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Relay at Van Monster
CitroŽn Relay at Van Monster

Amicale CitroŽn Internationale
Bringing together the CitroŽn clubs of the world

Citroen Car Club
CitroŽn Car Club

2CV GB
2CV GB

Traction Owners Club
Traction Owners Club

ICCCR INTERNATIONAL CitroŽn CAR CLUBS RALLY - ICCCR
12th International CitroŽn Car Club Rally
August 9-11, 2002
Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
ICCCR INTERNATIONAL CitroŽn CAR CLUBS RALLY - ICCCR
My pictures of the 13th International CitroŽn Car Clubs Rally which was held on 12th - 15th August 2004 in Interlaken, Switzerland.
ICCCR
Official website of the 15th ICCCR Yorkshire England 2012
ICCCR INTERNATIONAL CitroŽn CAR CLUBS RALLY - ICCCR
My pictures
of the 15th International CitroŽn Car Club Rally
August 2022
Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK
ICCCR INTERNATIONAL CitroŽn CAR CLUBS RALLY - ICCCR - the book and DVD of the event
ICCCR 16 ICCCR 2016

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Passenger cars
All the cars produced by the company from 1919 to date

Timeline

Utility + commercial vehicles
All the vans and trucks produced by the company

Prototypes + Concept cars
Show cars, concept cars and prototypes of the production models

Resources
including e-mail lists, magazines, links to other sites and screensavers and lots of other goodies

CitroŽns made outside France
The company was one of the first motor manufacturers to build cars outside its domestic territory and many of those built were market specific and differed from the domestic models

PhotothŤques
Photo galeries galore

Miscellaneous
All the stuff that doesn't fit into one of the other categories

Sport
CitroŽn's success in motor sport is the result of more than fifty years of involvement

CitroŽn publicity
Brochures and advertisements

Panhard et Levassor
One of the automotive pioneers was owned by CitroŽn

UK Motoring Directory

CarLynx

GMT

l'Annuaire Auto-Collection

Gazoline

Action Auto Moto
CitroÍn D5
CitroÍn D5 : The star of the 2012 Mondial

Citroen C6 road test
C6 road test

Citroen C6 Lignage designs
C6 Lignage design studies

Sbarro Cruise Crosser
Cruise Crosser 6 wheel drive

Baby Brousse
Baby Brousse

Argentine CitroŽn 2CVs
Fototeca de Nestor
Chinese ZX bootlegs
ZX bootlegs

C-cťdille
C-cťdille



CitroŽnŽt : for people who are interested in CitroŽn, past, present and future
2CV
In 1919, CitroŽn launched its first model - the Type A. Since then, the company has produced some of the most individualistic and interesting cars ever built.
DS the goddess

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Should the speed limit on British rural roads be reduced to 50 mph? 45,000 people signed a petition objecting to this proposal. Read more
Petition to restore a rolling 25 year-old exemption from VED for classic vehicles. The UK government's view is that any car built after 1988 is not a classic and is therefore subject to road tax.

BREAKING NEWS!

The DS brand
Initiated by CITROňN in March 2010 with the DS3, DS stands out as a premium brand. Drawing on the very best of French know-how, DS perpetuates the values of innovation and distinction inherited from the first DS, launched in 1955. Designed for customers looking for a means to express themselves as individuals, the DS range now comprises five models: DS3, DS3 Cabrio, DS4, DS5 and DS 5LS (sold in China only). The DS range makes bold statements in terms of style, pleasure and refinement. And it stands out thanks to avant-garde technology, in particular the Hybrid4 hybrid diesel drive train on the DS5. Marketed in Europe by CITROňN in dedicated showroom areas, DS boasts its own network of sales outlets in China. For customers, DS has come to represent a brand experience that goes beyond the product to include a range of exclusive premium services, in particular through the DS Privilege Club. DS confirmed its worldwide success in 2013 with sales of 120,000 units, bringing the total number of cars sold since launch to more than 410,000.



On 17th February 2014, the Peugeot family voted for an agreement with Chinese auto manufacturer Dongfeng and has thus reduced its stake to 14% and thereby has lost control of the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn Group.
The French State has also bought into the Group and has also acquired a 14% stake in the firm.
The board of Directors voted in favour of a memorandum of agreement with Donfgeng on the terms of a capital increase for PSA Peugeot CitroŽn.
By injecting 800 million euros each, the French State and Dongfeng increase the PSA Group's capital to EUR 3 billion and become equal shareholders with the Peugeot family.
The participation of the Peugeot family drops from 25% to 14%. - exactly the same share as Dongfeng and the French State.
As a result, the Peugeot family, is no longer the majority shareholder of the group.
The Protocol Agreement will be finalised on 26th March 2014.


