See All 65 Cars For Sale From The Citroën Heritage Collection
27 Novembre 2017 - motor1
Including the Tubik concept and a Traction Avant development vehicle.
Inaugurated in 2001, Citroën Conservatory located in Aulnay-sous-Bois contains more than 700 cars from all eras, ranging from 1919 to current times. The company with the double chevron logo is now selling 65 of these vehicles so that it won't have to transport all of them next year when the largest collection of Citroëns will be moved. The remaining cars will be shipped to their new home located at L'Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS in Sochaux.
The 65 cars are going to be auctioned online on December 10 and with the money earned, Citroën says it will acquire more rare pieces to further strengthen its collection ahead of 2019 when the company will celebrate its centenary. The ones that will be up for grabs are mostly models of which the company has multiple examples, which means that by selling them it won't affect at all the firm's heritage. Some of them are concepts while others don't have a VIN, meaning the buyers won't be able to register them for road use. There are also a lot of pre-production car and a few rather interesting mockups.
It's not just cars that will be available during the auction as Citroën will also sell other miscellaneous items, such as advertising posters, clothes, official photos, scale models, brochures, and even body panels belonging to various race cars. You can check out the entire inventory at the PDF below.
The photos of the slideshow have been ordered chronologically, starting with the 1924 Type C and ending with the 2014 C4 Cactus.
1924 Citroën Type C 5 HP
The oldest car here, the Type C weighs as little as 600 kilograms (1,323 pounds) and back in the day it had a respectable top speed of 60 kph (37 mph). This pre-production vehicle should go for 3,000 to 6,000 euros.
1929 Citroën C4 Berline Carrosserie Speciale
There's a bit of a mystery regarding this car as it's not known whether its special body (hence the "Carrosserie Speciale" name) was created by Citroën or a coachbuilder. What we do know is that it's expected to fetch 2,000 to 4,000 euros at the auction.
1930 Citroën C4 Familiale
Sold with a certificate of conformity, this Citroën has certainly seen better days. It's one of the 240,000 cars built during the C4 era and should fetch 1,500 to 3,500 euros at auction.
1930 Citroën C4 Plateau
One of the oldest car in the collection, this rusty pickup truck that could hit 70 kph (43 mph) is being auctioned with a certificate of conformity for registration purposes. It should go for 3,000 to 6,000 euros.
1932 Citroën C4 Berline
Here are the specs: 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine with 30 horsepower, three-speed gearbox, 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds) weight, and a top speed of 90 kph (56 mph). Might grab 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1933 Citroën Rosalie 10 NH
The "NH" in its name stands for "Nouvel Habillage" (French for "new dressing"). It's being sold with a certificate of conformity and should go for anywhere between 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1933 Citroën Rosalie 10L
The "10" in its name stands for the fiscal horsepower, an "early system by which taxation rates for automobiles were reckoned in some European countries" as per Wikipedia. The Rosalie family of models represented a precursor of the famous Traction Avant. The race car version managed to take down no less than 191 records. This is a pre-production car driven for 13,601 kilometers (8,451 miles) and should fetch 3,000 to 6,000 euros.
1953 Citroën Traction Avant 11 B Laboratory Vehicle
Our favorite car from the collection, this lovely example comes in a rather rare navy blue paint and the original upholstery. It should be perfect for a restoration project. As you all know, the Traction Avant basically pioneered the front-wheel-drive layout in Europe. It has covered 63,576 kilometers (39,504 miles).
1961 Citroën Ami 6
In need of some serious TLC, this car has a cheerful character even after more than half a century since its inception. It deserves a second chance in life and comes with a certificate of conformity, so it can be registered. Driven for 17,672 kilometers (10,980 miles). Price: 800 to 1,200 euros.
1973 Citroën GS Phase 1
Barely driven (921 kilometers / 572 miles), this GS is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine with 60 horsepower and comes with the company's renown hydropneumatic suspension. Top speed? 150 kph (93 mph). This beige car was sold by Citroën Spain and now it can be yours for 2,500 to 5,000 euros.
1977 Citroën GSpecial Phase 2
Orange you glad this car is now for sale? Driven for just 2,078 kilometers (1,291 miles), this Citroën GS is based on the facelifted version introduced seven years after the original. The auction house says it will go for 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1979 Citroën Mehari 4x4 Verte
One of the many Meharis included in the collection, this one is also a pre-production vehicle used Citroën for various tasks. It has covered 11,408 kilometers (7,088 miles) and the auction house says it will go for 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1979 Citroën Mehari 4x4 Verte
One of the most important nameplates from Citroën, the Mehari featured here was used by the company's engineers for various tasks. It's technically a pre-production car, but even so it has covered 11,408 kilometers (7,088 miles). Estimated to auction for 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1979 Citroën Mehari 4x4 Jaune
Citroën made just 1,213 examples of the Mehari 4x4 Jaune (yellow) and this particular example is being sold with certificate of conformity and it can be easily registered. Driven for 14,163 kilometers (8,800 miles) and estimated to go for 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1979 Citroën Visa Super (4 CYL)
It's a rare opportunity to purchase one of the first Citroën Visa models ever made, one of the very few remaining in such a good condition. As you might have guessed already, it's a pre-production example and it has been driven for 11,198 kilometers (6,598 miles). Should fetch 1,500 to 3,000 euros.
