Due to an impending relocation, Citroen is planning to auction around 65 cars from the Conservatoire next month.
Citroen has announced plans to auction around 65 cars from Conservatoire collection next month, ahead of its planned relocation. Around 400 Citroens currently reside in the company’s heritage collection – from early pre-war examples, one-off prototypes and important motorsport cars.
Citroen says that it is mainly offering cars of which it has multiple examples, with prices ranging from €1000-€20,000. Although the full list of cars has yet to be revealed (the catalogue will be available from 20 November), Citroen has confirmed that the auction will include pre-war, ‘youngtimers’, modern cars as well as a few interesting prototype models, like those from Sbarro. There will also be around 90 items of Citroen automobilia offered during the same auction.
The downsizing is necessitated by the Citroen collection’s impending relocation from the Aulnay-sous-Bois Conservatoire. Housed on the site of Citroen’s old factory, which has not produced any cars since 2012, there has been some doubt over the collection’s future.
Some of the collection is set to move into the recently revitalised L’Aventure Peugeot Citroen DS in Sochaux, the home of Peugeot. This location will not only house the cars, but it’s also much better suited to hosting events dedicated to celebrating the company’s history. The company's 100 year anniversary takes place in 2018, and a number of the cars will be placed in temporary storage elsewhere for use in celebrations.