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Citroen: Classic & Performance range guide

Citroen: Classic & Performance range guide Classic and Performance Car
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
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  • Citroen Mehari Cabriolet 1974

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    Citroën Mehari 1974 restored in very good condition A really beautiful restored 1974 Citroën Mehari, with a fully revised 602 cc, 2 cyl, 33 HP engine. The paint is in the marvelous colour Beige Kalahari with beige interior, a wonderful combination.This is the most popular 4 seat version. This car will bring a smile on your face, every time you drive to the beach or the woods. Car has European title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1974
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  • Citroen B14 F Torpedo 1927

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    Citroën B14 F Torpedo 1927 in fabulous condition The Citroën B14 was presented at the Salon in october 1926 as successor of the B12. The chassis had a lower weight than his predecessor and the engine was improved. The car has a 1538 CC, 22 HP, 4 in line engine and 3 speed gearbox. This is a roadster, recognizable by the 4 doors and folding top. 10 Years ago, this car was fully restored and is in excellent condition. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1927
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  • Citroen Mehari Cabriolet 1975

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    Citroën Mehari 1975 Montana green, body off restored This is a 1975 Citroën Mehari. Recently body off restored to the original specifications. No money was saved to make the car as good as new. Driven 0 km after restoration. The car has paint in the original Mehari colour Montana green, a black interior and a black cabrio top. The car has a 602 CC, 2 cyl, 33 hp engine and a 4 speed manual gearbox. Obviously, the engine and gearbox are fully revised during restoration. So a very beautiful Citroën Mehari, as new, ready for lots of driving fun. Car has Belgian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1975
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  • Citroen Mehari Cabriolet 1985

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Citroën Mehari 1985, Azur, body off restored, as new As new, this 1985 Citroën Mehari. Recently fully body off restored and is as new. This Mehari is the 4 seat Azur edition, recognizable by the white with blue paint and the blue cabrio top. The car has the 602 CC, 33 HP engine and manual gearbox. Both are fully revised recently. Drives as new. Very rare, such a marvelous restored Mehari. So, when you are looking for a Mehari in topcondition, this one is a good choice. Car has Belgian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1985
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  • Citroën Traction Avant 11CV 1953

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Citroen Traction Avant 11CV 1953 burgundy red in good condition This originally Dutch Citroën Traction Avant 11CV was delivered in 1953. The car has burgundy red paint and a grey cloth interior. Both the in- and outside are in a good and beautiful condition. In the front there is the 1911 CC, 4 cyl engine with 4 speed manual gearbox. This Traction Avant is very comfortable and drives great. In combination with the 4 doors it is a perfect classic car for the whole family. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1953
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  • Citroen Saxo Diesel 2001

    £499 £499

    Genuine 2 owner car with 14 services recorded before the book ran out of space. In need of a couple of hub caps and a new owner with the enthusiasm to clean and tidy it up but runs well and is ready to go. Ideal first time/learner or spare car.

    • Mileage: 84000 mi
    • Engine size: 1527
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    £499 £499
  • Citroën AC4 Torpedo '30

    €24,950(£22,282.85) €24,950(£22,282.85)

    The Type AC 4 (called later C4) was launched in 1928 in the Paris Salon as was the six cylinder AC 6 both of which shared similar styling, albeit that the AC 6 had a longer bonnet than its four cylinder sibling. The AC 4 was available in a variety of body styles including Berline Luxe, Conduite Interieure Luxe, Familiale Luxe, 2 & 4 seat Cabriolet Decapotable, 2 & 4 seat Faux Cabriolet, Torpédos and Taxi. The AC 6 was also available as a Coupé de Ville. In 1929, both vehicles were modified and renamed C4 and C6 and with a number of further modifications remained in production until 1932. Specifications >>>>> 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@oldtim

    • Year: 1930
    For sale
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  • Citroen 2CV

