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The following URLs are listed specific to a Citroën model (listed in bold and in order of age of manufacture) – with a description of the link:

PRE-TRACTION

  1. https://kegresse.dk/index.php – The Creeper Track Society (based in Denmark) works continuously to collect information about Citroën Kégresse cars, and make it available to the world. Take a look at some of the historical photographs they list and download the Kégresse Register or many of the original Citroën Kégresse documents that they have compiled.
  2. http://www.citroen-rosalie.com/rosaliedeserie.htm – Rosalie was a range of three models/sizes of automobile that comprised the core of Citroën’s model range between 1932 and 1938. The three models were originally designated respectively the 8CV, the 10CV and the 15CV.  At the 1934 Paris Auto Salon, the two smaller models became the 7UA and the 11UA, now with the overhead-valve engines from the Traction.  The website also provides great insight into the Rosalie series of commercial trucks offered by Citroën in that era:  http://www.citroen-rosalie.com/utilitaires.htm.  

TRACTION AVANT

  1. https://www.ctaservice.nl/Content/UserContent/UserDocuments/Topics/Tips_Traction_Avant.pdf – Chock full of Traction service tips from guys who really know their stuff.  (In Dutch but use Google translate.) The thirty-five or so tech tips are spot-on!
  2. https://grumlt.citrina.lt/autos/TractionAvant/TA.html – A lovely gallery of Traction Avant images from an archive page of a Lithuanian enthusiast’s site.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkJmkBifuYs – Link to a video shot in France of the very sweet sound of a Traction Avant engine being fired up for the first from a serious engine rebuild due to a throwing rod. And there is an extended running video of the engine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpRVG2W1XL4
  4. https://www.authentic-roads.com/ – Do you love the classic Traction Avant? Want to drive on some of the world’s most scenic roads? Then check out this French Company (and French only website) that can put you behind the wheel of one of their 8 Tractions!
  5. https://btwsk.nl/citroen2/index.php/driving/96-driving-15-six – A good article on the Traction 15-6 driving experience.
  6. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xio1ja_traction-avant-gazo_auto – A video by by Max Gastell-Defougeres showing a rare old Traction Avant Gazo starting and running.  The Gazo burns charcoal, and these Tractions were pretty much the only way to get around France during WWII when gas was virtually nonexistent.  It gets a little cheesy when the car starts and they show a rocket lifting off, but the rest is fascinating!

