We aren’t sure why people derive pleasure from vandalizing other people’s property, especially those that target old cars. Why damage a classic car that is already hard up and in need of attention? The seller of the Citroën Wagons we featured a few days back has listed another car. This one is a 1973 Citroën SM and has been parked in their barn for the past 20 years or so. Sadly, during its time in the barn vandals stole parts off of it, but at least they didn’t shoot it. Take a look at this Maserati powered GT here on eBay.
We aren’t sure why, but there is something appealing about vintage microcars. Perhaps it’s the fact that they are quirky or maybe it’s that they are so easy to work on. When we came across this Charles Mochet 125Y, we knew it deserved a closer look. We had only ever heard of Mochet, but never actually seen one. There aren’t many left, especially here in the States. Take a closer look here on eBay with a BIN of $6,500 or the option to make an offer.
We have heard stories of the incredible barn finds hiding in Wisconsin, but never did we think we would come across a barn like this. It is full of European cars, including several seemingly out of place French built cars. When we think about it, it makes sense that the cheese capital of America would relate well to French automobiles. These cars are practical and handle well whether they are on snow, gravel, or pavement, plus Wisconsin and France share a love for all things cheese. The owner of this collection has decided to clear out their barn. Their 1972 D-Special DS can be found here on eBay and their pair of Citroen wagons can be found here. We will be keeping an eye on this seller, to see what else they have parked in their barn.
After featuring the optimistically priced roadside BMW, I was reminded of a Citroen that is parked along the highway at a perpetual flea market in Montana. I have thought about stopping many times, but always seem to miss the exit. I have tried calling the phone number listed on the sign, but it has been disconnected. So, if you know anything about it, please let us know.
Front wheel drive and unibody construction are common features of modern automobiles, but back in the thirties they were unheard of. Consumers were nervous that unitized bodies bodies would not offer the strength provided by a frame and the idea of sending the power to the front wheels was absurd. Still, some innovators persisted. This 1937 Citroen Traction Avant was the result of one of those forward thinkers and although it may not look it, this car was packed full of cutting-edge engineering. Find it here on craigslist out of Flagstaff, Arizona. A special thank you goes to Robert J. for the tip! Read more »
Gordini is to Renault what Abarth is to Fiat. Gordini was a sports car builder who helped Renault with their race cars in the sixties. Renault later purchased the company and used the name on their high-performance offerings. When you think of the word Gordini, we bet you picture a blue and white Renault 8, but many models wore that prestigious badge. This 1978 Renault 17 is one of them and although it had already been strangled by emissions requirements, it was still a respectable performer in its day. Find it here on eBay where the seller is asking $3,300 or best offer. Thanks goes to Jim s. for the tip! Read more »
While driving down an gravel alley yesterday, I wondered if there might be any old cars stashed nearby. Within seconds of having that thought I looked to me left and was greeted by this sight. At first I thought it might be an Imp, but then I noticed the four-doors and hood emblem. This was a Simca 1000 and it had obviously been there a while. Simcas are not exactly common in this part of the country so further investigation was required. Read more »
We love the idea of driving a Maserati powered Citroen. That combination of power and cushy ride turned a bland car into a great grand tourer. The looks may take some getting used to, but once you drive an SM you will appreciate its Maser V6 and hydro-pneumatic suspension. You may change your mind though when the repair bills start coming in. Still, every SM that comes to market is worth a look because they are truly special cars. This one is located up in Mission, Canada and is listed here on eBay where bidding is currently at $103 with no reserve. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip! Read more »
Update 8/13/13 – Another price drop to $1,200.
Update 8/10/13 – Bruce has decided to lower his price to $1,500.
A friend of reader Bruce G found this low mileage 1961 Renault Dauphine that had been parked in a barn shortly after it was purchased by the original owner. Bruce’s friend let him know about it, so he bought it with the hope of restoring it. He has had it for about three years and has never gotten around to restoring it, so he has decided to let it go. He is asking
$1,800 $1,500 and hoping that it goes to a good home. If you’re interested, click here to send him an email. Read more »
You may have missed out on the Simca, but we doubt you could get any closer with this one. It’s a 1970 Renault R10 and we assume the driving experience will be very similar. It’s also a rear-engined French sedan that’s located in Ohio, albeit by a different seller. It runs and drives, but could use a little sorting. Find it here on eBay where bidding is currently at $1,775. Thanks goes to Jim S. for the tip.