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1985 CITROEN CX 25 PRESTIGE SILVER
Rare 2. 5-litre Prestige Auto вЂ“ one of the last Series 1 models. After completion of an 18 month restoration. I have been using her regularly (a trouble-free 3000 miles now) since January and she is just perfect to drive - no rattles or squeaks. Just that uncannily soft CX ride. razor sharp
Founded in 1919 by André Citroen as Societe anonyme Andre Citroen with the aim of mass production of inexpensive cars.
In fact, the first "Citroen" became at the same time the first mass-produced car in Europe. Model "A", also known as "10 PS 8/10", had a four-cylinder in-line engine with a volume of 1327 cc and 18 hp. NS2100 rpm, distinguished by lightness, ease of control. She had a wonderful soft suspension, which later became typical of all Citroens. The engine and clutch were combined in one unit. All this has created Citroen's reputation for being a very simple and easy-to-drive car and has contributed a lot to the success among the public.
Following the first 10 CV model comes the 5 CV, a 4-cylinder subcompact without front brakes, with quarter-elliptical springs front and rear, unpretentious and capable of driving on unimportant country roads. In the issue of authIn mobile, the company used the Henry Ford method. The first Citroen taxis appeared in 1921, and by 1933 90% of Parisian taxis were of this brand.
In 1921, the Model "A" was replaced by the "B 2" with an engine capacity of 1452 cc, which bore only a superficial resemblance to its predecessor. In 1923, a small number of "300 V 2 Cuddy" sports cars were manufactured. This elegant three-seater model was and is enjoying great success with both the drivers of those years and today's lovers of car antiquity.
In the spring of 1922 beganproduction of the popular two-seater "Roadster C" with an engine capacity of 856cc. Because of its bright yellow color, it was affectionately called "lemon". It was also modified with a Cabriolet body.
By June 1924, Citroën was producing over 250 cars a day. The Javelle plant expanded and occupied the entire territory of the 15th arrondissement of Paris. In addition, the company had branches in Belgium, England, Italy, Holland, Denmark and Switzerland. Citroen was the first in Europe and one of the first in the world to use steel bodies instead of wooden ones.
This is how the "B 12" models appeared and"B 14", which, thanks to the beautiful dashboard and adjustable seats, have become the most comfortable production cars. In just two years, 132,483 V-14 vehicles were manufactured. "AC 4" and "AC 6" (the letters stand for the manufacturer's initials, and the numbers for the number of cylinders) were created on the basis of "B 14". In 1931 "CGL" ("Citroen Grand Lux") appeared, the basis for which was "C 6 F". The car had a 53 hp engine. (2650 cc) and a first-class body with rich interior trim.
During the famous auto rally across Asia, which ended in the Himalayas, "AC 4" and "AC 6"showed their best side. In 1932, the company released the C 4 IX model - a Spartan C 4 version with a 30 hp engine. (1628 cc), but the audience took it rather cool
At the Paris Motor Show in 1933 "Citroen" presented the entire range of its products: models "8", "10", "15" and lightweight versions of models "10" and "15".
In April 1934, a fundamentally new model "7" was created, known as "Traction Avan", created with the decisive participation of Key Javel. Financial assets disproportionately large for the Great Depressionspending on the promotion of this successful model, which was sold until 1957 in various modifications of the model (front-wheel drive, which was extremely rare for that time), led Andre Citroen to the loss of control over his own enterprise. The company falls under the control of the Michelin group. This is how the era of front-wheel drive cars began.
The historic DS car is presented at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. This car, roomy enough to carry a generation of baby boomers, inexpensive and safe, was a success among the widest segments of the population and the city.General de Gaulle. Both Fantômas and Inspector Juve drove this popular car.
In 1966, Citroen and the German company NSU jointly develop a car with a Wankel engine, but the newly created Comotor company did not last long. In 1965, Panar-Levassor merges with Citroën, and since 1976 Citroën has been part of the Peugeot concern as an independent branch, preserving its brand of passenger cars (and Panar-Levassor constantly confirms its reputation as the world's largest manufacturer of armored vehicles ). Company engineers bring inThey are a great contribution to the development of the car. In particular, in 1989, a third-generation hydraulic suspension was introduced for the first time, which automatically adapts depending on the road surface and driving style.
The first show of the Citroen Xantia took place in November 1992. The model was launched in 1993 as a replacement for the Citroen BX. Since 1993, the design of the Xantia has defined the further development of the Citroen style.
The Evasion minivan (co-production Peugeot / Citroen - Fiat / Lancia) was first introduced in March 1994 in Geneva.
The compact Citroen Saxo was first introduced inDecember 1995. In the summer of 1996, a five-door modification with an automatic transmission and a diesel engine was released. At the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show, an updated version of the Citroen Saxo was presented with an improved design.
The Citroen Berlingo lightweight outdoor van was first introduced in 1996. Since January 1999, the car has been produced with a 1.8 liter petrol engine or 1.9 D diesel engine, as well as with all-wheel drive.
The Xsara family appeared in 1997. Restyling, which the car underwent in 2000, greatly changed the appearance of this car, andToday Xsara is the most popular in the Citroen family.
Another Citroën bestseller, the Citroën Xsara Picasso, entered the car market in 2000.
The pinnacle of Citroën's lineup is the c5, which was unveiled at the October 2000 Paris Motor Show. The C5 sedan is likely to replace the Xantia model.
The Citroen Pluriel Concept, a versatile convertible car that does not belong to any of the currently known car "families", was presented in 2000 in Frankfurt.
Assembly of OrionM cars from Citroen Berlingo car sets nstarted in 2000 at the Taganrog Automobile Plant. Cooperation with Russia is a long-standing tradition of the company, which once produced special cars for the royal court.
In the segment of compact sedans, in which Europe is the fiercest competition among automakers, in 2002 Citroën, in addition to the restyled Saxo, offered the newest model - Citroën C3.
Citroen has always held and continues to occupy its rightful place among hundreds of car companies offering thousands of different cars today. Apparently, this is what he dreamed of famousnd is now the engineer Andre Citroën, who, in fact, laid the foundations of the French automobile industry in 1919.
List of the Citroen models
- Citroen 2CV
- Citroen Acadiane
- Citroen AMI
- Citroen Athena
- Citroen AX
- Citroen Axel
- Citroen BX
- Citroen C Crosser
- Citroen C Elysee
- Citroen C Zero
- Citroen C1
- Citroen C15
- Citroen C2
- Citroen C3
- Citroen C3 Picasso
- Citroen C4
- Citroen C4 Picasso
- Citroen C5
- Citroen C6
- Citroen C8
- Citroen CQ
- Citroen CX
- Citroen DS
- Citroen DS3
- Citroen DS4
- Citroen DS5
- Citroen Dyane
- Citroen Evasion
- Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
- Citroen GS
- Citroen GSA
- Citroen ID
- Citroen LNA
- Citroen Oltcit
- Citroen Reflex
- Citroen Saxo
- Citroen Synergie
- Citroen Visa
- Citroen Xantia
- Citroen XM
- Citroen Xsara
- Citroen Xsara Picasso
- Citroen ZX
- Citroen Berlingo_Electric
- Citroen C-Zero
- Citroen e-C4
- Citroen eSpace Tourer