Citroën keeps around 400 cars in its collection, ranging from the pre-war machinery to one-off prototypes and motorsport vehicles. Now, due to the planned relocation of La Conservatorie, the company is selling some 65 of those rare wonders, together with historic photos and other memorabilia.
Citroën says its mainly offering cars of which it has multiple examples, with prices ranging from $1200-$25,000. Next to the vintage stuff, the list also includes modern show cars, like the ones from Sbarro, and multiple DS models. You can even grab one of the original C4 Cactus design studies.
The downsizing is necessitated by the Citroen collection’s impending relocation from the Aulnay-sous-Bois Conservatoire, housed on the site of Citroen’s old factory, which got shut down in 2012.
As the brand celebrates its centenary next year, most of the collection will move into the recently refurbished L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS in Sochaux, the home of PSA parent company Peugeot. The rest will be placed in temporary storage elsewhere in order to be used for the celebrations.
, and if you're interested, all of these cars will be offered via the online auction house . Telephone bids are accepted, while the online auction will go live from 2 pm on the 10th of December, for 24 hours only. There will also be a special preview exhibition on 9 December at the Conservatoire, in case you happen to be in France.