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History of the Quai de Javel Citroën Factory in Paris

History of the Quai de Javel Citroën Factory in Paris

The Citroën factory at Quai (Park) de Javel in Paris, was Citroën’s first and arguably most famous manufacturing plant.Located just 3 kilometers from the Eiffel Tower, in the 15th Arrondissement, it began producing Citroën cars in 1919, and turned out some of the company’s most iconic models ...
The Differences in the SMs Citroën Brought Into the North America Market

The Differences in the SMs Citroën Brought Into the North America Market

Chris Dubuque in Seattle has just finished another research project, this time about the year to year differences in US and Canadian models of the Citroën SM.Chris says it has been a labour of love to source and sort through all the information.Kudo’s to him for having patience and taking the ti ...
We Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 2CV Charleston

We Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 2CV Charleston

Forty years ago, in 1980, Citroën launched a special series of 8,000 units dubbed “Charleston”, at a price of 24,800 francs.As noted in the press release issued at the time, “to satisfy the 2CV ‘purists’, the headlights are round, with a red housing.”In October 1980, Citroën presented ...
Two New Traction Avant Books

Two New Traction Avant Books

Pascal Berthelot has been documenting the Traction Avant since the early 1990s.His first international census, undertaken in 1994, was an accounting of survivors.He first recorded the cars he encountered at the 70th anniversary of the Traction Avant, an event held in Dunkirk, and then he participat ...
The Goddess is 65 Today!

The Goddess is 65 Today!

Exactly 65 years ago, the DS 19 was presented to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show and wrote automotive history right from the beginning.On the occasion of this anniversary, DS Automobiles published the following piece of DS history that provides insights into the special relati ...
Not Feeling the Love From Groupe PSA

Not Feeling the Love From Groupe PSA

Remember how a couple years ago we were promised by Citroën that they would begin to offer a parts program for those undertaking restoration of their classic models?Then, when that didn’t pan out, PSA announced the takeover of Néo Rétro, a company specializing in the distribution of spare part ...
Swiss SM Auction Swindle

Swiss SM Auction Swindle

The Swiss are notorious for their accuracy and precision, not just with their watches but in their daily lives.Whether it's trains, finance or their society overall, they are model students in these disciplines.So it comes as shock to us that at this year's annual auction by the Swiss firm Oldtimer ...
Preserving Classic Citroëns in Japan

Preserving Classic Citroëns in Japan

Thanks to the efforts of small companies like JAVEL Citroën Specialists in Tokyo, classic Citroëns not only remain on the road in Japan, but they are built to a new standard.JAVEL is delivering fully restored classic Citroëns with low emission systems consisting of a lambda sensor, catalytic con ...
Caselani Pays Homage to the Citroën Type HG

Caselani Pays Homage to the Citroën Type HG

Fabrizio Caselani unveiled a contemporary reinvention of the H-Van on its 70th anniversary by adding a new "skin" to the Citroën Jumpy (also the Ram ProMaster van,Peugeot Boxer van and Fiat Ducato van).  We featured it in an articleback in April of 2017.Now Caselani is introducing a smaller versi ...
Two Tractions Tour Philadelphia’s Main Line and Valley Forge National Park

Two Tractions Tour Philadelphia’s Main Line and Valley Forge National Park

Two Traction Avant 15-6 belonging to Mark Gluck and Alain Daumas joined in a fall classic car tour of Philadelphia's Main Line and Valley Forge National Park on Saturday October 3, 2020.Mark and Alain produced a 4-minute video of their drive with a french soundtrack and a spiffy animation showing t ...
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