CitroŽn Publications - free workshop manuals, service manuals, parts catalogues, etc.

CLASSIC-CitroŽn-TECH

To help you enjoy your Classic CitroŽn to the full


Back in the early days of the Internet (1995 to be precise) I went on line for the first time and being a CitroŽn fanatic opened up my browser and ran a search on 'CitroŽn'.

The search engine came up with a grand total of seventeen sites, one of which was the CitroŽn Connection in Canada. I somewhat hesitantly sent an e-mail to Blair Anderson, the Webmaster - little did I realise that this would be the beginning of but one of many enduring friendships.

Some of the sites were, it must be said, rather uninteresting - a picture of somebody's car and some text saying "This is a picture of my car" Blair's site wasn't like that and over the years, he has proved to be an inspirational mentor.

For years, Blair hosted my site on his own dedicated Apple server but eventually it became too large and attracted such high volumes of traffic that he was unable to continue with the arrangement.

In 1995, I volunteered to help design the CitroŽn Car Club site and with Adrian Chapman, we put together the original site. (Adrian has subsequently redesigned the site.) The raison d'Ítre of the CitroŽn Car Club site was recruitment but while working on it, I realised that I had such a wealth of material, that I might just as well create my own site.

Thus CitroŽnŽt was born. Originally it covered only one topic - a reprint of an article originally published in the CitroŽnian about the fabled D Sport. Over the years, it has grown and expanded to well over a thousand pages devoted to all aspects of the marque including details of CitroŽn's production cars, prototypes, concept and show vehicles, commercial vehicles, resources for the CitroŽn fan such as book lists, calendars, e-mail lists, memorabilia, screensavers, articles, etc.

I currently drive a C6 Exclusive the latest in a long line of CitroŽns.

Julian Marsh





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The company was founded in 1919 by Andrť CitroŽn and the first cars went on sale that year.


He employed mass production techniques for the first time in the European automotive industry and was also the first to set up a service agent network.


If early models were not particularly unusual in terms of technology and styling, all this would change with the release in 1934 of the Traction Avant which set the pattern, some 50 years ahead of its time, for the modern motor car. No chassis, front wheel drive, aerodynamic coachwork, excellent handling and roadholding, attention paid to safety, etc.


Unfortunately, Andrť CitroŽn died shortly after this car was launched and shortly after he had lost control of his company to tyre makers Michelin.


Prior to the birth of the Traction, CitroŽn had mastered the art of publicity with advertising campaigns the like of which had never been seen before - the Eiffel Tower illuminated with his name and the company logo, trans-continental journeys, the setting of endurance records, etc.


CitroŽn is renowned for its use of advanced technology - high pressure hydraulics - first shown to an astonished world in the mid 1950s - with the fitting of self-levelling suspension which offers absolutely unrivalled ride comfort and for the first reliable application of front wheel drive in the mid 1930s. The hydropneumatic system is still in use on the current C5 and C6 because over 50 years on, nothing can touch it.


The launch in 1949 of the 2CV confounded the critics - here was a car which was so different from its contemporaries that it was doomed to fail. Slow and ugly, it was the antithesis of the post war offerings of other manufacturers - and yet it was to have a production run that spanned five decades and generated enthusiasm bordering on the fanatical.


The single most important event in automotive history (after the invention of the wheel and had it been thought necessary and possible to reinvent that, then that too would have been part of the design) occurred in 1955 - the DS19.


In the 1960s, the company acquired automotive pioneers Panhard et Levassor and in 1968 acquired Italian manufacturer Maserati.


CitroŽn was acquired by Peugeot in the mid 1970s and under their control, much of what set CitroŽn apart from other motor manufacturers was discarded. However, in the run up to its 90th birthday in 2009 the company seemed to have rediscovered itself and modern products are more innovative than they have been of late.


The marque has an incredible worldwide following with hundreds of clubs. Every four years the International CitroŽn Car Clubs Rally (ICCCR) meeting is attended by thousands of visitors (and their cars) from all over the world.


