Hagerty has provided information about the Espace in an excellent article titled “Why Citroen’s radical T-Top Espace never took flight”.
It is a design that the brand acknowledges is based on the original oval from 1919 but in a modern “further developed” form that will open a new chapter in its history.
They were in the process of, and were always continuously in the process of tinkering to use American components,
Built at the Rennes La Janais plant in Brittany and the Vigo plant in Spain, it sold more than 2,337,016 million units before production finally ceased in June 1994.
This year a 1974 Citroën SM meticulously prepped by owner Tony Burgess made quite an impression with the admiring crowd and the Concours judges who voted to give it the Technical Innovation Award.
The young man excitedly said that he had only seen a few Citroëns in real life.
The nose of the D dropped down under the sudden weight transfer, scooped up the motorcyclist and deposited him into the car’s back seat via the windshield.
Although we question their conclusion that the Dyane is “twice the car a 2CV is”, both articles are good reads.
GM was issued these warrants by Peugeot SA in 2017 as part of the sale of its Opel-Vauxhall business.
The judges were generally aware of the SM but had never or rarely ever seen a French specification highly original car.
Since 1938, the Citroën test center has been a Mecca for the automobile.
“I never thought it could be cheaper to drive the C3 Picasso than the BMW i3 on fuel costs.”
As we pause to fondly reflect on her reign, here are two photos of her taken during her visit to Paris in 1972.
If the French government is willing to give me 3500 € for it…. you gotta be practical and take the money.
Considering the relatively clean emissions emitted from new ICE vehicles these days, one has to wonder why there is a huge push to extract rare earth metals to power new EVs.
Citroën had argued successfully in a French court that car buyers could be confused by the similarity.
At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours, two Citroën Traction Avants, adapated to run with Gasification, were on display.
“Citroën Cars 1934 to 1986 A Pictorial History” by Julian Parish, provides a good overview of the company’s innovative models commencing with the Traction Avant.