We look south to Chile and one of the last Citroën centenary celebrations this year.

ACI Delegate for Chile, Patricio Cardemil, sent us these photos of their 14th National Meeting and 100th Anniversary of Citroën party held from Friday, December 6 until Sunday the 8th. 

141 people in 65 Citroëns arrived at the meeting grounds, according to Patricio – a very good number considering the social situation in the country.

The most relevant moment was on Saturday night, before the party, with the presentation of a special video sent by Henri-Jacques Citroën, grandson of Henri Citroën.

In the photos below, you can see some models exclusive to South America; at least 2 Citroneta sedans and 1 pick-up – versions of the 2CV manufactured in Chile and Argentina.

The Citroneta used a type AZ chassis with 425 cc engine power developing 12 bhp. Though the chassis and engine were made in France, the bodywork (in both 2 and 4 door versions) was designed and produced in Chile.  The last of the box trunk design Citronetas were built in 1973 but a 5-door hatchback continued to be built until 1979. The Citroneta was produced by the Citroën factory in Arica and apart from the chassis and engine/gearbox, used mainly locally made components.

Citroneta pick-up – (pictured right).

The Chilean factory also built a version of the Baby Brousse (a sort of Méhari with a pressed steel body that required no welding) called the Yagán. 651 of them were built between 1972 and 1976.

A Yagán – (pictured center).
Note the rear body – boxier and straight-sided – different than a typical 2CV Truckette.
How good would any Citroën gathering be without some used parts tables?

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