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Citroën is auctioning off museum pieces and prototypes from its private collection

Around 400 automobiles encompass Citroën’s heritage collection, but this won’t be the case for long, as the company has decided to clean out its stables and put 65 cars from the “conservatoire” under the hammer on 10 December…

Currently, the Citroën collection and archive are located at its old factory premises in Aulnay-sous-Bois. But, as cars haven’t rolled off the line here since 2012, Citroën has decided to reduce the size of its 400-automobile “conservatoire” and find a new home for the remaining examples. Some of the cars will be on display in 2018 for the 100th anniversary of the Citroën brand, while others are likely to complement the museum “L'Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS” in Bourgogne. The remaining 65 cars will be auctioned off by Leclere in a 24-hour online sale, starting at 14:00 on 10 December.

Among the lots are pre-War cars, youngtimers, prototypes, racing cars, and some slightly battered icons, like the Traction Avant and the Méhari. The estimates for all the lots range between 1,000 and 20,000 euros.

Photos: Leclere 

The entire catalogue can be found listed in the Classic Driver Market.