made. The car was originally called the Type C but was updated to the C2 in 1924 which was in turn superseded by the slightly longer C3 in 1925. The Type C was, and still is, also well known as the 5CV due to its French fiscal rating of its engine for taxation purposes. More colloquial sobriquets, referring to the tapered rear of the little car's body, were 'cul-de-poule' (hen's bottom) and 'boat deck Citroën'. The four-cylinder, 856 cc (52.2 cu in) engine had a bore of 55 mm (2.2 in) and stroke of 90 mm (3.5 in), generating an output of 11 bhp (8.2 kW). There was a single Solex carburettor and magneto ignition. An electric starter was standard, allowing the car to be advertised as especially suitable for lady drivers. There were two types of chassis: the C, which was also used for the C2, and the C3. They varied in length with the original Type C/C2 measuring 2.25 metres (7 ft 5 in) in length, and the 1925 C3 measuring 2.35 metres (7 ft 9 in). The suspension used inverted quarter elliptic springs at the front and rear, braking was on the rear wheels only, cont

    • Year: 1923
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  • Citroën 5HP Torpédo Cabriolet 2 Places C.3 '24

    €14,500(£12,928.20) €14,500(£12,928.20)

    11Hp >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone. Contact us: Xavier: 0032 472 40 1338 (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT) info@oldtimerfarm.be Olivier: 0032 473 11 7300 (NL, FR, DE, EN) olivier@oldtimerfarm.be Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier. Exhibitions where you can find us: 18-20/11/2016 InterClassics Brussel - Belgium 25-27/11/2016 Milano Autoclassica - Italy 17-18/12/2016 Dreamcar International Kortrijk - Belgium 12-15/01/2017 InterClassics Maastricht - The Netherlands 28-29/01/2017 Auto Retro Brugge - Belgium 11-12/02/2017 Flanders Collection Car Gent- Belgium 03-05/03/2017 Antwerp Classic Salon - Belgium

    • Year: 1924
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  • Citroën DS21 Cabriolet d'Usine '66

    €159,950(£142,611.42) €159,950(£142,611.42)

    Lowered price from €165.000 -> €159.950! Semi-automatic 115 Hp After 18 years of development in secret as the successor to the venerable Traction Avant, the DS 19 was introduced on 5 October 1955 at the Paris Motor Show. The car's appearance and innovative engineering captured the imagination of the public and the automobile industry almost overnight. In the first 15 minutes of the show 743 orders were taken, and orders for the first day totalled 12,000. Far from being just a fascinating technology in search of a purpose, contemporary journalists were effusive in noting how the DS dramatically pushed the envelope in the ride vs. handling compromise possible in a motor vehicle. To a France still deep in reconstruction after the devastation of WW II, and also building its identity in the post-colonial world, the DS motor car was a symbol of French ingenuity. It defied virtually every automotive design convention of that era. It also posited the nation's relevance in the Space Age, during the global race for technology of the Cold War. The high price tag, however, hurt general sales in a country still recovering from WW II, and a cheaper submodel, the Citroën ID, was introduced in 195

    • Year: 1966
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  • Citroën Traction 11 BL Green '49

    €15,950(£14,221.02) €15,950(£14,221.02)

    The Traction Avant, French for "forward traction", was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934. While not the first production front wheel drive car - Alvis built the 1928 FWD in the UK , Cord produced the L29 from 1929 to 1932 in the United States and DKW the F1 in 1931 in Germany - it was the world's first front wheel drive steel monocoque production car. Along with DKWs 1930s models, the Traction successfully pioneered front wheel drive on the European mass car market.The Traction Avant's structure was an arc-welded monocoque (unitized body). Most other cars of the era were based on a separate frame (chassis) onto which the non-structural body ("coachwork") was built. Monocoque construction (also called Unit Body or "Unibody" in the US today) results in a lighter vehicle, and is now used for virtually all car construction, although body-on-frame construction is still suitable for larger vehicles such as trucks.This method of construction was viewed with great suspicion in many quarters, with doubts about its strength. A type of crash test was developed, taking the form of driving the car off a cliff, to illustrate its great inherent resilience.

