Lot 230 - 1925 Citroën 5CV
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The Citroën Type C was a light car manufactured between 1922 and 1926. The Type C was, and still is, well known as the 5CV due to its French fiscal rating of its engine for taxation purposes. An electric starter was standard allowing the car to be advertised as especially suitable for lady drivers. The suspension used inverted quarter elliptic springs at the front and rear, braking was on the rear wheels only, controlled by a hand lever and on the transmission by the foot brake. Only open bodies were made with the original Type C, often nicknamed the 'Petit Citroën' (little lemon), due to it only being available in yellow at first. Some 80,759 Type C's were manufactured between 1922-1926.
This delightful righthand drive boat-tail 5CV was part of a museum exhibit from 1983 until 2005. Originally supplied by the Highbury Motor Company, this yellow Citroën is described as running well and good to drive. The hood has recently been replaced as have the tyres. A unique opportunity to purchase a rare Citroën that will always attract admirers from both sides of the channel.
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