2CV / DYANE / TRUCKETTE

  1. https://www.cats-citroen.com/home.html – Extensive 2CV service tips, troubleshooting procedures and serial number reference.
  2. https://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-cars/michelin/2cv/technical.html – 2CV changes & technical specifications over the years of production.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd8klplbIAw – Here is the “Tin Snail”, the definitive 2CV documentary that aired in the 80s. Now on YouTube in six parts, the first of which is here.  This is a must see for anyone interested in the 2CV. It is a bit dry, but quite unique in its completeness.
  4. https://www.cadichonne.net/aff_photo.php?id=447 – The1939 TPV prototype is considered to be the first 2CV.  Here’s proof that there were earlier test cars built by Citroën that had many of the characteristics of the TPV.  This car exists today a museum in Rochetaillée, France.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trGz2hD-2VA&feature=share – This 1996 BBC film by David Leighton delivers an interesting history and profile of the 2CV as well as managing to capture the spirit of 2CV ownership. OK, so there area few technical inaccuracies (such as the fact that more than one TPV survived WWII, the Ami shown is a Super not a 6 Berline and Méhari bodies were ABS plastic not fiberglass, but now we’re being picky…   Like the 2CV itself you’ll smile for the entire 15 minute running length and you’ll quickly get the feeling that watching this clip is the next best thing to driving in one.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg_uS6dBsjc – Video clip that shows the fascinating process of unbolting a 2CV body from the frame.
  7. https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/contents.asp? – ECAS 2CV parts dealer in England with some very useful technical tips.
  8. https://issuu.com/cccp-clubecitroen/docs/citroen_2cv_nuancier_color_chart_ik – Paint colour chart for 2CV.
  9. http://www.entmontage.de/aschebo_e.htm – Detailed instructions in virtually every aspect of 2CV servicing and restoration, including how to replace the kingpins.  (Look under Assembly: Replacing axle bolts). 
  10. https://peterwibmer.oecc.at/sahara/gallery/gallerie5.htm – Fantastic site by Peter Wibmer that attempts to document every 4×4 Sahara 2Cv very made.  He also gives a detailed history of the 2CV Sahara, technical details, knock offs, etc…   Just go here: https://peterwibmer.oecc.at/sahara/sahaeng1.htm#T  and scroll down to see it all.
  11. https://www.pruebautos.com.ar/images/index_2cvx60.htm – 60 Years of the 2CV (in Spanish but loaded with cool stuff) courtesy of Citroën fanatics in the Argentina Citroën Club.  There are films of the 2CV assembly lines and the 1994 discovery of the 3 TPVs that were hidden (from the Germans during WWII) in the roof of a barn.
  12. https://snail.s4.bizhat.com/snail-ftopic1088-0-asc-45.html – An interesting display of 2CV derivatives.  Scroll the page and you’ll see an interesting custom built 2CV pick-up with back fenders that seem to be detached.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU70ekyF25E&feature=player_embedded – Citroën was very cautious letting anyone film in their 2CV manufacturing plants but during 1990, the last year of production, Citroën let the whole process be documented at their plant in Portugal.
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3C_Gs-9zXA&feature=youtu.be&mc_cid=d3c63d38b9&mc_eid=1824aa0744 – A fascinating film showing the production of 2CV Saharas in Spain in 1961. (In Spanish language.)
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LrE9OEqerc – Ok, it is possible to rollover a 2CV.   But as you can see, you have to be pretty stupid.
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ZCbgNnoZ8&feature=related – 2 Dyanes in head-on crash test.
  17. https://www.2cvpourtoujours.com/ – Lionel Hondier lives in Vancouver, BC where he works in a restoration shop specializing in British vehicles.  However, being French, he loves Citroens and brings one a year in from France and restores it from the frame up.  The line forms to the right for his next one.  Click on The French Collection link for detail restoration photos.  Truly a labour of love!
  18. https://www.ev-store.com/fr/134/198/kit-de-conversion/vehicule-leger-kit-voie-privee.evstore – Care to turn your 2CV (or Dyane) into an electric vehicle?   This French site offers an electric conversion kit to replace your gas two-banger with a linear electric motor for 4.920 euros, excluding the battery pack. 
  19. https://www.advdhorst.nl/en/ – A really good Dutch site (in Dutch) showing the restoration steps for 2CVs and Méharis. They also have them for sale. And you can get rates on renting a 2CV by clicking on “Verhuur” on the top banner on the home page.
  20. https://www.2cvtv.com/ – This basic, but extensive European site lists 2CV events, 2CV news items, 2CVs for sale and 2CV specialists.
  21. https://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/karambolage-emission-du-21-octobre-2012–7007446.html – Here’s a link to a cute French animation short on the history of the 2CV. Even though there are a few illustration errors, (like the spec brief for the purpose of the 2CV came from Pierre Michelin when it was actually Pierre Boulanger, showing an early 2CV hood opening on the top only and not with the sides attached, and a reference to a yellow and black late model 2CV as a Dolly and not a Charleston), for the most part it is accurate and it certainly is entertaining.
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41NzZhyFhi4 – Take 6 mins and watch these crazy Belgians and their 2CV’s. Some are modified by “Quatar” and fitted with a 4X4 wheel drive transmission from Voisin
  23. http://www.citrobe.org/2cvgb00.htm – 2CV, Dyane and Mehari brochures.
  24. http://www.2cvtools.com – This UK based website features a list of specialized Citroën tools for many models, with photos and descriptions for most of them.  2CV tools can be found here: https://www.2cvtools.com/id20.htm
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAocmae9vyE&feature=youtube_gdata_player – Want a bit more “umph” to the performance of your 2CV?   Here’s footage of a BMW powered Citroen 2CV ‘Test Mule’ at Mallory Park Race Circuit on Practical Performance Car Magazine’s Track Day 2013.  (It’s driven by multiple 2CV champion Pete Sparrow). It is a completely standard 2CV with standard gearbox, brakes, suspension, chassis and clutch.  However it has a BMW 1100s bike engine underneath the original 2CV bodywork.  The result: 95 bhp,  0-62 mph in under 9 seconds and a top speed of 100mph+!  More Info: https://www.sparrowautomotive.co.uk

H-VAN

  1. https://www.hvan.co.uk/ – The H Van Register website.  A listing of H Vans around the world.
  2. http://www.2cvtools.com – This UK based website features a list of specialized Citroën tools for many models, with photos and descriptions for most of them.  H Van tools can be found here: https://www.2cvtools.com/id35.htm.

DS & ID

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20170311092934/citroen-ds-id.com/ – A site that educates on how D series hydraulics work.  Understand how all the bits function and the operation of the entire hydraulic system.  Full site with paint codes, manuals, etc.
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20171124155347/http://www.dsidclubdefrance.net:80/pages/evolution_DS.htm – Want to be an expert on yearly changes in D model production? This site is French, with the graphic illustrations the evolution of the DS in exceptional detail.  A must reference for D model lovers!
  3. https://www.koolhaas.demon.nl/robri-e.htm – Site showing the model differences from year to year in the D range.
  4. http://www.dsidclubdefrance.net/pages/evolution_DS.htm – The evolution of the DS and ID – with detailed changes listed year by year.
  5. https://www.nuancierds.fr/entreeuk.htm – This website is dedicated to the body colours and interior fabrics used on Citroën DS and ID models.   An excellent reference resource!
  6. https://www.citrowagon.fr/400_documents_france.html – Click on the ‘Documents Publicites’ icon and you will find an extensive selection of Citroën DS brochures from France, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia and Spain.
  7. https://www.kewego.fr/video/iLyROoafJeYW.html – View this well produced video (in French) by Turbo magazine (in Belgium) on the history and technology of the Citroën DS.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWH6w6ercLY&feature=related – This 1958 Citroën DS19 was used as a prototype for demonstrating and testing inclining self-adjusting suspension by the Swedish inventor Julius Lindblom. The car has been preserved over all these years.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g0_4xx8xnw&feature=related – A 50 minute film (in French) that provides an extensive history of the DS and it’s innovation.  There is also early Citroën history with the Croisière Kégresse off road cars of the 1920’s and the Traction Avant.  Amazing footage throughout! 
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqPi3NXAsRY – A 30 second Dutch movietone showing the introduction of the futuresque Citroen DS at the Paris motor show in 1955. This has 3 very nice interior shots.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2WGvMi1sVI – Quentin Wilson of BBC’s The Car’s The Star presents an excellent, if short, documentary of the Citroën DS. We love the footage of the Paris Auto Show introduction showing the stage before the DS arrived. Part 2 can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0u9c_V_JkM
  12. https://www.citroen-dsm.co.uk/4_door_Decap.htm – Peacock Engineering (Citroën DS and SM specialists) in the UK have this photo gallery of a 4 door convertible conversion of a 1974 RHD DS 23 semi automatic sedan. Most interesting is the requirement that it looked like a standard DS sedan with the roof on.
  13. https://www.citroen-restoration.co.uk/ds/index.php – Andrew Todd’s UK website covering the restoration of a DS23.  Click on the left topics and you will see detailed photos of its progress.
  14. https://www.citrowagon.fr/001_accueuil.html – His name is Steevie Lavoie and he lives in La Prairie, Québec, (on the south shore near Montreal).  Steevie has a passion for DS station wagons.  The “Safari” as it’s called, is extensively covered on this website.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SQcYd0O0UI – We are pleased to post a link to the superb documentary “Louis Renault et André Citroën, la course du siecle”. It profiles both men, how they became leading French industialists, how they became arch rivals, and the tragic demise of both. It contains fascinating footage of both and of their factories at the start. This a must watch. View the full version in French at the above link. We did the first 30 minutes with an English narration soundtrack at: https://vimeopro.com/francetvdistribution/renault-vs-citroen

AMI (See also 2CV)

  1. https://www.citroenami.nl/index2.htm – For those that love the AMI, here’s a site (in Dutch) that has technical stats and visual history by year.
  2. http://www.ami6.de/doku.php?id=en:farbtabelle – A German site called The Virtual Ami 6 Garage.  This link takes you to all the paints and colour codes for the Ami6.

MEHARI

  1. https://www.studio100tv.be/videoclip/mega-mindy/toby-toby – Cute music video that should inspire you to get out in a Mehari.  It’s from a Flemish TV series Mega Mindy that airs in Belgium and revolves around a girl who lives with her grandparents and works as a police officer but she has a secret identity as superhero.

GS

  1. https://www.rotativementvotre.org/lerotatifclub.php – Le Rotatif Club – A Wankel rotary engine enthusiasts website featuring the Citroën GS Birotor.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmS978s0Jc0&feature=related – Citroën promotional video made in 1969 that shows Robert Opron and his approach to styling the GS.
  3. https://www.gs-gsa.org/?p=histoires – It’s in French but if you are into GS’s, then this site has a complete history of the GS, arguably the most technologically advanced and innovative mass production car that Citroen ever built.
  4. https://www.citroen-gs.nl/index.html – Extensive website for information about the Citroën GS and GSA authored by Mattijs Kemmink of the The Netherlands.
  5. https://citroenami.freeservers.com/Modelos/Gs-gsa/in_gs.html – An abbreviated page on the history of the Citroën GS and GSA can be found here. It features a clear and concise outline of the GS models that were offered and it makes reference to competitive models from other manufacturers that were offered at the time.
  6. https://www.gs-gsa-ig.de/ – Ron Straub sent us this link to a very good GS/GSA resource site in Germany. The text is in German; however, the Google translation option is available to provide a rough translation into English.
  7. https://citroen.cappyfabrics.com – Mark L. Bardenwerper has put online information on GS with all the GS manuals for download and access to Tony Jackson’s Fluid Summary.
  8. https://www.evalbum.com/868 – Australian Citroën owners are very ingenious.  Interesting site that discuss the conversion of original gas powered 1976 Citroën GS Club to electric power plant.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okvp5162fS4&feature=player_embedded#at=223 – Zero Degree Driving in a Citroën GS; – Here’s mandatory viewing for you ice racers out there. The film shows the DS sliding around turns in winter rallies and then focuses on driving instructions for winter racing in a GS. I think the language is Italian, but even if you don’t understand it’s still fascinating viewing and you can pretty much figure out what the instructions are.
  10. https://youtu.be/IH5iFRTUwac – Graham H Wilson, GS Section Registrar of the Citroën Car Club in the UK, shot a video of a GS Birotor that visited him at his home in Milton Keynes.  The sound of the rotary engine at 5,000 revs in 2nd [of 3 gears] is wonderful.  Graham says that as he knows there is only one other GS Birotor that is roadworthy in the UK.
  11. http://www.2cvtools.com – This UK based website features a list of specialized Citroën tools for many models, with photos and descriptions for most of them.  GS tools can be found here: https://www.2cvtools.com/id33.htm.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IeN46JYx-k&fbclid=IwAR2nuMJOrIdIcn2xaW5Bm1EwE7GMBJBbxueDpYH_j1ZlulK1TMTIB_NxAsU – Citroenvie member Simon McBride gives driving and ownership impressions of his 1978 GS C-Matic.

SM

  1. https://users.skynet.be/sky38711/allfiles/smfile/smonline.htm – smonline is an extensive site devoted to (what else) SM’s.  Here you will find specifications, history of all models, data on colours, production, sales figures and serial numbers.
  2. https://www.suurland.com/blueprint_x.php?image=https://www.suurland-media.com/blueprints/cars_urban/citroen_sm.jpg – How about a SM blueprint to hang on your wall?
  3. https://users.skynet.be/sky38711/allfiles/smfile/citro%EBn_sm_sales.htm – Did you know that more SMs were sold in Canada than in Great Britain?  Check-out the sales figures.
  4. https://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/citroen-sm/187642 – In this video Jay Leno takes us inside his extensive automobile collection in Los Angeles to discuss, along with Jerry Hathaway from SM World, his Citroën SM, the uniqueness of the car and the eccentricities of owning one.
  5. https://www.ina.fr/politique/presidents-de-la-republique/video/CAC95030024/chirac-a-l-arc-de-triomphe.fr.html – Historic video clip of French president Jacques Chirac making his first trip in the Presidential SM to the memorial event for the unknown soldier on the Champs Elysées.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQDwpgskQvQ – How NOT to tow an SM.  Well, at least they thoroughly parted the SM before they dragged it away. We wonder if the windshield was OK before he took a bar to it?  The video shows that these two really are idiots. We’re surprised they didn’t pull the tow hook off the back of the GS.  Bet they put in a new clutch afterwards!
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBs7GzSLLCc – Adjusting and balancing carbs. How to achieve tuned induction for SM Weber carburetors.
  8. https://www.stephpal.ca/ – This site documents the importation and restoration of 2 SMs in Montreal.  The author, Stephane Patchou has added incredible detail on what he has done on the car.
  9. https://citroensmregembeau.free.fr/ – Georges Regembueau will supercharge your SM upping the output to near 600 hp.
  10. www.bs-autotune.nl – BS-Autotune claims to improve engine performance of fuel injection SMs.   They can modify it bringing it up to modern standards where it performs better, gets better gas mileage, and doesn’t overheat anymore.   And for a video of their “autotuned” SM running go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch v=pXgamY5Lfkw&feature=player_embedded#!
  11. https://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/citroen-sm-update/215810 – Jay Leno recently installed euro headlights in his SM and posted this link discussing the headlights with Jerry Hathaway from SM World.
  12. https://www.sm2a-automobiles.com/realisations-en-cours/sm-plateau-tissier.html – This company restores the SM and make the SM2 — A high-tech refurbishment of the SM. And they have a “SM plateau TISSIER” – a flatbed hauler. The before shot is particularly telling!
  13. https://citroenSMAustralia.com/ – Want a right-hand-drive SM? Visit SM Australia’s site.
  14. https://www.classichemasters.com/models/maserati-quattroporte-2 – History of the SM based Maserati Quattroporte II. The experts on classic Maseratis at classichemasters.com have published this comprehensive article about the development of the car.

CX

  1. https://www.florian-graus.de/index.php/2009/01/01/2002er-cx-treffen-in-westhofen/ – The CX became a french utility hauler in the 1980’s, with various configurations built as ambulances, document carriers, film camera shooting vehicles, and flatbeds to transport other vehicles.  This site, known as Flo’s Homepage, has extensive photos of these conversions that they refer to as CX Loadrunners.
  2. http://www.2cvtools.com – This UK based website features a list of specialized Citroën tools for many models, with photos and descriptions for most of them.  CX tools can be found here: https://www.2cvtools.com/id31.htm.

XM

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqTlAgOTVE&feature=related – As exciting a car as the XM was, its final days saw Citroën burdened with quite a surplus.  This stylish video commemorates the final days of the XM.