    • Year: 1949
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  • 1971 Citroën SM

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    In 1961, Citroën began work on 'Project S', a sports variant of the revolutionary Citroën DS. As was customary for the firm, many running concept vehicles were developed, increasingly complex and upmarket from the DS. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high-performance V6 engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension. The result was the Citroën SM; first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970 and which went on sale in France in September of that year. Factory produced cars were all lefthand drive, although righthand conversions were supplied to the UK and Australia. The origin of the model name 'SM' is not completely clear. The 'S' may derive from the Project 'S' designation and the 'M' perhaps refers to Maserati, hence SM is often assumed to stand for 'Systeme Maserati' or 'Sports Maserati'. Another common alternative is 'Série Maserati' but others have suggested it is short for 'Sa Majesté' (Her Majesty in French) which aligns with the common DS model's nickname 'La Déesse' (The Goddess). With only three previous owners, this 1971 SM was delivered new to France and imported to

    • Year: 2016
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  • Citroen Traction

    £15,500 £15,500

    Offered for sale is our beautiful Traction Avant 11b Manual that has been with the last owner for over 10 years with no former keepers and a huge history file. A fine example with desirable period extras oozing with Gallic charm. Being sold from a private collection this 1953 example has been subject to a full ground up restoration in 1999-2000 with a file of photographs covering the full restoration. Since the work was completed it has covered 17,000 km and has previously been fitted with new kevlar brake lining and new wheel cylinders all round, plus a stainless steel exhaust. The car has also been converted to run on unleaded fuel further making it a more usable classic. It is decked with period extra`s such as smokers windows, boot scrapes, exhaust pipe deflector, spotlights and reversing lights which make it a very desirable example. The Traction Avant is a must have for any serious car collection and now is the time to buy whilst they are still undervalued.

    • Year: 1953
    • Mileage: 11000 mi
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  • 1972 Citroen SM Coupe

    $49,500(£40,456.35) $49,500(£40,456.35)

    Of all the automakers in history, Citroen was the one that proved that cleverly-designed, avant-garde cars could sell well to the general public. From the elegant simplicity of the 2CV to the highly advanced and futuristic DS, Citroens have a reputation for incredibly creative engineering solutions paired with artistic design and a distinctly Gallic charm. Citroen’s brilliant SM was born of a desire for a sporty DS based car that could compete with the Porsche 911. Several prototypes were built, based on shortened DS platforms, but the project changed tack over time and became something wholly different than a 911 competitor. In 1968, Citroen had acquired the ailing Maserati with an eye toward using their engines in this new sports car. The bosses in Paris requested a new engine from Maserati for their project and they were shown a compact, 90 degree V6 that was in essence a Maserati V8 with two cylinders lopped off, though this engine was just a one-off to see how the V6 concept would be perceived. Once the green light was given, Maserati’s Giulio Alfieri started with a clean sheet of paper to design the new V6. When the new car, called the “SM”, debuted in 1970 it was no longer a lithe sports car, but a full-fledged grand touring car with an exotic, 2.7L DOHC V6 and either a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox and front wheel drive. In typical Citroen fashion, the styling appeared to be inspired by science fiction. The long sweeping body featured wheel spats at the rear and actually tapered like a teardrop when viewed from above. Headlamps encased in glass were hydraulically adjustable and swiveled with the front wheels on European models. The chassis was equally space-age with fully adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension, load sensitive brakes and fully powered, self-centering steering that allowed the car to be set up with zero caster, thereby keeping the tires in full contact with the road at all times. The space age theme carries on in the cabin with rakish bucket seats, chrome and metallic detailing, and an instrument panel fitted with fabulous oval dials. The SM is truly a car like none other, before or since. Our featured SM is a handsome 1972 model showing just 41,000 miles from new, finished in the classic color combination of champagne over tobacco brown leather. It is a quality car that has been very well maintained by marque experts, a critical fact to consider when purchasing an SM. The champagne paintwork is very tidy and attractive. Body panel fit is very good, and the exterior trim is factory correct, in very good condition and in keeping with the fine, unrestored and low mileage nature of this car. As any true Grand Touring machine should be, the interior is luxuriously appointed, and this being a Citroen, magnificently styled. Handsome brown leather appears original and is in excellent condition, very well preserved and quite inviting. Electric and hydraulic functions work as they should and this example is fitted with an automatic transmission which suits the soft-riding and relaxed nature of the SM quite well. The Maserati V6 runs strong and appears very tidy and properly presented in the engine bay. The hydro-pneumatic suspension appears to have been regularly serviced as well; functioning properly and offering excellent handling with incredible ride control. Having never been fully restored, this SM remains very tight and warmly attractive, with an inviting patina that encourages regular use. The Citroen SM is one of the most advanced, forward thinking automobiles of all time. Thankfully, the performance lives up to the avant-garde styling and these cars reward owners who use them on a regular basis. For an enthusiast looking for a classic driver’s car that combines the best of Italian power with French flair, there can only be one choice: The Citroen SM.

