A plethora of Citroëns, many very rare, are to be sold at Retromobile in Paris this coming February.   48 at the Artcurial Motorcars auction alone and most from the private collection of Citroën collector André Trigano will go on the block February 6.

Trigano is a brother of one of the founders of Club Mediterranean and a government official in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southwestern France.  He is a also a racing driver.  His family fled Paris during World War II and settled in Ariège … At 14, he enlisted with the Partisans and fell head over heels in love with the Traction Avant.

In 1951, he participated in his first Tour de France Auto driving a Hotchkiss, but dropped in Lourdes. The following year, he drove from the Monte Carlo Rally in his Austin A90.  After that his Traction Avant period began where he engaged in several events with his Citroën… Until the terrible accident of his friend Pierre Levegh during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955.  He then stopped racing and started collecting Citroëns in earnest.

His collection of Citroëns covers a large portion of the Citroën range marketed between 1919 and 1990.  And now, at 90 years of age, he feels it’s time to sell his extraordinary collection.

Andre Trigano and collection

What so many Citroëns on offer will do to pricing remains to be seen, but for those looking to acquire one (or a few) now could be the time to make a move.  Here is a list of what is for sale along with auction estimates (Updated as of Feb 5 with auction results)::

 

1961 2 CV Sahara

1961 2CV SAHARA

€ 60,000 – 90,000 Estimate.  –  Sky is the limit for this one!

Sold for €172,840.

 

1930 AC4 limousine

1930 AC4 LIMOUSINE

No reserve
; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €11,920.

 

1934 Rosalie 8A berline

1934 ROSALIE 8A Berline commerciale

€ 10,000 – 14,000 Estimate

Sold for €10,728.

 

2007 C6 V6 2.7 hdi Sedan
2007 C6 V6 2.7 HDI

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €15,496.

 

1936 Traction 7C berline

1936 TRACTION 7C Berline

€ 12,000 – 16,000 Estimate

Sold for €14,304.

 

1930 C6 limousine

1930 C6 LIMOUSINE

No reserve; € 15,000 – 25,000 Estimate

Sold for €10,132.

 

1931 C4 F berline

1931 C4 F Berline

No reserve; € 10,000 – 15,000 Estimate

Sold for €11,920.

 

1953 Traction 11 BL berline

1953 TRACTION 11 BL Berline

No reserve; € 15,000 – 20,000 Estimate

Sold for €20,264.

 

1931 C4 G coach

1931 C4 G COACH

€ 20,000 – 30,000 Estimate

Sold for €27,417.

 

1926 B12 torpedo commercial
1926 B12 TORPÉDO Commercial

No reserve; € 12,000 – 16,000 Estimate

Sold for €13,112.

 

1925 B12 limousine "woody"

1925 B12 LIMOUSINE “woody”

No reserve
; € 15,000 – 25,000 Estimate

Sold for €27,416.

 

1964 2 CV AK 350 fourgonnette

1964 2 CV AK 350 Fourgonnette
No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €12,516.

 

1928 B14 G limousine

1928 B14 G LIMOUSINE

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €7,748.

 

1990 2 CV 6 Charleston

1990 2 CV 6 CHARLESTON

No reserve; € 20,000 – 40,000 Estimate

Sold for €38,144.

 

1974 DS 23 IE Pallas

1974 DS 23 IE PALLAS

€ 50,000 – 80,000 Estimate

Sold for €63,176.

 

1988 CX GTi Turbo 2

1988 CX GTI TURBO 2

No reserve; € 6,000 – 10,000 Estimate

Sold for €13,708.

 

1939 Traction 11 B cabriolet

1939 TRACTION 11 B CABRIOLET

No reserve; € 140,000 – 200,000 Estimate

Sold for €166,880.

 

1954 Traction 15-Six H berline

1954 TRACTION 15-Six H Berline

No reserve; € 30,000 – 40,000 Estimate

Sold for €38,144.

 

1969 Citroën DS 21 M Prestige

1969 DS 21 M PRESTIGE

No reserve; € 30,000 – 50,000 Estimate

Sold for €34,568.

 

1933 C4 G MFP torpedo commercial

1933 C4 G MFP torpédo commercial

No reserve; € 15,000 – 25,000 Estimate

Sold for €17,880.

