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CitroŽn 5 HP Type C

1921 - 1926

The Type C was launched at the Paris Salon in 1921.

Originally available as a 2 seat Torpťdo finished in yellow (hence its nickname "Citron", it was joined by a 2 seat cabriolet in 1923 and in 1924 it was superceded by the Type C2 with a choice of 2 seat Torpťdo, 3 seat Torpťdo and 2 seat cabriolet. In 1925 the C2 was in turn replaced by the C3 which remained in production until 1926.


5 HP Type C, Type C2 and Type C3

Number of cylinders

Four

Cubic capacity

856cm3

Bore and stroke

55 x 90mm

Power output

11 bhp @ 2 100 rpm

Transmission

Rear wheel drive via three speed gearbox

Brakes

Foot operated drum on transmission shaft and hand operated on rear wheels

Suspension

Front : single quarter eliptical springs
Rear : twin quarter elliptical springs

Steering

Worm and roller

Top speed

60 kph


Quai de Javel production line

Above Europe's first automotive mass production line


© 1996 Julian Marsh