Terminology - I have used the French designations where appropriate - thus a berline is a saloon car (UK) or sedan (US), a limousine is a six light berline, a break is an estate car (UK) or wagon (US), a camionette or fourgonnette is a light truck or delivery van, a cabriolet is a convertible or drophead coupť and a faux cabriolet is a hard top coupť.
The term CV stands for cheval vapeur (literally 'horsepower') and is a fiscal rating applied to cars sold in France and should not be confused with bhp or brake horsepower.
I have used metric measurements in the main although where appropriate, for instance when quoting historic documents, other measurements and units have been used.
Spelling - British English spelling is used throughout except where quoting documents that originally used other variants of English. I have also used British automotive terms such as bonnet (hood), boot (trunk), bulkhead (firewall), driveshaft (half shaft or axle shaft), dynamo (generator), gearbox (transmission), monocoque (unibody), propshaft (drive shaft), petrol (gasoline), quarterlight (vent window), rev counter (tachometer), scuttle (cowl), silencer (muffler), top gear (high gear), tyre (tire), windscreen (windshield) and wing (fender).
There is also quite a bit of French, Dutch, German and Spanish...


De Originele CitroŽn CX

by Michael Buurma

Another title from Citrovisie, this book in Dutch tells you everything you want to know about the CX.

  • Author: Michael Buurma
  • Publisher: Citrovisie
  • Size: 22 x 24 cm
  • Pages: 360
  • Format: bound with hard laminated cover
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Over Frankrijks Wegen

Over Frankrijks Wegen - Nostalgische Reisgids voor de CitroŽnrijder

It has been quite a number of years since publishing house CitroExpert published the book "Un Beau Voyage”. That book provided a nostalgic description, by region, of France, from a time when tourism for the masses was just beginning. The book comprised lots and lots of photos and related documents that relate to their favourite car brand: CitroŽn. With a very limited stock of that book still on the shelves the authors started working with a new angle: that of driving the routes nationales.
Published in December 2013 “Over Frankrijks Wegen - Nostalgische Reisgids voor de CitroŽnrijder" (On France's Roads – A Nostalgic Travel Guide For The CitroŽn Driver), outlines how our parents and grandparents travelled by car in France on routes that the reader (with a little map reading) can drive again although in 2014 one must take into account changed road numbers and landscaping around roads.

With more than 600 old photos and postcards, colourful illustrations of road signs and related matters, ‘On France's Roads' is a nostalgic kaleidoscope where you're never bored.
But this is not all. At the beginning of the book, the reader is treated to a chapter of nearly sixty pages about the link between and the Double Chevron – for almost a century.
And among all the routes the reader learns about the history of French road traffic in general and those of CitroŽn in particular.
The book contains a wealth of never before displayed photos, often found with collectors or hidden in the archives of large news agencies. Needless to say, this material was not used in any earlier books from this Publisher, so it is a fresh and welcome addition. The emphasis is on the first fifty years of CitroŽn; 1919-1969, with a single trip abroad.

  • Authors: Rob & Wouter Jansen
  • Publisher: Citroexpert (NL)
  • Language: Dutch
  • Size: 22 x 24 cm
  • Pages: 280
  • Illustrations: approx. 600, many in colour
  • Format: bound with hard laminated cover
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CitroExpert, the Dutch, independent all-CitroŽn-magazine, celebrated its fifteenth birthday in November 2011.

After the demise of the French CitroŽn Revue, to which Wouter Jansen was a regular contributor, he and publisher Fred Jansz started CitroExpert in the autumn of 1996 making it the oldest surviving all-CitroŽn magazine in Europe. The first issues, although full of articles of great interest, were perhaps a bit lean and modest. But that changed: fifteen years and 90 issues later reveals a mature magazine with as many different CitroŽn-related articles as there are CitroŽns. To celebrate this birthday, a special issue on CitroŽn in the United States has been published. As it is nearly a century now since Andrť CitroŽn crossed the Atlantic in the SS France to visit New York thereby getting inspiration to become the most important car manufacturer in Europe in the twenties and early thirties.

This special issue on CitroŽn in the USA reveals many unknown facts and documents which are of interest to specialists as well as the general public. How Andrť CitroŽn set foot on American soil in June 1913 for the first time; the negotiations with General Motors to become a part of that conglomerate; the first official American distributor in 1921 ...

