Production Years: 1949-1990
Number Produced: 1,835,170
Every French man bears some nostalgia for this small and ugly car, which very often was his first automobile. The program, drawn by Pierre Boulanger, was very simple – four wheels under an umbrella.
The first cars designed with a 375-cc, eight-horsepower engine were sluggish. For the sake of economy, the CV joints were omitted, causing a deep jerking when turning the steering wheel.
The car was inexpensive, indestructible and easy to maintain. Citroen cars benefitted from nimble handling and a fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon! Several models succeeded with improved power and the same traditional qualities of simplicity, robustness and economy.
The Traction Avant, the 2 CV and the DS 19 (born in the mid-1950s) were considered avant garde without any concession to the conservative approach of the marketing specialists of other companies.
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Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA
Monday: 10am - 4:30 pm Closed Tuesday Wednesday: 10am - 4:30 pm Thursday: 10am - 4:30 pm Friday: 10am - 4:30 pm Saturday: 10am - 4:30 pm Sunday: noon - 4:30 pm
$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (62+)
$8 Youth and Active Military
12 and under Free
Groups of 12 or More $8 pp