Production Years: 1949-1990
Country: France
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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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Monday - 10am - 4pm
Wed- Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Noon - 4pm


$8 per person ($6 for Seniors)
$5 for Youth and Groups of 12 or more
Free for children under 12