But also the fact that CitroŽn applied many modern techniques that were invented by American companies, like Budd with the all-steel bodies and Westinghouse who patented servo-brakes. However, the real popularity of CitroŽn in the United States started just before World War II, when California-based company Challenger Motors became distributor for the West-Coast - to sell a unique car in a country that  knows no boundaries. A subsidiary was founded in 1957 and represented the brand for fifteen years, selling a number of different models: 2cv, Ami6, Mťhari, H-van, DS and SM. Often adapted to special requirements, both by users and by law, like special lights and even emissions (in an era when little was known about greenhouse gasses).
After closing down the operation in 1972, some private companies tried to earn a living by selling new CitroŽns to American customers, like 2CV6 Charleston, CX, GS or XM. It must be said that this was not  hugely successful, some few hundreds were sold in total. Nowadays, the only CitroŽn-like cars available overseas are rebadged Mitsubishis (or was it the other way round?): C-Zero and C-Crosser clones.
Apart from the very special pictures and other documents published in this edition, Olivier Marin, the French cartoonist well-known for this CitroŽn-related books, created a special cover in the spirit of comic legend Hergť: a drawing with Andrť CitroŽn near his hero Henry Ford, driving an early CitroŽn car. In the background, the Hollywood Hills can be recognized . although the famous nine letters have been replaced by the word CITROEN.
CitroExpert is for the time being only published in Dutch and widely distributed in The Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium although subscriptions can be taken from anywhere. But who knows, an international edition might one day see the light of day, as is hoped for by many foreign enthusiasts.
Those who do not understand Dutch might care to look at CitroŽn in the USA here at CitroŽnŽt.


CitroŽn Cars 1945 - 1964

By Malcolm Bobbitt
Published April 2011

ISBN 9 781908 34700 8

  • The post war history of one of the most innovative marques in motoring history
  • Exposes the story of the British-built CitroŽns
  • Contains an evocative collection of images and publicity material
  • Discusses what made CitroŽn so daringly different

40 years of CitroŽn’s innovative car models between the 1930s and 1970s cover the entire range from the unconventional front wheel drive Traction Avant, the eccentric but economical 2CV to the 1955 luxury DS which was to revolutionise car design.

price: £7.95

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CitroŽn 1919-1949 La belle ťpoque

CitroŽn 1919-1949 La belle ťpoque

By Wouter Jansen
Published January 2010
ISBN 978-2-35250-124-4

EUR49.95

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Andrť Lefebvre and the cars he created for VOISIN and CITROňN

Andrť Lefebvre and the cars he created for VOISIN and CITROňN

By Gijsbert-Paul Berk
Published June 2009 UK & USA
ISBN 978-1-845842-44-4

GBP19.99 [UK] USD39.95 [US]

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The Essential Buyer's Guide CitroŽn DS & ID

The Essential Buyer's Guide CitroŽn DS & ID

By Rudy A Heilig
Published February 2008 UK & USA
ISBN 978-1-84584-138-6 UPC 6-36847-04138-0

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Divine DS
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CX 40th anniversary
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Ken Smith interview
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Fred Annells obituary

Citromobile 2014
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DS5 5LS

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Projet TPV
Projet TPV

15th ICCCR book and DVD
15th ICCCR - there are still a number of books and DVDs for sale - buy now before they are all gone!

Le Tacot automobile museum
CitroŽns at the Musťe le Tacot

Citromobile 2013
Citromobile 2013

C4 Picasso - new for 2013
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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Grand C4 Picasso

Citroen Wild Rubis concept
Wild Rubis concept

Citroen C4 Picasso Technospace
C4 Picasso Technospace

Citroen Technospace concept
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Citroen Hybrid Air
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Citroen DS3 cabriolet
DS3 Cabriolet

My ICCCR 2012 pictures
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Ken Smith interview
Ken Smith interview
Citroen C4L
C4 L

Citroen C-Elysee
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Citroen DS Numero 9
DS Numťro 9

Citroen Tubik concept
Tubik concept car

Citroen DS5
DS5
Citroenet drives the C3
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Citroenet drives the DS3
CitroŽnŽt drives the DS3

Citroen Lacoste concept
CitroŽn Lacoste concept

Citroen Metropolis
Metropolis concept

GQbyCITROňN
GQbyCITROňN concept

Citroen Survolt
Survolt Concept