    £6,695 £6,695

    FOR SALE A charming French built Citroen 2CV6 Special Dolly with just one former keeper. EQUIPMENT Headlamp adjustment control knob, check-button for brake level warning lamp, hazard warning switch, ashtray, windscreen/floor air distribution control, rear fog lamp, choke control with warning lamp, oil pressure warning lamp, battery charge indicator, folding rear bench seat, complete and half opening hood, interior lamp. Dealer accessories; Rear seat belts. EXTERIOR This wonderful 2CV6 Special is the characterful and desirable ‘Dolly’ edition, finished in the original colour combination unique to the Dolly model of Rouge Vallelunga/Blanc Meije, (Code EKB/EWT). With a vibrant red shine to contrast the bright white, this unspoilt example even wears the supplying Citroen Main Dealer number plates. Minor age-related markings and shallow undulations to the lightweight bonnet and lower rear wheel arches can be seen, but certainly do not spoil the car. All the correct Dolly decals and badges are present and the glass is window etched with the original Citroen Covina Rochedo factory fit items. Even the winter muff grille is present, designed to restrict air flow in colder temperatures to help the engine warm up! The cloth backed vinyl hood is finished in matching colour scheme and remains in excellent condition. An irresistible peculiar classic! INTERIOR The interior of this Dolly is in remarkable condition. The correct grey diamond shape seat coverings are brand new replacement items, an expensive set specialist sourced and professionally fitted and in stark contrast to cheap copy covers. The switches, gauges and warning lights are all fully operational and are a delight to use, transporting the driver back to simpler motoring times! The floor is absolutely solid and still protected by the original Citroen rubber over-mats. Factory stickers still remain such as the tyre pressure limits on the door edge. The boot floor is very clean and the rust prone seam edges are excellent. The spare wheel and jack are still present. An idiosyncratic delight! 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! This example performs superbly having benefitted from a full service including a set of new beige heater tubes and brand new complete exhaust in October 2017. The clean engine bay displays factory wax, identity plates and both original paint codes which are often covered over upon refurbishment. The push and pull gear change operates exactly as it should and being like no other car today, is guaranteed motoring hilarity! WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The original painted steel wheels with bright spotless chrome hub-caps are immaculate support the correct and expensive Michelin Radial X 125R15 tyres with ample tread. The spotless spare wheel is present with the same Michelin tyre. The vehicle stops quickly and in a straight line with the inboard disc brakes giving a precise and positive feel. HISTORY FILE Confirmed by chassis number as being one of the last French built cars prior to production moving to Portugal, this 2CV6 Special Dolly was supplied new on the 26th August 1988 by Citroen Main Dealer, Bouts Motors of Wolverhampton. This wonderful example has just two keepers and covered 53,374 miles from new. The first keeper, Mrs E Fellows, owned the car for four years until Mrs Mair Stuttard, a 2CV enthusiast, purchased the car in June 1992 and has owned it ever since! The original Citroen plastic wallet houses the stamped service booklet along with all handbooks including the owner’s manual, maintenance guide and Citroen corrosion guarantee. Incredibly, every MOT certificate from the first in 1991 to present has been kept in the neat history folder to fully verify and track the mileage. Two sets of original Citroen keys are present. After 25 years of ownership, Mrs Stuttard has made the difficult decision to sell her beloved 2CV, ready for the next lucky custodian to experience the huge pleasure the car is given her virtually all its life. A fantastic quirky and usable French icon. MOT June 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/1mnFHPl6t4o To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6Cpi1A 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1988
    • Mileage: 53374 mi
    • Engine size: 0.6
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  • Citroen C6

    £7,450 £7,450

    Climate Control Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Electric Seats, Memory Seats, Auto Lights, Powered Folding Mirrors, Isofix, Xenon Headlamps, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Power Steering, Remote Central Locking, Electric Windows, Multiple Airbags, CD Player, Steering Wheel Audio Controls Full Black Leather, Head Up Display, 17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Full Citroen Service History

    • Mileage: 49000 mi
    • Engine size: 2179
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  • Citroen Saxo