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  • 1973 Citroen SM Coupe

    $82,500(£67,427.25) $82,500(£67,427.25)

    When it comes to clever engineering, it is often the Germans we consider first. Yet history has shown us that the French engineers at Citroen lead the way with clever, Avant-Garde thinking, of course with a healthy dose of Gallic flair. From the elegant simplicity of the 2CV to the highly advanced and futuristic DS, Citroens have a reputation for incredibly creative engineering solutions paired with artistic design. Citroen’s brilliant SM was born of a desire for a sporty DS based car that could compete with the Porsche 911. Several prototypes were built using shortened DS platforms, but the as the project evolved, it became something wholly different from a 911 competitor. In 1968, Citroen had acquired the ailing Maserati with an eye toward using their engines in this new sports car. The bosses in Paris requested a new engine from Maserati for their project and they were shown a compact, 90 degree V6 that was in essence a Maserati V8 with two cylinders lopped off, though this engine was just a one-off to see how the V6 concept would be perceived. Once the green light was given, Maserati’s Giulio Alfieri started with a clean sheet of paper to design the new V6. When the new car, called the “SM”, debuted in 1970 it was no longer a lithe sports car, but a full-fledged grand touring car with an exotic, 2.7L DOHC V6 and either a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox and front wheel drive. In typical Citroen fashion, the styling appeared to be inspired by science fiction. The long sweeping body featured wheel spats at the rear and actually tapered like a teardrop when viewed from above. Headlamps encased in glass were hydraulically adjustable and swiveled with the front wheels on European models. The chassis was equally space-age with fully adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension, load sensitive brakes and fully powered, self-centering steering that allowed the car to be set up with zero caster, thereby keeping the tires in full contact with the road at all times and completely eliminating bump steer. The space age theme carries on in the cabin with rakish bucket seats, chrome and metallic detailing, and an instrument panel fitted with fabulous oval dials. The SM is truly a car like none other, before or since. This 1973 example is one of the nicest and best performing SM’s we’ve encountered. Fully sorted by Jerry Hathaway at SM World, it is very handsome and very usable. Originally in long-term ownership in California, the car was purchased from the original owner in 2004 where it was then treated to a sympathetic restoration. Doors, brightwork and decklids were removed and the car was stripped and resprayed in the attractive medium blue base-clear it presents in now. After paint, the car was then sent to SM World for reassembly where it also received a full mechanical service that included timing chains, rebuilt carburetors, valve adjustment, new hydraulic spheres, rare anti-roll dampers and Mr. Hathaway’s own proprietary ignition upgrades. The long, flowing Robert Opron-penned body work is crisp and very straight, showing good panel fit and very nice feature lines. The medium metallic blue color is very handsome, and the paint quality is very nice, showing just some very minor orange peel but remaining overall quite attractive and tidy. The original glass is excellent and has been fitted with new rubber at the time of reassembly. The chrome and stainless brightwork is correct and presents beautifully. It rides on correct original alloy wheels which are wrapped in proper tall-aspect ratio radial tires for just the right road presence. The awesome space-age interior has been restored with black upholstery, accented by the signature gold inlays on the instrument panel and center console. The distinct oval gauges are in excellent condition, as are the switchgear and original radio which is correctly mounted longitudinally in the center console. Upholstery, carpeting, headlining, door cards and trim are all in excellent condition. Beneath the hood rests the specially designed four-cam Maserati V6 engine connected to the very desirable 5-speed manual transaxle. Expert fettling by Jerry Hathaway ensures the hydro-pneumatic system works perfectly and that the sonorous V6 is running at its best. The signature green hydraulic spheres are in excellent condition, and the maze of plumbing is tidy and properly routed with many new hoses and fixtures apparent. Following the restoration work, the car was sold in 2008 where it received more specialist service, including a rebuilt alternator, hydraulic pump and R134a conversion. As recently as March 2016 it has had fresh fluids and a careful check of the timing chain. This truly is a turn-key SM. The Citroen SM is one of the all-time great GT cars. It is not likely we will ever see designers and engineers pushing the limits of creativity in the same way. The SM looks and drives like no other car out there, and this example has the benefit of extensive service by the very best in the business. The sale of this fine SM includes records and receipts, California registrations from 1974-2004, extremely rare original folding key, books, manuals, spare and jack, tool kit, and original California blue plate that was fitted to the car from 1973. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the best.  