 

1969 Ami 8 Berline et un Solex

1969 AMI 8 BERLINE and a VELO-SOLEX

No reserve; € 6,000 – 10,000 Estimate

Sold for €7,152.

 

1926 5 HP Type C3 torpedo "Trefle"

1926 5 HP Type C3 Torpédo “Trèfle”

No reserve; € 15,000 – 20,000 Estimate

Sold for €20,264.

 

1973 Ami Super

1973 AMI SUPER

€ 5,000 – 10,000 Estimate

Sold for €11,920.

 

1959 2 CV AZ

1959 2 CV AZ

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €17,880.

 

1971 M35 prototype - number 417

1971 M35 PROTOTYPE n°417

€ 15,000 – 20,000 Estimate

Sold for €21,218.

 

1984 Visa 1000 Pistes

1984 VISA 1000 PISTES

€ 30,000 – 50,000 Estimate

Sold for €38,144.

 

1976 CX 2200 Prestige

1976 CX 2200 PRESTIGE

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €8,940.

 

1986 BX 4TC No reserve

1986 BX 4TC

No reserve; € 40,000 – 60,000 Estimate

Sold for €61,984.

 

1973 SM injection

1973 SM INJECTION

No reserve; € 10,000 – 15,000 Estimate

Sold for €22,648.

 

1969 DS 21 M Pallas

1969 DS 21 M PALLAS

No reserve; € 15,000 – 20,000 Estimate

Sold for €19,072.

 

1968 ID 21 F Break

1968 ID 21 F BREAK

No reserve
; € 40,000 – 60,000 Estimate

Sold for €71,520.

 

1954 Traction 15-Six D limousine familiale

1954 TRACTION 15-SIX D LIMOUSINE FAMILIALE

€ 20,000 – 30,000 Estimate

Sold for €24,436.

 

1920 10 HP Type A torpedo

1920 10 HP TYPE A Torpédo

No reserve; € 12,000 – 18,000 Estimate

Sold for €10,132.

 

1929 P19 chenillette Kegresse plateau

1929 P19 CHENILLETTE KÉGRESSE PLATEAU

€ 40,000 – 60,000 Estimate

Sold for €35,760.

 

1922 5 HP Type C torpedo

1922 5 HP TYPE C Torpédo

No reserve; € 14,000 – 18,000 Estimate

Sold for €14,304.

 

1932 C4 G torpedo

1932 C4 G Torpédo

No reserve; € 20,000 – 30,000 Estimate

Sold for €41,720.

 

1936 Rosalie 11 UA limousine with separation

1936 ROSALIE 11 UA limousine with rear interior separation

€ 12,000 – 16,000 Estimate

Sold for €12,516.

 

1935 Traction 7C coupe

1935 TRACTION 7C  Coupé

€ 100,000 – 150,000 Estimate

Sold for €91k +16% Buyers premium fee.

Sold for €107,280.

 

1953 Traction 11 B berline

1953 TRACTION 11 B Berline

No reserve; € 15,000 – 20,000 Estimate

Sold for €14,304.

 

1939 Traction cabriolet 11 BL

1939 TRACTION CABRIOLET 11BL

€ 80,000 – 100,000 Estimate

Sold for €83,440.

 

1952 Traction 11 BL berline

1952 TRACTION 11BL Berline

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €13,112.

 

1929 AC4 limousine

1929 AC4 LIMOUSINE

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €9,536.

 

1980 Mehari 4x4

1980 MÉHARI 4X4

No reserve; € 20,000 – 30,000 Estimate

Sold for €50,064.

 

1949 Traction 15-Six berline

1949 TRACTION 15-Six Berline

No reserve; € 25,000 – 35,000 Estimate

Sold for €38,144.

 

1934 Rosalie 8A berline commerciale

1934 ROSALIE 8A Berline

No reserve; € 10,000 – 15,000 Estimate

Sold for €11,920.

 

1968 ID 19

1968 ID 19

No reserve; € 10,000 – 15,000 Estimate

UNSOLD.

 

1987 2 CV AZKA

1987 2 CV AZKA

No reserve; € 8,000 – 12,000 Estimate

Sold for €15,496.

 

1964 Ami 6 Berline

1964 AMI 6 BERLINE

€ 6,000 – 10,000 Estimate

Sold for €14,900.

 

See the complete list and photos at: https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=L933DXVB00

 

Andre Trigano and his Tractions