    £4,695 £4,695

    FOR SALE An exceptional unmodified Citroen Saxo VTS with 52,971 miles and full Citroen history. EQUIPMENT Sports styling with painted bumper skirts and wheel arch extensions, body colour door housing mirrors and handles, rear spoiler, tinted glass, front fog lights, driver and passenger airbag, side airbags, alarm, remote central locking, electric and heated door mirrors, slide/tilt sunroof, electric windows, oil and water temperature gauge, oil level gauge, white instrument dials, split folding rear seats, RDS radio with single CD player. EXTERIOR With an assertive sporting look this range topping VTS hot hatch is finished in Superlustre Wicked Red Metallic, (Code EKQD). Having covered just 52,971 miles from new with low owners, this example is simple stunning. The factory original paint finish is outstanding with a deep lustrous shine and uniform finish. Incredibly, the lightweight factory panels, (the unladen weight is only 935kg!), have escaped car park dings and the bumpers are virtually as new. There is a very light rub to one side trim strip, and miniscule markings do not detract from the near perfect finish. Unique 16v badging and the S inscription in yellow inform the knowledgeable this is the fastest most sought after Saxo and near impossible to find in factory standard specification. An unmolested marvel! INTERIOR A wonderful testament to the care bestowed on this cherished car is the perfect condition of the fragile interior. The Crescendo velour upholstery only fitted to the VTS model is unmarked along with the door inserts. All carpeting is spotlessly clean as is the headlining and undamaged plastic trim. Full instrumentation including the VTS only oil temperature gauge on white dials remind the driver of the sporting credentials. The original RDS radio with single CD remains fitted and operational, and the factory paint code and data stickers remain affixed inside the driver’s door aperture. The boot area containing the wheel brace and towing eye is clean with only light marks to the entry metal lip. A pristine unspoilt interior. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The rev happy four cylinder 1.6 16 valve engine develops 120 BHP at 6000rpm to achieve a top speed of 127mph and 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds. No expense spared full Citroen Main Dealer servicing including a cambelt change in August 2017 has ensured superb mechanical performance, enabling the next owner to simply enjoy the thrill this car has to offer with piece of mind. The engine bay remains exactly as intended and displays factory stickers, plates and panel stampings. The five speed manual transmission offers light and direct changes with a sporty feel. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The factory fitted 15” alloy wheels remain in good condition with light markings. Matching premium Goodyear Eagle 195/45 R15 tyres are fitted to all four corners with excellent tread remaining. The ABS braking system is servo assisted with discs all round and ventilated upfront to provide safe assured stopping. HISTORY FILE Supplied new on the 12th November 2002 by the pioneers of internet car sales, jamjarcars, this original example has covered just 52,971 miles from new. The original jamjarcars vehicle handover paperwork from when the car had covered just 9 miles along with the Citroen PDI checklist and warranty card have been kept in the history file which is every inch as incredible as the car itself! The colossal history folder contains a full documented Citroen Main dealer service history with 18 Citroen Main dealer invoices in addition to a documented cambelt change in August 2017 and just 12,000 on a replacement clutch. Furthermore, the original Citroen document wallet contains all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature as well as the stamped service book. Absolutely every MOT from the first in 2005 to present has also been kept! Two original Citroen keys come with the car to complete the history file, one which leaves in no doubt the no expense spared mentality to vehicle upkeep. Representing a very rare example of an often modified and abused hot hatch, this amazing and hugely entertaining Saxo VTS is without doubt one of the best in existence. MOT August 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/i9vcyqYAp8g To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/1SHG28 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 52971 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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    £4,695 £4,695
  • Citroen Dyane 6 Cote d'Azur

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    1982 Citroen Dyane 6 Cote d'Azur Rare special edition of Dyane 6 New exhaust and fuel pump, running very well Original bill of sale Galvanised chassis, very sound body Article about Cote d'Azur, handbook and history This special edition appeared in UK only right at the end of production, only 285 were produced and the original sales invoice confirms this was one of them. Very well presented with largely original paint, new decals, on a highly desirable galvanised chassis, sound body, new exhaust and fuel pump, running very well with long MOT, much loved by last titled lady owner, included is an interesting article on this special edition (in French), owner’s handbook and good history file. Guide price: Reduced to £4,950 suitable for printing Mobile: 07711 509600 Email: mark@pioneer-automobiles.co.uk Phone: 01635 248158 Viewing: By appointment only Copyright ©2017 Pioneer Autos Ltd

    • Year: 1982
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  • Citroën Traction Avant Cabriolet '34

    €63,950(£57,113.75) €63,950(£57,113.75)

    36Hp >>>>> 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: Pictures of the car:

    • Year: 1934
    For sale
    €63,950(£57,113.75) €63,950(£57,113.75)
  • Citroen DS21 Pallas Injection Electronique-SOLD

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    1970 DS 21 Pallas EFI LHD Finished in sable metallise with black leather interior Fitted with factory air conditioning Imported from Greece in 2013 by Classic Citroen specialists Andrew Brodie Engineering. Having received a request from a customer for a rust free DS Pallas EFI it was decided that it would be preferable to source such a vehicle on the continent to meet this criteria. This particular example was located in Athens and a flight was booked for the car to be inspected by Brodie’s. The vendor explained that he’d had the car fully restored and spent circa 30,000 euros on parts alone, all from Citroen specialist Jean Blondeau in Paris. Once the inspection was completed it was decided that the car could be driven back to the UK, it completed this 2,000 mile journey effortlessly and without fault. No real surprise given the expenditure the car had received and the overall condition it was presented in. Since arriving here at Avantgarde we have had it fully serviced, again by Andrew Brodie Engineering, fitted a Retrosound radio and had the air conditioning system serviced. A very special car fitted with very rare factory A/C and ready to enjoy.

