|BBM 200C - a history.
Owner Tony Stokoe
First registered in May 1965 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, Chassis no. 4424017.
O ne of 1365 factory D Series drophead coupes or 'decapotables' bodied by the French coachbuilder Henri Chapron. About 50 of these 'decaps' were right hand drive. There are probably less than 10 remaining.
car - 'Bé-Bé' is a DS19M (for Mécanique, indicating a manual gearbox).
This was a particular specification for the British Market, promoted as
the DW with a slightly uprated engine.
car had 6 owners up until 1976, when she was taken off the road with a
view to some bodywork restoration. It appears this was started but then
spent most of the 1980s and 1990s languishing in the Citroën dealers in
Llandudno in North Wales, in the ownership of the parts manager, Mr.
David Williams. In 1997 the dealership closed and Mr. Williams let it
be known he wanted to sell the car as he had no intention of carrying
out a restoration himself
n April ’97 I viewed her and a deal was struck. She was rusty, battered
but complete and running. The odometer reading at 48,221miles (77150
km) was obviously genuine and mechanically she was very sound. The
bodywork and hood were in a poor way and Citroen specialists
‘Installation Services’ in Oswestry, Shrops, began a full restoration
in August 1997.