I see a surprising number of those Polaris Slingshot 3-wheelers tooling around the streets of SoCal these days, and I’ve always assumed they are rentals, because who would pay $20k-$35k for a motorcycle that can’t split lanes. More importantly, who would pay that much money for a futuristic shaped 3-wheeler when you can get a vintage version with a Citroen 4-cyliunder for less than half the price? Find this 1984 Trihawk 304 offered for $12,000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
St Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, for couples, for people who have somebody else — but what if you are single? What does the world or the internet have to offer you? What if you don’t want a mate or kids or all the responsibility that comes with a relationship? Maybe you are the sorta guy/gal who prefers to spend your time in the garage than sitting on a love seat or you don’t want to worry about getting home from work on time…then this next car is for you. I can’t think of a better car for the single person, and it’ll certainly keep you single for a long time. It’s not just repulsive to the opposite sex, it will also keep you busy enough that you won’t find time for flirting or dating or any of those other things that people who don’t spend their time rebuilding spherical suspension components. Find this 1988 Citroën CX TRS22 offered for $12,500 in Alpharetta, GA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I ask this question will all the innocence of a small child; can bad could it be try and restore a barn find DS21? Let’s assume you live in a country/state where MOT inspections and smog requirements are nil — how hard would it be to get this car to the point where you could drive it to work once a week? We’ve all heard the stories of rusting sheet metal, leaking suspension components and o-rings that need to be imported from Mars…but how bad can it really be? Does anyone have any experience with restoring a Citroen DS21 that needs “complete restoration” according to the seller? Is restoring a DS21 something that the strong willed shade-tree mechanic could conquer, or is this a recipe for tremors and a trip to Bellevue? Does anybody in the comments know, or do they not have internet access at mental health facilities? Find this Citroën DS21 offered for $9,850 in Simi Valley, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car had me to a double take on the model year. 1987? Surely this must be a typo — it looks closer to 1957 or 1967…but the legendary Citroën Duex Chevaux was sold in a Beetlesque single generation from 1948 through 1990 with only some safety and regulatory changes to keep up with the times. To put this in perspective, imagine if you could buy a brand new 1978 Pontiac Sunbird at a dealer today — that is how old the 2CV was in the late 80s when this example rolled off the factory line. Find this 1987 Citroen 2CV offered for $12,500 in Henderson, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Citroën Ami Berline (notchback sedan) is a salmigondis of peculiar design elements. Crazy single spoke steering wheel, dash mounted push-pull manual shifter, and crazy flying buttress c-pillar is just the beginning of the oddity that is a front-wheel-drive French machine with an opposed two cylinder engine. One could make the argument that a ’67 Mustang isn’t that far removed from a new Mustang you can buy in the showroom in 2020, but this thing is so different from a modern car that you can hardly compare anything other than it has wheels and an engine. Find this 1967 Citroën 6 Ami Berline offered for $13,900 in Ames, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The Citroën (Citroen if you prefer) Traction Avant was launched in 1934 with a crazy independent torsion bar front suspension, unibody construction, hydraulic engine mounts, and a revolutionary alloy transaxle to allow power from the longitudinal engine to be pushed through the front wheels…ergo traction avant!! But 1950 was a long time ago…and this Citreon is now traction derrière and powered by a Oldsmobile V8 pushing power to a stick beam rear end. Sacré bleu cheese!!! Find this 1950 Citroën 15C9 Custom offered for $18,000 or make-offer in Glendale, CA via eBay.
Conventional wisdom would suggest that the middle of a global pandemic is a bad time to start a business…but that same wisdom would have told Bill Gates to get a job at Radio Shack or Howard Hughes to become a journeyman aircraft mechanic…so I’m going to throw convention into the wind like an empty toilet […]
I hate to be the guy who pooh-poohs all the good ideas around here…but buying a 30 year old Citroen is sorta like buying a private jet. Its not intrinsically a bad idea…its just that the consequences are less than desirable. Sure, its nice to brag to your friends about your new toy, but maintenance […]
The Citroen (Citroën) 2CV (en français — deux chevaux) was a front drive economy car that had prototype builds starting in 1939 with innovative features like a flat-twin aircooled engine and seats that could be removed from the car and used as picnic chairs. Find this 1968 Citroën 2CV offered for $4300 in Fort Plain, CA […]
I’ll probably get a lot of hate mail from the CXMOCA (Citroen XM Owners Club of America), but I’m gonna just go ahead and suggest that a Citroën isn’t going to be the most reliable car on the block. When the seller starts his advertisment with the words Running and driving…it might be a sign that […]