1970 Citroen ID

20 Break

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Lot number 
    56
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue

Description

British title
Chassis n° 3992536

- Coming from one of the most selective collection in Europe
- Nice refurbishment
- Known history since 1985
- Rare and sought after version
- No reserve

First registered on 18 March 1970, this ID 20 benefits from a very limpid history from 1985 onwards. More recently between 2010 and 2012, the car was the subject of an important restoration, documented by photos. Today it is painted Bleu Camargue (light blue), conforming to the manufacturer's color chart, with a white roof. The original upholstery has been preserved.

In their station wagon version, the ID and later DS for the DS23 were particularly practical. Thanks to the long wheelbase and front-wheel drive configuration, the rear boot was huge and allowed a higher load volume than competing models. In addition, the oleo pneumatic suspension prevented the car from sagging when loaded, thanks to the weight correction device.
This body was proposed by Citroën with various equipment, commercial or family. The example on offer is an ID20 Break. The extremely clever interior design allows for 6 people to travel on the front and rear seat benches. A further two people can be seated in foldable seats in the trunk compartment. These seats and the rear bench can also be folded down flat creating a cargo area of over 2m in length. In a way, this car foreshadowed the MP and SUV.
This versatility makes it possible to combine business with pleasure: an original car, with a revolutionary shape, ideal for strolling or travelling with the family, which makes it a sought-after model.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1970-citroen-id-20-break-no-reserve-3980-56

Photos © Peter Singhof