The Citroën 2CV was a French “people’s car” that provided simple mobility to the unwashed masses, with a staggering production that lasted from 1948 through 1990. However, that didn’t mean you couldn’t take an existing 2CV and cover it in spiffy bodywork and make it a three wheeled thing called the “Lomax”. Find this 1991 […]
The Citroën ID19 was a cheaper and lower powered version of the Citroen DS (pronounced Déesse as the French word for goddess) sold from 1957-1975. The ID used the same body as the basic DS, but was sold at a cheaper price point for those who still wanted the Bertoni and Lefèbvre designed body but […]
I was just watching an old episode of my favorite tv show (The Grand Tour) and those funny British guys were skewering French car culture…and it made me think, perhaps I would enjoy owning a French car. And then I remembered how expensive divorce can be and decided to share this Citroën with you guys. […]
I think I might have too many tabs open. I’ve got three monitors hooked up to this computer and each screen has a difference instance of my preferred web browser (nope, not Netscape Navigator…but Vivaldi) and I wish I could tell you how many tabs are open but I can barely click on the little […]
When was the last time you saw a Renault 4 in this nice condition? Okay, let’s try that again, when was the last time you saw a Renault 4? Unless you are one of the few hundred (or thousand?) kooks who owns one of these things in the States, you probably have never seen a […]
I featured a pile of rusting Citroea the other day instantly regretted the decision. There is nothing more expensive than a cheap Citroën, so to make amends with the Francophiles in the room, I’m featuring this righteously sweet DS with a sharp coat of paint and what appears to be functioning oleopneumatics…for now. Find this […]
The Citroën SM was a shock when it hit the Geneva Motor Show in early 1970. It was the first performance oriented car from a French manufacturer since before WWII and it was completely bonkers. The Maserati sourced V6 engine was mounted behind the front wheels, but it put power forward and just about every […]
This next car comes as a tip from Hugh who writes: I missed the memo about Boxing Day cars, did you remember to send it? I know an old Deux Chevaux sounds like either one less than a ménage a trois but with horses or ducks on a Chevy, no wait that would be an […]
sporty version of the Alliance called the GTA. Think about it — Boys of the Hood — just look at that hood, it is the flattest, most gangsta hood I’ve ever seen. And the lyricist even talks about his friend trying to steal his Alpine, which was the Renault Alpine GTA — a totally different car, but it all makes sense if you look at it from a 10,000 ft view. Find this 1987 Renault GTA Convertible offered for $3,800 in Sioux Falls, SD. Tip from Rock On!
The Renault R10 was a small French family sedan that offered a surprisingly Beetle-like architecture with a small 1100cc engine riding out behind the rear swing-axle. The R8/10 family was allegedly one of the first 4-door family cars to offer 4-wheel disc brakes but that won’t impress the average person because they won’t have any idea what this thing is, but French car lovers will know. Find this 1970 Renault R10 offered for $6000 in Virden, NM via craigslist.