French registration papers
Chassis No.: VF 7DEXFXFXF76456260
- Extremely rare in France
- Superb condition and clear history
- Attractive estimate
The birth of the C5 in 2000 came at a time when Citroën was putting an end to the renewal of the aging Xantia. In terms of dynamic quality, the manufacturer must maintain its image, and the C5 will therefore be particularly comfortable, with a new generation of Hydractive suspension, which will provide better comfort and handling than the Xantia, and with a redesigned upholstery. By the way, the C5's interior is more luxurious than that of the old wagon it is intended to replace and that of the competition in general. The future Citroën will have to play the role of the wagon with wise but also top-of-the-range engines, including a V6 engine. Soon the sedan was available in station wagon version and was a significant success in Europe and more particularly in Germany. Land of speed and high-end tuners, one of them named Carlsson is attacking the peaceful Citroën. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001, a completely modified prototype was presented both externally and internally. It was not until 2003 that a final version was finally released. It will be distributed by Citroën exclusively in Germany. The list of modifications is considerable and includes mainly the preparation of the engine from 210 hp to 235 hp by working on the intake manifold and injection computer. The chassis are also redesigned and the body height is lowered. All these optimizations will allow a maximum speed of 235 km/h in a very comfortable Citroën environment.
The car presented here is one of the few C5 by Carlsson cars registered in France. Put into service on 12/01/2004, it is Obsidian black in colour with a two-colour blue and specific black interior. It has all the options available at the time in the Carlsson workshops: Hi Fi JBL, 18-inch wheels... The current collector and former engineer of the brand with chevrons acquired them to complete his collection of sports cars. A true amateur driver, he scoured the circuits of France behind the wheel of a 16-valve BX prepared for the track. When he buys the Break C5, he shows signs of normal wear and tear for his time. He then undertook a slight aesthetic repair and changed the tires and a few so-called wear parts. Today the meter reads 159,000 km. During the test, the impressive C5 turns out to be a formidable sports car if its driver decides to increase the pace. The engine develops its power well and the automatic gearbox works normally. The V6 is expressed by means of an exhaust system made to measure by the German preparer. The valid roadworthiness test is free of any defects indicating its superb general condition. Sold new at a price exceeding €40,000, it now represents the possibility of acquiring an extremely rare car for one-tenth of its new price!
This car will be sold by auction by AGUTTES Auction House, in La Ferté-Vidame, at the Citroën Centenary, France, on July the 21th, 2019.
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