1924 Citroën 5CV Type C2 Tourer Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. 46628
Citroen's first truly outstanding design, the Type C was introduced in 1922. 'Motoring for the masses' French-style, the Type C brought 'real' car ownership within reach of the Frenchman in the street. Two-seat C2 and three-seat C3 versions were available, the latter known as the 'Cloverleaf' because of its two-plus-one seating arrangement.
Powered by a four-cylinder, sidevalve engine displacing 856cc, the Type C was more renowned for longevity than outright speed. One was driven all around Australia in 1925 and, given the model's success, the decision to discontinue it towards the end of the following year appears hard to justify. The Type C also has the distinction of being the first model built at Citroen's Slough works - the French concern's first foreign factory - when it opened in February 1926.
This particular 5CV Type C has the factory's open tourer coachwork and is finished in dark blue with black wings and black vinyl interior. The car was restored in the 1990s, the body's rotten rear half being removed and a new timber frame and metal panels fitted in its place. 'On the button', this charming French light car represents an affordable entry into VSCC events. Offered with a French registration document.