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  • Citroen Mehari

    £13,995 £13,995

    *SIMILAR QUALITY 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. A delightful Citroen Dyane 6 Méhari with fully traceable history from new. EQUIPMENT Acrylonitrile Buadiene Styrene, (ABS), thermo plastic body and panels, 2+2 seating, tubular frame, two-piece rigid fibreglass top, folding tailgate, folding front screen, full side screens, bonnet straps, spare wheel, removable folding bench, lockable glovebox. Accessories: rear fog light, 12v power supply, seatbelts front and rear, rear storage box, Citroen rubber floor mats, mudflaps. MODEL HISTORY In May 1968 the Dyane 6 Méhari, an all-terrain, multi-purpose platform-type pick-up was unveiled to the automotive world. Named after a fast-running dromedary camel the Méhari was based on a Citroen Dyane 6 platform and shared mechanicals with the 2CV6 and the Ami. Over a nineteen-year career a total of 144,953 units were made and it has now gained iconic status globally. EXTERIOR Eleven corrugated ABS thermo plastic panels are finished in vibrant Kirghiz Orange which look striking at any angle. Having won awards several times at the 2cvGB and Citroen Car Club events, the finish is spectacular thanks to a dedicated, well respected long-term custodian and his upkeep. Master Class Awards and Concours prizes both prior and after a panel colour change in 1995 proves the quality of workmanship. The original unwelded chassis has been thoroughly wax-oyled on the top, undersealed underneath, and extensively oiled inside and the space frame has been undersealed on the outside and filled with wax-oyl internally. Minor stress lines are visible on a few fixing points and original features remain in fixed such as the stainless steel wiper arms. This is an exceptional example and certain to delight the next Citroen connoisseur. INTERIOR Utilitarian brilliance is demonstrated from Citroen, a maker renowned for their forward thinking innovation and dare to be different mentality. The replaced seat coverings are perfect with just a minor split to the drivers side and this genuine four seater can easily be transformed into a capable utility vehicle. Incredibly the floor remains bare ABS revealing the excellent condition of the body tub and genuine Citroen rubber mats have been fitted from new. Practical accessories such as a 12v power supply, lockable rear box and headrests join playful features including a vintage Solido scale model in a matching colour on the dashboard. All controls operate as they should along with the LNA type instrument panel. Smiles and laughter guaranteed! ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The flat-twin air cooled two cylinder 602cc engine produces 32bhp to offer a top speed of 65mph and 0-60mph in 30secs. Meticulous maintenance from the knowledgeable owner to the original engine helps ensure mechanical reliability. New 9:1 pistons, rings and barrels have been installed and the valves have been cleaned and checked. The push rod seals are new and a new engine breather has been installed. The feather weight bonnet lifts to reveal a spotless engine bay guaranteed to please the show exhibitionist. The 4-speed synchro ‘push me pull you’ transmission operates exactly as it should having benefited from the clutch, back-plate, bearing and clutch cable all being replaced. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES All five wheels have rare Citroen accessory wheel trims fitted shod in matching 135/80 R15 tyres. Later version inboard front discs and drums at the rear, all overhauled, combined with a vehicle weighing just 555kg, braking is impressive. HISTORY FILE First registered on the 27th January 1981 by Lovekyn Garages Ltd in Kingston-On-Thames as a new vehicle, this Belgium built Citroen Méhari was then supplied by them four days later to a Mr Alfred Keith Waller. The New Vehicle Sales Invoice reveals a total price of £2,650 being paid by Mr Waller who remained the owner until November 1987 before selling the car for £950 to Mr Anthony Shaw. Mr Shaw purchased the vehicle for his son, Jonathan Edward Shaw, who remained the dedicated custodian and enthusiast for 30 years until selling the car to a fellow enthusiast in April 2017, Mr Robert Sansome. A truly spectacular history file with numerous insertions in the Citroenian car club magazine and 2cvGB News tracks noticeable awards such as the 1992 Stratford ‘A’ Series Concours winner and 1999 Master Class Award winner. On display at numerous Registers the following extract written by the current 2cvGB club Méhari Registrar in the April 2017 2cvGB News provides an insight; ‘XGH 616W is Jonathans lovely Méhari. As you may have seen over the monthly Missives, it is one of the longest continuously owned and driven Méharis in the UK. Jonathan has restored and rebuilt it to an exceptional standard’ The large history folder contains receipts and invoices from Méhari specialists and the original handbook and service book along with all keys are present. A historically important slice of Citroen history and wonderful in every respect. MOT March 2018, HPI clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/am_lxUN60Ys To see a full set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2H2bRg 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1981
    • Mileage: 16957 mi
    • Engine size: 0.6
    For sale
    £13,995 £13,995