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  • 1973 Citroen SM Coupe

    $69,500(£56,802.35) $69,500(£56,802.35)

    In 1968, Citroen purchased Maserati with plans to take advantage of the Italian company’s experience with high-performance engines. The goal was to design a GT car that combined Citroen’s highly advanced hydropneumatic suspension system with the power of a Maserati V-6. The result was the SM, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970, Citroen’s flagship automobile for the next five years. Brilliantly designed and styled, it impressed the automotive press with its blend of speed, braking, handling and comfort which, like its shape, was unlike anything available in another automobile at the time. It even became the first non-American car to win Motor Trend’s Car of the Year Award. The SM had disc brakes on all four corners, inboard at the front and with self-adjusting pressure at the rear based on load. It also boasted the remarkable self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension from the DS, and introduced a new type of variable assist power steering dubbed DIRAVI. The unique and attractive bodywork was penned in-house by chief designer Robert Opron, and gave the SM the very impressive drag coefficient of 0.26, 10% less than the 2014 Corvette's 0.29. With a top speed of 140 miles per hour, it was also the fastest front-wheel drive car in the world in its day. A true technical marvel with no shortage of unique characteristics or charm, the Citroen SM was one of the most memorable cars of the 1970s. In the United States, however, the SM did not get off to a perfect start. The EPA-required air-injection pumps caused the exhaust manifolds to overheat. The oil pump and ignition systems were troublesome in cold weather, and the timing chains for the advanced 2675 cc V-6 were not free of problems. Modern owners have long since found solutions to these issues and when properly sorted the Citroen SM is a strong, reliable and practical classic that can be used regularly and confidently. This 1973 Citroen-Maserati SM is a fantastic highly original example that was long-term owned by a passionate and knowledgeable Citroen enthusiast who gave it every attention and upgrade to ensure it was reliable, comfortable and fast. With the more desirable 5-speed manual transmission, it was driven regularly and shown at several events. It wears one repaint and has had a very comprehensive mechanical sorting from top to bottom. Finished in an attractive metallic brown, it has a brown leather interior, air conditioning that blows cold, a Pioneer cassette stereo and all new Pirelli tires. Also included are the original owner’s manual and warranty book. More importantly, the thorough mechanical work that it has received has left it a strong running and driving SM that can be used regularly with confidence. Highly original and set up for enjoyment, it is an ideal specimen of this design icon.

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  • Citroen Xm Exclusive 2.0 Turbo

    £1,500 £1,500

    Citroen XM 2.0 Turbo ExclusiveLeather/Suede/Wood interiorAlloy Wheels Anti draught rear window fitted Full MOTReluctant sale, lack of storage forces sale.A great opportunity to own a French clic, starts, drives and runs perfectly, suspension rises and falls correctly. O/s/r window not working, N/s/r sticks, both need new cables (available on Ebay). 1 matrix display not working. Some small marks and deterioion of plastic chrome side strips which adds to the overall patina of a car this age. Alloy wheels could do with a refurb. New front tyres and rears in good order. Exclusive trim getting rare. New MOTViewing recommendedCash on collection

    • Mileage: 79000 mi
    • Engine size: 1998
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  • 1987 Citroën 2CV6 Dolly

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    The Citroën 2CV or 'deux chevaux' (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker from 1948 to 1990. It was technologically innovative but uncompromisingly utilitarian and of unconventional looks. Its deceptively simple Bauhaus inspired bodywork belied the sheer quality of its underlying engineering. It was designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and carts and is considered one of Citroën's most iconic cars. In 1953 'Autocar' wrote a technical review of the car, stating "...the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford…". It was described by CAR magazine journalist and author L. Setright as "the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car." First registered on 29th October 1987, this charming 2CV has, throughout its life, remained in the north Cambridgeshire area and was owned by only two owners in the last 32 years. The vendor reports that the car retains its original chassis which is in good condition and the car has no rust. Supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until 16th May, 2017 and showing some 44,600 miles, you cannot help but smile as you drive and,

