For Sale – 1988 Citroën CX-Based Tissier Car Transporter

This 1988 Citroën CX was converted by French coachbuilder Tissier for use as a car hauler in Europe and was acquired by the Lane Motor Museum in 2008 from the Netherlands.

Tissier’s modifications involved significant changes to the car from the B-pillar rearward – lengthening the frame, adding a second rear axle, and installing a load bed. This Tissier is powered by a replacement 2.5-liter diesel inline-four paired with a replacement five-speed manual transaxle, both of which were installed by Dave Burnham Citroën Restoration and Repair in 2012. Additional equipment includes six-wheel disc brakes, a Warn M6000 winch, stowable vehicle ramps, and storage lockers. A lower-mile donor CX was secured by the Museum and delivered to Burnham’s shop, from which most of the mechanical and trim pieces were sourced for the work in 2012. This Citroën Tissier car hauler is offered with partial service records and a clean Tennessee title in Nashville, TN.

Silver 14″ steel wheels are mounted with 185-width Uniroyal MAX 380 tires, while a full-sized spare is housed in the engine compartment. Service performed at Burnham’s shop in 2012 involved overhauling the steering rack and refreshing the hydropneumatic suspension with replacement hydraulic spheres. Stopping power is provided by six-wheel disc brakes.

The cab features bucket seats trimmed in black leather accompanied by a color-coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Various interior trim components have been replaced, also by Burnham, and additional appointments include what was described as automatic climate control, power windows, and a map light. The Alpine cassette stereo is inoperative, the right-side door trim is secured with tape, and creasing is visible on the seats. The cab appears to have been previously finished in red and was repainted silver under previous ownership. The fog lamps are inoperative, and various dings and imperfections in the paint are seen in photos. Additional work performed at Burnham’s shop included overhauling the electrical system as well as relocating and replacing the fuel tank and rear axle bearings.

The single-spoke steering wheel frames a Jaeger 240-km/h speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The six-digit mechanical odometer shows 553k kilometers (~344k miles), approximately 10k of which were added under current ownership. The horn is inoperative, and the digital readouts housed above the center stack show wear. Otherwise, the gauges appear to operate as expected.

At the conclusion of Burnham’s work the car was driven back from Delanson, NY to Nashville, a distance of about 1000 miles, without problem. Since its return, it has been driven very little. The bed is a little short for larger cars, but it does hold a 2CV easily, as seen in the photos.

Chassis VF7MANT0002NT1941

Chassis mileage 553,000km (approx. 344K miles)

Engine mileage est. under 85,000 miles.

5-speed manual transmission.

Some sizes and dimensions:
The bed is 69” between the rails, and 11’8” from the Warn winch to the end of the beaver-tail; it sits 25” off the ground in the lowered position. There are several rings welded below the deck for tie-downs.
Overall length is 7.00 meters, height is 1.855m.
PV (Poids à vide, or empty weight) is 1T850
PTAC (Poids Total Autorise en Charge, or Gross vehicle weight rating) is 3T500
PTRA (Poids Total Roulant Autorise, or Gross combined weight rating) is 5T

Asking price: $45,000 US. If interested, please contact Jeff Lane at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Access further archives on our Archive Documents page.



A community of Citroën enthusiasts with a passion for Citroën automobiles.

Citroënvie © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved.