A 1932 P 28 Citroën Kegresse (halftrack) is shown in various armoured configurations.
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.
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!
The definitive club website for Traction owners in the UK and around the world.
Swedish site with great Traction info and great links to just about anything Citroën.
Here’s a lovely gallery of Traction Avant images from an archive page of a Lithuanian enthusiast’s site.
Aglaë and Augustin de Bethune, the owners of Rétro Émotion, rent their Traction Avant to people who would like to drive in the Loire region of France. Along with the 1955 Traction 11BL they offer a 1960 Renault Dauphine and a 1965 Renault Caravelle 1100. There are interesting automotive museums near Saumur. Well worth a look if you are fortunate enough to be in the region.
2CV / DYANE / TRUCKETTE
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.
ECAS 2CV parts dealer in England with some very useful technical tips!
Swiss site showing how to make a 2CV cabriolet?
Neat page from La Boheme a Carmel California French restaurant with their own 2CV. They also list a detailed easy to read history of 2CV improvements year by year!
Extensive 2CV service tips and troubleshooting procedures.
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.
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.
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.
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. Go to our Gallery – Restorations page to see some of his incredible work. Truly a labour of love!
This basic, but extensive European site lists 2CV events, 2CV news items, 2CVs for sale and 2CV
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.
La nouvelle 2CV Spécial. Jim Sciberas pointed out this video that introduced the 2CV Special to the market. You’ll love the “white knuckle” 2CV handling demonstration toward the end.
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.
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.
Otto Graf sent us this link to a cute music video he came across on YouTube. It’s all 2CV! The song is called Miljoen and it is sung by Myra Maud (Maud Rakotondravohitra). It was filmed in Guateng, South Africa with some scenes inserted from Paris. Learn more about Myra’s musical talent here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siUEAhEFeoA#t=161
For those that love the AMI, here’s a site (in Dutch) that has technical stats and visual history by year.
DS & ID
A site that educates on how D series hydraulics work. Understand how all the bits function and the operation of the entire hydraulic system.
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!
Site showing the model differences from year to year in the D range.
This website is dedicated to the body colours and interior fabrics used on Citroën DS and ID models. An excellent reference resource!
Mark L. Bardenwerper has put up a technical article that shows you how to measure distributor advance and set the ignition timing with a stroboscopic timing light on Citroën D models. There is an excellent page link on the site that takes you to thorough instructional pages about how to rust-proof the D. Mark has also added information on GS with all the GS manuals for download and access to Tony Jackson’s Fluid Summary, as well as links to vast collections of manuals.
View this well produced video (in French) by Turbo magazine (in Belgium) on the history and technology of the Citroën DS.
An excellent article by Hemmings on the history of the DS.
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!
Welcome to the DS Garage, – a very useful resource site!!! Find repair tips on 2CV, DS and HY-Van issues, along with great information and historical facts.
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.
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.
Citroën promotional video made in 1969 that shows Robert Opron and his approach to styling the GS.
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.
Extensive website for information about the Citroën GS and GSA authored by Mattijs Kemmink of the The Netherlands.
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.
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.
Mark L. Bardenwerper has put online information on GS with all the GS manuals for download and access to Tony Jackson’s Fluid Summary.
The H Van Register website. A listing of H Vans around the world.
A fine site for Citroën SM info. It has extensive links to European SM Clubs.
Citroen SM site with extensive links. Here you will find specifications, history of all models, data on colours, production, sales figures and serial numbers.
Video showing why the SM is widely considered as the ultimate offering from Citroën’s finest era!
Did you know that more SMs were sold in Canada than in Great Britain? Check-out the sales figures.
Video showing why the SM is widely considered as the ultimate offering from Citroën’s finest era!
CAC member Jeff Teerlinck wrote to us about this site that documents the importation and restoration of an SM in Montreal. The author, Stephane Patchou has added incredible detail on what he has done on the car.
Full Citroen model listings with production dates and numbers built.
Extensive history of every Citroën model and the people behind them compiled by Julian Marsh.
The site is called The Citroën Source and contains biographies
of the men behind Citroën.
An excellent profile of Citroëns sold in the USA by Citroën Classics USA (formerly Citroën Concours of America).
Excellent listing of Museums, models and dozens of interesting sites with tidbits on Citroën.
Andre Pol – one of the major Citroën parts suppliers and brokers.
The late Jerome Cats’ site contains tidbits of information about Citroëns you most likely did not know
An excellent account of André Citroën and his automotive developments from the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society
For the serious Citroën film buff, the IMCDB (Internet Movie Cars Database) lists almost 300 films that have Citroëns.
This site lists fourteen significant films that feature Citroëns.
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!
A very Citroën info-rich German site. Extensive photos, movies and much, much more.
Care to know a bit more about later Panhards from 1951 – 1967?
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.
https://citroensanfrancisco.com/Vintage_Citroen.html (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Vintage Citroen”. Then scroll down the next page to “Escargot Motorcars History”.)
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. 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.
This French military history site features tanks and armoured vehicles primarily from WWI and WWII.
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.
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!
We’ve written about Henri Fradent’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/
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.
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.
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!
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.
CITROËNVIE member Bill Blaufuss writes:
I had mentioned this Citroën hydraulic demonstration device that I had sen 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.
Here are instructions on how to build a sphere tester.
Get the specs and availability of Michelin tires for your Citroen from the “Michelin Passion” website.
Nice German explanation of how Citroen hydraulics work. Thanks to Nebo Djurdjevic for telling us about this link.
Velo Solex reference data (engine types, colors, serial numbers, etc…)
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!
Panhard & Levassor Club website in France
Official site for Les Amis de Panhard & Deutsch-Bonnet USA
A useful reference page showing the various versions and specs of the Panhard PL17.
For an extensive listing of Citroën Parts and Service Resources check out our online directory in the Members section of this website.