1947 Julien MM5

Type MM5 2CV

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1947
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    32
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restoration Project
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Unregistered
Chassis n° unknown
Engine n° 571

- Rare surviving example
- Thoughtful design and production
- Innovative technical ideas
- No reserve

The Second World War was conducive to the design of small economic cars, often very innovative and unusual. The Julien, the result of the creativity of its engineer Maurice A. Julien, well known for being one of the creators of the Citroën Traction Avant, was a part of this "movement." After its development and the presentation of a prototype at the 1946 Paris Show, it was officially marketed the following year under the model name MM5 2cv. It was innovative in more ways than one, and several patents were filed during its design, especially for its chassis-shell, as well as for the group engine/gearbox/axle/bi-pendular rear wheels fixing. The example on offer became a part of the Michel Grosgogeat collection many years ago and remained immobile for several decades. With its older paint, the car is complete except the hood, the windows and the nameplate. The Julien engine, a 310cc 4-stroke single-cylinder with a cooling turbine, has not seized. Only a few examples of this very original automobile remain; the genius of its designer and the care taken in the making of this vehicle deserves to be highlighted by a restoration of good quality.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-circa-1947-julien-type-mm5-2cv-no-reserve-3980-32