Aguttes’ July sale marked 100 years of Citroën with over 70 cars crossing the block as part of the official celebrations in La Ferté-Vidame. Cabriolets topped the results; the pre-sale star, a 1968 DS 21, blitzed its €150,000 – 180,000 estimate with a winning bid of €214,020; a 1938 11B Traction, restored in 2003, made €182,820 (estimate €120,000 – 160,000); and a manual gearbox 1963 DS 19 achieved €126,420 (estimate €120,000 – 160,000).
A 1990 2CV in time-warp condition with just 9km on the clock from new made easy work of its €35,000 – 45,000 estimate, recording a sale at €66,420. The car was one of 15 examples bought by the previous owner as production ceased, with the intention of passing one to each of his 15 grandchildren. The consigner purchased the car in 1998, since when it has been stored in his factory, remaining unused save for an annual crank of the engine.
Other notable highlights included an impressive 1974 DS 23 Prestige at €60,420 (estimate €45,000 – 65,000); a three-owner 1972 SM which had been the subject of a restoration and repaint drew €52,020 (estimate €45,000 – 55,000); while a 1955 2CV AZ-U Fourgonnette that was presented in an original unrestored condition – described by the 2CV expert Antoine Demetz as being one of only 20 ‘exposed spring’ examples remaining – changed hands for €36,420 (estimate €15,000 – 30,000).
Classic car auction results and prices for: Citroën
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