French Classic Cars

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Only 2 Owners and 20k Miles: 1966 Renault Dauphine

Like the Volkswagen Beetle and Morris Minor, the Renault Dauphine was one of the entrants to create Post-WW2 European-built economy cars. It was in production from 1956 to 1967 with more than two million copies, although only a small… more»

South Dakota Car: 1985 Renault Encore 5-Speed

Almost looking as if it had AWD, or was missing an engine – or better yet, was set up with the ever-popular Carolina Squat, this 1985 Renault Encore looks good in black. This Wisconsin/France marriage made in heaven (or… more»

Classic Jet: 1964 Fouga CM170

We certainly can’t be accused of not providing variety at Barn Finds, and for those with an aeronautical leaning, this 1964 Fouga CM170 could be the classic of your dreams. Its condition is excellent, and a recent inspection confirms… more»

BF Auction: 1961 Peugeot 403 Break Wagon

French manufacturers have earned a well-deserved reputation for producing cars that aren’t loaded with luxury appointments but feature excellent engineering and unsurpassed versatility. One such car is the Peugeot 403, which remains a firm favorite in many African nations… more»

Cheap Wheels? 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta

The 1981 model year was the swan song for the second-generation Chevy Camaro. After 12 years in production, the design had run its course (sales were down by more than half in just two years). The Berlinetta was the… more»

Wrecked 30 Years Ago: 1979 Renault 17 Gordini

The calendar year 1979 might be an eventful one in Renault’s history books. That’s the last year they built the 17 Gordini, a sports coupe, and the year they began buying up interest in American Motors. We mention this… more»

Price-Dropped French Classic: 1963 Panhard PL17

Manufacturers need to look outside the square if they plan to produce a car with limited engine power. Such was the case with Panhard and its PL17 model. Its engine bay housed a tiny motor with modest power, but… more»

Le Project: 1980 Renault Le Car

Who remembers the Renault Le Car? It was the little French automobile that was really a Renault 5 that was rebranded and sold through American Motors dealers in the 1970s and 1980s. Though popular on its home turf, it… more»

Ever Seen One? 1980 Citroen Dyane

Frequent finder Russell G. sent us this unusual (ok, at least in the US) 1980 Citroen Dyane that is for sale in Havertown, PA. It will cost a new owner $13,500 (or best offer) and is listed for sale… more»

Argentinian Citroën: 1988 IES 3CV “Gringa”

What the heck is this? Well, it’s a Citroen pickup truck, specifically an IES 3CV “Gringa” from down under, no not that down under, the Argentina down under. This example, being a 1988 model, isn’t exactly a Citroen, it… more»

Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»

Only 1800 Miles! 1998 Renault Sport Spider

Rare, barely driven, and recently refurbished, this 1998 Renault Sport Spider in Miami, Florida presents a curious opportunity to own an unusual mid-engine, scissor-door sports car. After a reported $14,500 in replacement parts and mechanical and cosmetic work, the… more»

10k Original Miles: 1990 Citroen XM

Update 5/11/23 – This Citroen has been relisted here on eBay with no reserve! From 4/5/23 – As I examined the supplied photos of this 1990 XM, I wondered whether any manufacturer has pushed the boundaries to the extent… more»

Maserati Engine: 19K-Mile 1973 Citroen SM

“Trust the SM. You’d be surprised what a machine can do when it knows you believe in it. Easy on the steering wheel. Handle it gently. Don’t overwhelm the SM. It will do what you want it to. The… more»

French Hauler: 1980 Citroen CX Transporter

When it comes to flat-bed conversions, there’s seemingly endless potential when it comes to enterprising enthusiasts finding ways to make their ultimate hauler. Here in the states, we tend to lean towards a Chevy C10 or C30 ramp truck… more»

Backyard Easter Eggs: Small Citroen Collection

As Easter approaches, the return of pastel colors helps to drive out the doldrums of winter and remind us of resurrection, rebirth, and renewal.  If you are a fan of pastel colors, soft shapes, and “all in one basket”… more»