ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS Lot soldUSD 35 712 - 59 520EUR 30 000 - 50 000 (listed)EstimateUSD 35 712 - 59 520EUR 30 000 - 50 000 (listed) See all lots 1979 Citroen CX Artcurial Motorcars - Retromobile 2017 | Paris, 10 February Summary Year of manufacture 1979 Car type Other Lot number 44 Drive LHD Condition Original condition Number of seats 2 Location Exterior colour Grey Drivetrain 2wd Fuel type Petrol Description French title Chassis n Â° 00ML6642 - Rare and prestigious C-Matic - Delivered new in Lyon, 3 owners from new - Elegant combination of colors - Last service at SM2A at the cost of â¬ 7500 - No reserve CitroÃ«n has always had a tradition of developing luxurious versions of its top-end models, and the CX Prestige is one of them. At the French Presidency's request, the manufacturer began offering from February 1976 an extended version of its top-end sedan of the time: the CX Prestige. With an extra 25 cm between the two axles, it offered a much more spacious interior and a rare level of comfort. To power this elegant automobile, the manufacturer initially equipped it with a 2.2L engine, and then later the high-performance 2.4L, as well providing it with equipment that was worthy of its status, with better insulation, air-conditioning, electric windows, courtesy lamps, a stereo, etc. In 1979, the Prestige received central locking, as can be seen on the model that we are offering. It is a very luxurious model that allows one to travel in high levels of comfort. The CX 2.4L that we are offering is one of the rare Prestige models equipped with a semi-automatic gearbox. Around 2,000 of these were made, the majority of which have disappeared. As the car's service booklet indicates, the one we are offering was delivered new by the CitroÃ«n dealership in Lyon, Garage Metropole, to its first owner, RenÃ© Garcin, the owner of silk factory, on May 14, 1982. The car was registered 15 days later. Incidentally, Mr. Garcin, known to be a good friend of Raymond Barre, the mayor of Lyon, received in 1957, a distinction medal for his actions in the French Resistance during World War II. A copy of the certificate of his medal is also present in the file, as well as an interesting narrative over several pages of his French Resistance actions, signed by the French High Commissioner. All the services were carried out very regularly by the CitroÃ«n dealership in Lyon, the service book being regularly stamped tuntil1989. It then had 44,798 km since new. In 2007, the car changed hands and went to the other end of France, to be acquired by an enthusiast in the South of France, who also carried out regular servicing of the car. In 2014, it was acquired by the current owner who had been looking for a Prestige for years, impressed by the parade of the new President Jacques Chirac traversing Paris, the night of his election in 1995, in the famous CX registered 19 FLX 75. The car has only 60,000 km since new, its original leather interior in Havana color is in an astounding state, as it does not seem to have suffered the wear and tear of time. A comprehensive service has just recently been carried out by the excellent specialist SM2A, Jean-Michel Gallet, costing â¬ 7500 in order for this superb Prestige to work perfectly well. Beautiful CX Prestige survivors are very rare, and this one is special since it is the version C-Matic, which is very pleasant and comfortable to use on a daily basis. Moreover, its color combination makes this flagship luxury CitroÃ«n a car not to be missed.