OTHER

  1. https://sites.google.com/site/citroenpublicationslist/ – an extensive techncical publications wesbite with download ability for classic Citroën models; Traction Avant, 2CV, CX, D-Series, GS, H-Van and SM, thanks to Tony Jackson.
  2. https://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-cars/passenger-cars-index.html – Full Citroen model listings with production dates and numbers built.
  3. www.citroenpieces.com/SerialNos.html – Citroen Serial Number Guide.  Traction Avant, D-series, SM and 2CV.
  4. https://www.glasurit.com/uk/find-colour-code-glasurit-color-online# – BASF has created an extensive colour database for all cars.  In collaboration with CITROËN Heritage they have done so for classic Citroëns. (Enter Citroen in the “Manufacturer” field you’ll see a full list of models)
  5. https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/colour_swatch_citroen_1970 – A list with color samples of 1969 to 1974 Citroen paint charts and color codes.
  6. https://www.citroenet.org.uk/ – Extensive history of every Citroën model and the people behind them compiled by Julian Marsh.
  7. https://www.geocities.com/MadisonAvenue/4430/citroen.homepage.html – The site is called The Citroën Source and contains biographies of the men behind Citroën.
  8. www.citroen-ca.com/ – An excellent profile of Citroëns sold in the USA by Citroën Classics USA (formerly Citroën Concours of America).
  9. www.quaidejavel.com/ – A jam-packed site with info on Retromobile, and virtually anything Citroën, past and present. It’s all in French, but don’t let that dissuade you!
  10. https://www.citroen.ac/ – A very Citroën info-rich German site. Extensive photos, movies and much, much more.
  11. https://citcity.citroen1.info/ – The site is called “Cit City – The place to be for Citroën lovers”. In it you will find a vast range of Cit material, from 2CV water racing to Citroën comic archives
  12. https://breta.free.fr/citroen/citroen.htm – A galley of cool shots of various vintage Citroens. Click on the left to go to other French classics like the Panhard Dynamic in the ‘Autres Véhicules’ section.  Back-up one level on the site and you will see a listing of some very obscure French car names such as Amilcar, Berliet, Chenard, Licorne and Tracta.
  13. https://autopedia.com/html/HotLinksCitroen/CitroMisc.html – Excellent listing of Museums, models and dozens of interesting sites with tidbits on Citroën.
  14. http://www.fiaheritagemuseums.com/museums.php – If you are traveling and looking for automotive museums to visit, look no further than this website by the The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in Paris.
  15. https://cats-citroen.com/ – The late Jerome Cats’ site contains tidbits of information about Citroëns you most likely did not know
  16. https://www.svvs.org/citroen1.shtml – An excellent account of André Citroën and his automotive developments from the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society
  17. https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Citroen.html – For the serious Citroën film buff, the IMCDB (Internet Movie Cars Database) lists almost 300 films that have Citroëns.
  18. https://homepages.tesco.net/~Christian.Newman/Movie.htm – This site lists fourteen significant films that feature Citroëns.
  19. www.quaidejavel.com/ – A jam-packed site with info on Retromobile, and virtually anything Citroën, past and present. It’s all in French, but don’t let that dissuade you!
  20. https://www.citroen.ac/ – A very Citroën info-rich German site. Extensive photos, movies and much, much more.
  21. https://bunnik.club.fr/citgam01.htm – Though they only show the covers, this site contains archives of many Citroën catalogs and “The Double Chevron” Citroën PR brochures. Back-up one level and you can find catalog archives of hundreds of other manufacturers.
  22. https://citroensanfrancisco.com/Vintage_Citroen.html The official history of Escargot Motorcars, a Toronto based company Greg and John Long started in the late 1980’s to import and sell 2CV’s in North America.  (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Vintage Citroen”.   Then scroll down the next page to “Escargot Motorcars History”.)  Check out the video on how they managed to pull off selling “new” 2CVs. The one MUST WATCH for anyone with a 2CV (or thinking about getting one) is the Escargot launch at the 1989 Toronto International Auto Show.  John Long gives an impromptu presentation to the motoring press on the virtues of the 2CV over every other modern car.
  23. https://www.chars-francais.net/ This French military history site features tanks and armoured vehicles primarily from WWI and WWII.
  24. https://web.archive.org/web/20070903104257/https://www.citroen.com.au/cms/default.asp?action=article&ID=14753 Citroën may have killed their history page as part of their new logo launch, but thanks to the resources of webarchive.org, you can still read the excellent and detailed history of the Citroën chevrons.
  25. https://www.auto-collection.org/php/index.php?rubrique=Mus%E9es%20:%20France – If you are planning a trip to Europe and want to visit a few car museums, this is the site for you. It lists 35 car collections and each one is hot-linked so you are just one click away! And there is an extensive list of Citroën clubs!  
  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3HE35n5kA&feature=player_embedded#at=38 – We’ve written about Henri Fradet’s collection of low mileage of un-restored, post war Citroëns at Citromuseum near Castellane France. Now there is a YouTube video featuring Henri describing his collection.  The real thing is definitely a must see if you are in the southeast of France. The website is: https://www.citromuseum.com/
  27. https://www.citroenet.org.uk/foreign/usa/us-index.html – Julian Marsh has been busy compiling a comprehensive page of Citroën literature published for the USA. This site is truly a labor of love by Julian, and a resource that all Citroën enthusiasts should be very grateful for.