    • Year: 2016
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  • Citroen DS19 Decapotable

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    1965 DS19 ‘Usine Cabriolet’ by Chapron The DS Decap was designed by Chapron with the intention of offering it as an independent coach-built special. However, Citroen were so impressed that they bought the rights to the design. Still to be built by Chapron, using chassis’ supplied by Citroen, the car was offered alongside the saloon and break models through the Citroen dealer network. This particular LHD car was constructed by the factory in 1964 and supplied new to its first owner in Sweden in 1965. It was imported into the UK in 2014 and since then virtually all of the hydraulic components have been overhauled by highly regarded Citroen specialist Andrew Brodie Engineering Ltd at a cost of circa £6,000. The vehicle is equipped with front and rear seat belts, a very difficult task on a ‘Decap’ which cost in the region of £2,500 and being a Swedish supplied car has the very rare high level interior heaters. A factory cabriolet which still retains its original chassis and LHM2 hydraulic system, very rarely are these vehicles offered in such condition.

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  • 1972 Citroen SM

    $74,500(£60,888.85) $74,500(£60,888.85)

    1972 Citroen SM s/n 005B9860 Black with Black Leather The Citroen SM is a truly fascinating car that epitomizes Citroen’s long tradition of innovation and disregard for convention. Their previous track record included the Traction Avant, one of the world’s first front wheel drive cars, the 2CV, whose main competition was the donkey cart, and the DS, a stunning family car that was aerodynamic, beautiful, futuristic, and offered the first mass-produced application of disc brakes, a monocoque chassis, and a magic carpet smooth ride thanks to its adjustable height oleopneumatic suspension. The SM was introduced as Citroen’s flagship in 1970. The company had purchased Maserati in 1968, an important piece of Citroen’s plan to build a high performance GT that was related to the DS. Citroen asked Maserati to develop a six cylinder engine, which would be used both in this car and a new small Maserati to compete with Ferrari’s Dino, the Merak. The 90 degree V6 featured quad cams, made typically Italian noises, and was coupled either to a 5-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The SM was extraordinarily aerodynamic, with a Kamm tail, sloping roofline, and attentive streamlining, which g

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 97489 mi
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  • 1966 Citroen 2CV

    $9,950(£8,132.14) $9,950(£8,132.14)

    This 1966 Citron 2CV is a very original and very collectible car that could benefit from minor cosmetics. Burgundy and black with blue seats. It runs and drives well. The 2CV was a front-engined, front-wheel-drive, air-cooled economy car introduced at the 1948 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile and manufactured by Citron. A great buy at just $9,950

    • Year: 1966
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  • Citroen Traction 7C

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    POA This 7C was manufactured in October 1939, and by 1944 was in Toulouse, at which point it was commandeered by the FFI, (Forces françaises de l'intérieur) and used by them in the Liberation of France in 1944, with the car is a copy of the original permit issued by the FF!Chef de Department Haute Pyrenees, showing the French military number FFI 89106. At the time the FFI numbers were painted on the bumper or wing along with a Tricolour signifying military use, an example is pictured In later years the 7C travelled to North America for the annual world Citroen rally in New England, and in 2009, moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands, with the occasional trip to French rallies as well as local events and displays. Overall the car is in very good original condition being well maintained over the years. The interior is original, as is the engine, the gearbox was exchanged in the early 1950’s and is good with no whine, or faults with gear changing or staying in gear. The floor pan is in excellent condition with no rust, on import in Jersey it passed the DVS vehicle check with no known faults, and has continued to be well maintained over the years. The body work is original, and in very

    • Year: 1939
    • Mileage: 9344 mi
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  • 1984 Citroën 2CV

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    Details: This is a 1984 Citroen 2CV in highly restored condition. This car has just completed a highly detailed professional restoration and is an amazing example of a 2CV. Car has new paint, excellent restored interior and superb mechanicals. For more details call 631-283-8819. Stock: Color: GRAY Interior color: BLACK VIN: Transmission: MANUAL Body style: 4 DOOR Year: 1984 Engine: 4 CYLINDER Miles: 774771