1980 Citroën Xenia concept
It's not a car per se as this is more of a sculpture made by using synthetic clay installed on an actual chassis with real wheels. This one's substantially more expensive as the auction house thinks it will fetch 15,000 to 25,000 euros.
1980 Citroën CX Pallas Automatic Phase 1
One of the early automatic CX Pallas models built by Citroën, this pre-production unit has done 15,220 kilometers (9,457 miles) and will go for anywhere between 6,000 to 10,000 euros.
1980 Citroën FAF
An SUV before these were in fashion, the Citroën FAF is derived from the iconic 2CV and gets its name from French Facile à Fabriquer and Facile à Financer (Easy to Manufacture, Easy to Finance). It has done 6,093 kilometers (3,786 miles) and now is looking for a new home. Price is 1,500 to 3,500 euros.
1981 Citroën Iltis
It uses a Volkswagen-sourced 1.8-liter engine with 75 horsepower hooked up to a four-speed manual gearbox with low gearing. It can go into deep waters and climb steep hills. This is a stock model without any modifications, driven for 10,889 kilometers (6,766 miles). Should go for 4,000 to 6,000 euros.
1983 Citroën Eco 2000
This mockup had an aerodynamic body with a drag coefficient of just 0.31 and was engineered to consume just 3.5 liters / 100 km. Price: 3,000 to 7,000 euros.
1984 Citroën Eco 2000 SL 10 concept
This SL 10 is the definite version of the Eco 2000 project, which consisted of several prototypes engineered to have a very low fuel consumption (3.5 liters / 100 km in this case). It was optimized in the wind tunnel and had an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.21. Power came from a three-cylinder 0.75-liter engine sourced from Fiat and producing 35 horsepower in a car that weighed only 450 kilograms (992 pounds). Top speed was a decent 140 kph (87 mph). Will be sold for 8,000 to 12,000 euros.
1990 Citroën BX GTI
A pre-production BX GTI driven by Citroën for 21,499 kilometers (13,358 miles). It uses a 1.9-liter gasoline engine rated at 125 horsepower, which is good for a top speed of roughly 124 mph (200 kph). Expected to fetch 6,000 to 10,000 euros.
1990 Citroën BX GTI Course Production Espagne
This sporty pre-production car has a 1.9-liter engine pushing out 125 horsepower for a top speed of around 124 mph (200 kph). It has been used for 21,499 kilometers (13,358 miles) and will likely get 6,000 to 10,000 euros at the auction.
1990 Citroën XM Maquette Plexi
A mockup of the XM using Plexiglass created to highlight the technology developed by Citroën. Estimated to sell for 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
1991 Citroën Citela concept
An electric city car with recyclable and interchangeable body panels, the interesting Citela concept was only 2.96 meters (9.7 feet) long and weighed a mere 790 kilograms (1,741 pounds). It had a top speed of 110 kph (68 mph) and a maximum range of 209 kilometers (130 miles) between charges.
1992 Citroën AX Mutine Three Door Phase 2
It's one of the few cars made as part of a special edition commissioned by Auguste Génovèse, manager of PSA's Rennes La Janais factory, to celebrate the AX. Estimated to go for 3,000 to 6,000 euros.
1993 Citroën Xantia Berline 2.0 L 16V Phase 1
Another pre-production car used by Citroën, this pre-facelift Xantia sedan features the company's famous hydraulic suspension providing a comfy ride. It's basically new since it was driven for a mere 89 kilometers (55 miles). Might get 3,000 to 5,000 euros.
1995 Citroën AX Electric
As the name says, Citroën toyed around with the idea of a pure electric AX. This is a fullsize mockup and should go for anywhere between 1,500 to 3,500 euros.
1996 Citroën Xantia Break Expo
The one-off was created to demonstrate a car can be recycled at the end of its life cycle. It was displayed in various places to show off many of a vehicle's components can be repurposed. Estimated to grab 500 to 1,500 euros.
1996 Citroën Berlingo VL Phase 1
Presented at the 1996 Paris Motor Show, this mockup is missing a section of the body. There's a very good reason for that as Citroën wanted to highlight the flexibility of the interior. Price: 2,000 to 6,000 euros.
