Citroen C6 2.7HDI - Geneva Style

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The Citroën C6 has arrived. The latest addition to an historic line of great Citroëns, with a stunning look in keeping with the Marque's reputation for style, the C6 takes the grand tourer concept and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology. The Citroën C6 is truly a car to stir the emotions.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the C6 is an executive saloon that adds the crowning touch to the range. The C6 has been inspired by the great Citroëns of the past, models that have helped the Marque to establish a strong heritage in large cars.

Citroen C6 2.7HDI Lignage - Black

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The C6 takes the essential values of executive saloons – elegance, sophistication and on-the-road presence – and combines them with the Marque's own key values. Derived from classic Citroëns and continuously updated, these values are expressed through the use of cutting-edge technology, innovative styling and the pursuit of comfort.

With an emphasis on sophistication and appeal, the C6 sets new standards for design, comfort, refinement and the use of the latest technology.

Together with flowing, elegant body lines, the C6 boasts an interior of original ergonomic design. The clean, pure lines of the architecture, give the occupants an immediate impression of exceptional comfort. This outstanding comfort is associated with the understated and intuitive design of the driving position. Although the environment is completely new, the driver immediately feels at ease.

Citroen C6 2.7HDI Lignage - Silver

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The Citroën C6 features the latest technical advances in terms of its instrumentation, engines and running gear.

This complete and innovative range of high-tech features includes a head-up display, lane departure warning system, Xenon directional headlamps, suspension with electronically controlled springing and damping, and a new 208 bhp V6 HDi engine.

From any angle, the Citroën C6 has all the qualities necessary to ensure maximum appeal.

Citroen Classic Big 6 Roadster - Black

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At the Paris Motor Show, in 1934, the 'Traction Avant' was launched. André Citroën's dream of the first mass produced front wheel drive automobile was, at last, exhibited by the French manufacturer. From 1934 to 1957 about 760,000 units were produced throughout Europe at factories in France, Belgium , Holland and England, each powered by a 4 or 6 cylinder engine. In addition to the 9 variants of the 4-door saloon, the car was also produced as a 2-door coupé with a dickey seat and the 2 door cabriolet. Citroen only produced the Traction Avant Roadster between 1934 and 1940, nearly all of which used 4 cylinder engines; about 70 were produced in the UK at the Citroën factory in Slough. In Paris about eight cabriolet body shells were commissioned for the larger 6 cylinder engine but ultimately only six were ever finished. They were built at the Javel factory, all in left hand drive. All Citroën were waiting for was an order from the UK for a 6 cylinder version and the car would undoubtedly have been assembled in Slough.

In the late 1980's our vendor commissioned the build of what is essentially the seventh Big Six Roadster from Peacock Engineering. In the early 1980's, Peacock Automotive Engineering from Loughborough, Leicestershire had started to gain a reputation as a leading authority on these very desirable Citroëns. What began as a business repairing customers' cars soon developed into fabricating new panels and pressings from scratch. Having built up the necessary press tools, jigs and machinery to assemble body shells, orders were taken to produce their own brand new cabriolet bodies. An authentic Peacock Roadster is therefore rather more than merely a saloon with the roof modified.

The original Citroen 1934 to 1940 Cabriolet examples were all hand built, with additional strengthening to the box members, bulkheads, floor pans and dickey seat areas. Peacock body shells were constructed in exactly the same way but with the benefit of modern day corrosion inhibiting steel and rust proofing methods such as thorough Waxoyling.

A Slough built donor car was essential to the build of this car, and 'NXT 669' - a 1953 Slough-built Big 6 located in Liverpool was perfect. This would provide the front sub frame, rear axle and the power train to create this magnificent car. We are informed by the vendor that all of the power-train was subject to a major mechanical strip and rebuild, as well as the back axle, front sub-frame, suspension, brakes and steering were all reconditioned. The engine was rebuilt with white metal bearings, new pistons and wet liners so the whole car runs like new. The well-known Aldridge Trimmers of Wolverhampton were appointed to refurbish the leather and walnut interior and also manufacture a new 'duck' convertible hood. The last known UK chrome grille was reserved for the new Peacock Roadster.

Throughout the last 30 years the Peacock Roadster has spent much of its time in France and Europe alongside, at one time, a collection of more than 17 Citroëns. The jewel in the crown of the collection, this is not just a classic design that has stood the test of time for 50 years, but a hand-built example that is likely to appreciate in value over the next fifty years. A very rare and very special motorcar.

Citroen Classic Big 15 Saloon - Burgundy

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The Citroën Traction Avant is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1934 to 1957. About 760,000 units were produced.

This Traction Avant pioneered mass production of three revolutionary features still in use today: a unitary body with no separate frame, four-wheel independent suspension, and front-wheel drive.

André Citroën made it his mission to be at the forefront with the latest technological innovations and the Traction Avant, first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1934, incorporated ground breaking technology in the form of front wheel drive! This coupled with torsion bar suspension and monocoque construction made the Traction Avant the envy of the automotive manufacturing world with its superb road holding capabilities.