Five Citroëns to be auctioned during Pebble Beach

There will be 5 Citroëns for sale in three auctions in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach in August. Here they are starting with 2 from RM/Sotheby’s:


1987 BX 4TC (To be offered on Friday, August 18)

Est: $100,000 – $150,000 USD — Offered without reserve
Chassis #: VF7XBXL0000XL0069
Engine #: 000069

From The World Rally Classics Collection this BX 4TC is one of just 62 to have been sold and one of only 30 believed to still exist. Production of the “Serie 200” BX 4TC was divided between two distinct series, with first-series cars identifiable by their “XL00” chassis number prefix and the second by sequences commencing “XL30.” Originally destined for the home market, it remained with its first owner until its sale in 2000 to a Parisian collector. Its sojourn in the French capital appears to have been brief, as it was sold in November 2000 to a third owner located near Toulon, in whose custody it remained for the next 18 years. In November 2018 it was purchased by a US-based collector who subjected the car to a major service. This included the replacement of both its clutch and timing belt; its recorded odometer reading at this stage was 52,532 kilometers. It is believed that this original example–chassis number XL0069–is the penultimate first-series car constructed, and the latest such car to known to survive. With five recorded owners from new, it has an odometer reading of only 53,192 km (~33,052 mi.). Recent service included; replacement of the clutch and timing belt.

1965 DS19 Cabriolet by Chapron
Est: $300,000 – $350,000 USD

One of approximately 120 DS 19 Cabriolets built for 1965, it was subjected to a three-year rotisserie restoration by marque authority Vincent Crescia in Geneva, Switzerland. Desirably equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox and a Bleu Antarctique body colour over blue leather interior with a black fabric convertible top, it is accompanied by a Henri Chapron Certificate of Authenticity as well as copies of period press, sales, and ownership literature.

Gooding & Company

1956 DS19 Berline

Est: $120,000 – $150,000 — Offered without reserve
Chassis #: 004086
Engine #: 20800210

This DS19 is one of the earliest known US-specification examples. Stored in California from 1960 to 2010 this extremely original “garage find” DS was methodically recommissioned. Obviously a very significant Citroën for the DS Purist, its is equipped with; an 1,911 CC OHV inline 4-cylinder engine with a single Weber twin-choke carburetor that produces 74 BHP at 4,500 RPM.

1972 SM

Est: $100,000 – $120,000 — Offered without reserve
Chassis #: 00SB9352
Engine #: 200.348

This 5-speed SM is owned by Greg Long and is an incredibly well-preserved US-specification example showing just 17,830 what is believed to be original miles. It is in amazing original condition both with respect to original paint and interior.


1972 ID20 Break
Chassis #: 3988829

A nicely refurbished example with a 4-speed manual gearbox that is reported to have been sold new in France and imported to the Netherlands in 1994. Passing through three Dutch owners in 13 years, in late 2016/early 2017 the car is reported to have gone through a refurbishment that included a repaint in the original colour scheme of Gris Typhoon (AC147) topped and accented with Gris Rose (AC136). In addition to the cosmetics, the mechanics of the car were also said to have been checked and serviced. Inside, the blue cloth seats are reported to have been reupholstered in 2006 while the dash was paint matched to the Gris Typhoon body. Citroen purists will note that while it has 1972 type door handles the dashboard is from the 1969 model year. And the non-authentic registration plate is a giveaway that the restoration was done to provide what the owner at that time felt were preferred features. The current seller acquired it from the Netherlands in September of 2017 and a total of 1,130 kilometers have been driven in the past six years.

And if theses don’t make you want to open your wallet, we have a lead on a lovely 1964 DS Cabriolet in California that won’t be at Pebble Beach this year, but will be coming available shortly. It was featured in this article in Sports Car Digest in 2018. For more information contact;

Update — August 14, 2023: A sixth Citroën, a 1963 2CV 4×4 “Sahara”, will be for sale through Hagerty’s Broad Arrow Auctions.

Update — August 20, 2023:

1987 BX 4TC sold for $89,600 USD.

1965 DS 19 Cabriolet sold for $291,000 USD

1956 DS19 Berline sold for $100,800 USD

1972 SM sold for $57,120 USD

1972 ID20 Break sold for $42,000 USD.

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