1996 Citroën ZX Berline Reflex 1.9 D Phase 2
21 years later and still looking like it's brand new. Based on the facelifted version and driven for 1,765 kilometers (1,096 miles). Estimated auction price is 800 to 1,500 euros.
1997 Citroën Berlingo Grand Angle Sbarro
A one-off concept created to illustrate Sbarro's vision of a car tailored to photojournalists, hence the elevated seat providing a perfect view. Plot twist: it uses a powerful V6 engine borrowed from the XM. The car also received chunky tires to better tackle the unknown terrain. It hasn't been driven at all and can be registered. Should fetch 7,000 to 9,000 euros.
1997 Citroën Xantia Activa V6
This V6-powered Xantia is a rare sight on the streets considering Citroën made only 2,600 examples - all of which had the hydraulic suspension. It's a pre-production car that has been driven for 1,575 kilometers (978 miles). The auction house says it will go for 5,000 to 8,000 euros.
1997 Citroën Xsara Berline 2.0 L Phase 1
Another pre-production car, based on the pre-facelift Citroën Xsara with the 2.0-liter engine. It has covered 10,089 kilometers (6,269 miles) and should grab 1,500 to 3,500 euros at auction.
1998 Citroën Xsara Break 1.5 D Phase 1
A pre-production vehicle driven for 20,082 kilometers (12,478 miles). The model was particularly sold in Portugal with a turbodiesel 1.5-liter engine. Should fetch anywhere between 1,100 to 2,100 euros.
1998 Citroën Xsara Berline 1.8 L Phase 1
A pre-facelift, pre-production Citroën Xsara sedan that has covered 1,867 kilometers (1,160 miles). The auction house estimates it will sell for 1,300 to 3,300 euros.
1998 Citroën Xsara Berline 2.0 Phase 1 Dynalto
It features an electric motor mounted between the engine and the gearbox to reduce fuel consumption. A pre-production car that should fetch 2,000 to 3,000 euros.
1999 Citroën Berlingo Flanerie Sbarro
Now this is truly interesting. It's a six-seat Berlingo without doors and a conventional roof. There is a small glass panel above the front seats, while the rear section is totally open. Driven for 26 kilometers (16 miles). Price: 9,000 to 11,000 euros.
1999 Citroën Pluriel concept
The hand-built concept previewed the Citroën C3 Pluriel production version, which unfortunately did not have the showcar's cool side streaks. Estimated to grab 7,000 to 9,000 euros.
2000 Citroën Berlingo Taxi Sbarro
Did someone call for a taxi? What started off as a Citroën Berlingo was transformed into a fully functional taxi by the talented folks at Sbarro. It can be registered and used as a regular car and it's practically brand new, with only 1,460 kilometers (907 miles) on the odometer. Should fetch 4,000 to 6,000 euros.
2000 Citroën XM V6 Exclusive Phase 2
Created for actor Roger Hanin and featured in the Navarro drama series about a French detective. It comes with an upgraded sound system with a CD changer in the trunk. Driven for 119,500 kilometers (74,253 miles). Should go for 5,000 to 7,000 euros.
2000 Citroën XM V6 Exclusive Phase 2
Features a powerful V6 engine with 194 hp and is based on the facelifted version with the rear spoiler. Basically Citroën's most luxurious car of that era. Driven for a mere 5,440 kilometers (3,380 miles).
2000 Citroën XM 2.5 TD Exclusive Phase 2
Billed as being a TGV of the early 2000s, this subtly revised Citroën XM has a spoiler at the back and is powered by a torquey turbodiesel 2.5-liter engine. Has done 30,569 kilometers (18,995 miles). Price? 3,000 to 5,000 euros.
2000 Citroën Xantia Berline Iran
Used by Citroën during the model's development phase, the car is missing some of the parts, but the ones available could find a new home. It has covered 94 kilometers (58 miles) and should go for 800 to 1,500 euros.
2001 Citroën Xantia Break Phase 2
Still looking good after 16 years, the facelifted Citroën Xantia wagon is a pre-production car with 25,707 kilometers (15,973 miles) on the odometer. Could get 2,000 to 4,000 euros.
2001 Citroën Xsara Berline 1.6 L Phase 2
There's nothing really special about this one, maybe the fact that it has been driven for merely 113 kilometers (70 miles). Pre-production car, of course. Should fetch anywhere between 1,800 to 3,800 euros.
2001 Citroën Xsara Coupe VTR 1.6 L Phase 2
A pre-production unit driven for 477 kilometers (296 miles), it's in a mint condition and comes with heated seats. Sebastian Loeb drove the WRC version to victory in the 2004 season. Estimated to go for 3,500 to 5,500 euros.