  28. https://plaque.free.fr/f_tab10.html – So you just bought a Citroën, opened the trunk and found original European plates?  Or you came across and old photo that shown the original plates?  Now you are wondering where the car came from?  These URLs will help you decipher any French license plate.  https://licenseplatemania.com/landenpaginas/frankrijk.htm
  29. https://citroenclassics.wordpress.com/ – This Citroen Classics site by Darrin and Kristina Brownhill features a parts shop and service tips to enable not just their London UK customers, but those all over the world to source information. It’s a great resource!
  30. www.citroenm35.com – Citroën M35 enthusiasts have set up a special website (in Dutch, English and French) to honour this niche model two-door coupe, built from 1969-1971 by Heuliez in Cerizay. The M35 was based on the Citroën Ami 8 and served as testbed for the company to investigate the reliability of rotary engine technology. The M35 was equipped with hydropneumatic suspension – thus being the only A-type car with that technology. Carefully selected buyers had to operate the car about 30,000 km per year. The “Bureau d’Etudes”, the research and development department of Citroën, were directly involved to fix and supervise the vehicles. The car was sold at a price of 14,000 FF – about the price of an ID19, or about twice as expensive as a 2CV. From the originally planned 500 vehicles, only 267 were built. After a two-year test phase owners were to decide whether to return the car to Citroën – combined with an offer of a new car purchase on favorable terms – or to keep the M35 under a contract that excluded access to repair and spare parts. Consequently most vehicles were returned to Citroën and were scrapped.
  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FwU4uCgr7Q – CITROËNVIE member Bill Blaufuss writes: I had mentioned this Citroën hydraulic demonstration device that I had seen at Citromobile in Utrecht a few years back. It’s now on YouTube but unfortunately the video does not do justice to what can be seen in person. Being in the Dutch language does not help either, but one gets the idea. A couple of years ago I contacted the designer in the Netherlands about the possibility of bringing this to a Rendezvous, but understandably the logistics were too much. Sure would be nice to have something like this in North America.
  32. https://www.schaalbouw.nl/citroen/sphrtstr.htm – Here are instructions on how to build a sphere tester.
  33. https://www.synlube.com/testcars.htm – An interesting history of Citroën and SynLube Synthetic Super Lubricants, designed to let you drive for up to 15 years, 150,000 miles or 4,000 engine hours without an oil change!  We are not condoning their use over the practice of regular oil changes, but in visiting the SynLube website they do feature 3 Citroëns that were extensively tested with the product.
  34. https://www.michelin-passion.com/passion/home/en/home.jsp?lang=EN – Get the specs and availability of Michelin tires for your Citroen from the “Michelin Passion” website.
  35. https://www.evalbum.com/ – A website of home-made electric vehicle conversions including some Citroëns.
  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Z2KA4bFlX3k&NR=1 – Nice German explanation of how Citroen hydraulics work.  Thanks to Nebo Djurdjevic for telling us about this link.
  37. https://briansolex.free.fr/data.html – Velo Solex reference data (engine types, colors, serial numbers, etc…)
  38. https://youngcardriver.com/ – A UK based website for newbie drivers and inexperienced road users.  It has advice on budgeting for and buying a first car, driving safely during winter, respecting cyclists on the road, and other good mannered driving techniques that will help you avoid getting the finger from everyone else out there!
  39. https://www.2cvtools.com/index.htm – This UK based website features a list of specialized Citroën tools with photos and descriptions for most of them.  On the left of their home page is the means to see tools for; 2CV, BX, CX, HY, GS and DS models.  Click on ‘open site’.  It takes a bit of navigation to see all the tools for the various models, but most are there.
  40. https://www.oto6.free.fr/6roues/6rouestissier.htm – Whether it’s a 30 foot flatbed, or the equivalent of a moving van capacity for a hydropneumatic Citroën, these fellows at Amicale Tissier transformed a number of models adding extra space to the back half of Citroëns.
  41. https://www.seattlecitroen.net/ – The history of Citroën in the Northwest USA and the West Coast of Canada. Also apecifications and differences in both the DS and SM for North America.
  42. https://citcatalog.exblog.jp/i00/ – Extensive collection of classic Citroen brochures of various models.  (Site navigation is in Japanese).
  43. https://www.youtube.com/embed/d5QBEEQiaLk – Here is an excellent short video on the overall history of Citroën, and the effort Ctiroën takes to preserve it’s heritage with Le Conservatoire.
  44. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SQcYd0O0UI – We are pleased to post a link to the superb documentary “Louis Renault et André Citroën, la course du siecle”. It profiles both men, how they became leading French industialists, how they became arch rivals, and the tragic demise of both. It contains fascinating footage of both and of their factories at the start. This a must watch. View the full version in French at the above link. We did the first 30 minutes with an English narration soundtrack at: https://vimeopro.com/francetvdistribution/renault-vs-citroen
  45. https://www.citroen.fr/univers-citroen/citroen-heritage/conservatoire-citroen.html#/conservatoire-citroen/ – The collection at Le Conservatoire Citroën. With more than 400 vehicles, the conservatory maintains the largest international collection of Citroëns.