    • Year: 1984
    • Mileage: 774771 mi
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  • Citroen 2CV

    £9,995 £9,995

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. An astonishing Citroen 2CV6 Charleston with just 22,759 miles and two owners from new. EQUIPMENT Headlamp adjustment control knob, check-button for brake level warning lamp, inertia reel front seatbelts, day/night rear view mirror, hazard warning switch, ashtray, windscreen/floor air distribution control, rear fog lamp, choke control with warning lamp, oil pressure warning lamp, battery charge indicator, removable seats, folding rear bench seat, complete and half opening hood, interior lamp. Factory options; Enlarged boot opening. EXTERIOR This delightful 2CV is finished in the desirable Charleston colour scheme of Rouge Delage/Noir (dark red/black), code EXY/EKA. The stunning paint finish boasts a brilliant glossy shine and is a real eye catcher. Structurally perfect with recent preventative works undertaken by renown Specialists, Deux Chevaux, and still on the original chassis and wearing factory supplied panels. The incredible low mileage nature of this preserved example is clearly evident with a tiny faint undulation to the finish on the offside rear door, barely noticeable. All the correct 2CV/Charleston badges are present and the glass is window etched with the original Saint Gobain factory fit items. Unmarked bumpers and grill help to complete the factory fresh appeal, and the original winter muff grille is present. The cloth backed vinyl hood remains in excellent condition with only one tiny nick to the outer material. Even the original dealer plates remain fitted the front being slightly cracked. An outstanding example of this fun and quirky classic. INTERIOR The delightfully sparse interior of this French icon is in remarkable condition. The grey diamond shape seat coverings are pristine and offer renowned Gallic esq levels of comfort! The immaculate dashboard houses the original Veglia instrument binnacle and all switches, gauges and warning lights are all fully operational and are a delight to use, transporting the driver back to simpler motoring times! A supplying dealer tax disc holder and manufacturer stickers in the front and rear screens remain in situ. The floor is perfect and still protected by the original Citroen rubber over-mats. Factory stickers still remain such as tyre pressure limits on door edge. The boot floor is spotless and the pristine spare wheel and jack are still present. Enchanting! ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The two cylinder 602cc 28bhp engine with its distinct rumbling soundtrack is instantly familiar and offers a truly unique driving experience at a rather relaxed pace! The column gear change operates exactly as it should and being like no other car today, is guaranteed to put a big smile on your face. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The original painted steel wheels with bright spotless chrome hub-caps are presented in impeccable order and support the correct and expensive Michelin Radial X 125R15 tyres with good tread all round. The vehicle stops quickly and in a straight line with the inboard disc brakes providing adequate stopping power. HISTORY FILE Supplied by Citroen Main Agent, Minden Motor Company, and registered new on 4th January 1985, this remarkable example has had just two owners from new. An original sales invoice made out to Mr A Bennett confirms a purchase price of £3,432 including the optional enlarged boot opening at £39 and Delivery Pack consisting of Chevron Mats (still fitted), bulb kit (still present) and three gallons of fuel. A post order/pre delivery letter from the supplying dealer to Mr Bennett is in the history file informing him of a Citroen price increase adding a further £32 to his on the road price! After nearly 30 years of ownership and a mere 21,216 miles covered under his ownership Mr Bennett made the difficult decision to pass this wonderful 2CV Charleston on for the next enthusiast and KGF Classic Cars were entrusted to seek a new owner to enjoy and preserve just as he has. The second owner, Mr Eyre, purchased the car, named it Monique and ventured down the show circuit. Unfortunately recent house expansion works will result in the imminent loss of garage space meaning this car is ready for a lucky new custodian. The Citroen book packs, service record and dealership directory remain in the original A5 wallet, and even an original sales brochure comes with the car and tells the story of ‘The adventures of the Citroen 2CV6 and The Arctic Snowman! The absolute mechanical simplicity along with a huge network of parts availability and owners club support makes this amazingly low mileage example the ultimate economical and dare to be different classic car. MOT May 2016, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: http://youtu.be/EFfKLeQ9Y6Y To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/sets/72157644811317714 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccar https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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