2001 Citroën Xsara Picasso El Bicho Sbarro
Swiss coachbuilder Sbarro was involved in the project. The MPV received a jacked-up suspension and a slightly modified body with the fog lights incorporated into the front bumper. Only one was ever made and painted in Pastel Yellow. Estimated to fetch 5,000 to 10,000 euros.
2001 Citroën C5 Berline Phase 1
The midsize sedan in its inception, this pre-production variant of the first generation C5 was built in the Exclusive trim level and driven for only 1,151 kilometers (715 miles). Could grab 3,000 to 6,000 euros at the upcoming auction.
2001 Citroën Berlingo Escapade Sbarro
By moving the gear lever, Citroën and Sbarro were able to install a third seat up front and they also heightened the glass roof. There's also a rotating front seat, a raised rear seat, trunk-mounted retractable table, and GPS navigation. It should go for 6,000 to 9,000 euros.
2002 Citroën C8 Oxygene Sbarro
It may look like the regular Citroën C8 large MPV, but it has an ace up its sleeve as the rear doors no longer slide back and forth. These are actually butterfly doors hinged on the car's floor and open sort of like a flower. Mileage: 1,789 kilometers (1,111 miles). Price: 10,000 to 15,000 euros.
2005 Citroën C3 Absolue
A mockup with a panoramic glass roof, the Citroën C3 Absolue had a unique, more cheerful interior with lively colors. The auction house says it will go for 3,000 to 6,000 euros.
2005 Citroën C4 Coupe R-Pur Sbarro
Built by Sbarro, this one-off C4 is based on the three-door model and comes with an intricate roof comprised of three sections. The roof has side rails and it can slide into the trunk to effectively turn the car into a convertible. Estimated to grab 6,000 to 10,000 euros.
2007 Citroën C-Triomphe
Basically an elongated C4 turned into a sedan, the Citroën C-Triomphe has been in production in China since 2006. Like many others from the collection, it's a pre-production car. Mileage: 4,052 kilometers (2,517 miles). Price: 8,000 to 12,000 euros.
2007 Citroën C2 Super 1600 Ogier 2008
Why? Because race car. Ok, truth of the matter is this is actually a showcar of the Citroën C2 Super 1600 used by none other than Sébastien Ogier during the 2008 J-WRC season. It's an accurate replica of the real deal, though it doesn't have an engine. Might grab 8,000 to 14,000 euros.
2007 Citroën Jumpy Atlante Des Neiges
It's a prototype powered by a turbodiesel 1.6-liter engine and driven for 558 kilometers (347 miles). The auction house says it can be driven in a private area and the future owner should get in touch with the authorities about registration. The car is estimated to grab 15,000 to 20,000 euros at auction.
2008 Citroën C3 Picasso HDI Salon De Paris 2008
The name really says it all, it's a diesel-powered version created specifically for the 2008 Paris Motor Show with a two-tone orange and white theme. You can actually register it and it's basically a brand new car (9 kilometers / 5.5 miles). Price? That would be 8,000 to 11,000 euros.
2009 Citroën DS 3 HDI 110
No need for any introductions, this is the posh DS 3 supermini in pre-production form with 3,565 kilometers (2,215 miles) on the odometer. Estimated auction price is 9,000 to 15,000 euros.
2009 Citroën DS 3 HDI 90
We're all familiar with the DS 3 and this one is a pre-production car that has covered 44 kilometers (27 miles). Price? Anywhere between 6,000 and 12,000 euros.
2010 Citroën Tubik concept
One of the most expensive in the lot, the one-off Citroën Tubik was conceived to take the shape of a "high-tech executive shuttle" engineered to "put the fun back in traveling." Targeting 20,000 to 30,000 euros at the auction.
2011 DS 3 OM THP 150
The first standalone DS model, the posh DS 3 seen here is a special version created to celebrate the French soccer team Olympique de Marseille. It's a pre-production model with 19 kilometers (12 miles) on the clock and expected to fetch anywhere between 10,000 to 15,000 euros.
2013 Citroën C Cactus concept
The Cactus before the C4 Cactus. It's the concept car presented in 2013, without B-pillars and lacking door handles. It also doesn't have conventional side mirrors, while the rear pillar is quite interesting. Should go for 8,000 to 12,000 euros.
2014 Citroën C-Elysse WTCC
This may look like a real car, but it's not. This is in fact a fullsize mockup built to celebrate the success of the race car. Should go for 18,000 to 25,000 euros.
2014 Citroën C4 Cactus 1.6 HDI BMP6
A pre-production car with 55 kilometers (34 miles) on the clock and the fashionable airbumps included. The auction house says it will grab 5,000 to 7,000 euros at auction.