PANHARD

Panhard’s automotive history is older than Citroën. In 1955 Citroën bought 25% of Panhard, eventually taking them over, and putting them out of business in 1967. These videos show that the sense of innovation and adventure (of both the cars and their owner/advocates) is infectious.  Especially the guy in part 3 who owns the coupe!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxY2ccR9aMohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcS_HTa7xjshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcWKiszXtFM

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IB5MjlHzMs – A well done documentary of the history of Panhard.
  2. https://site.voila.fr/panhard – Care to know a bit more about later Panhards from 1951 – 1967?
  3. https://doyennes-panhard-levassor.fr/ – Panhard & Levassor Club website in France
  4. https://www.panhardusa.org/ – Official site for Les Amis de Panhard & Deutsch-Bonnet USA
  5. https://www.club-panhard-france.net/Site/index.php/la-gamme-panhard/4-la-pl17 – A useful reference page showing the various versions and specs of the Panhard PL17.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsjbgBZG-aM&NR=1 – What is it about Panhards that makes them just as derivable as Citroëns?  Look and listen to the engine of the Dyna Z16.  And look at the mesmerizing windshield wipers on the model 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxU3KbSHH3o
  7. https://www.wiscar.fr/PL17-cabriolet-origine.html – Shows the conversion, in great detail, of a Panhard PL17 sedan to a cabriolet.  And here is a useful reference page showing the various versions and specs of Panhard PL17’s.  https://www.club-panhard-france.net/Site/index.php/la-gamme-panhard/4-la-pl17

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