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Is there even one French Car ENTHUSIAST out there?

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It just so happens that I own a 59 Renault 4cv.  (But I would trade it in a minute for THAT one!)

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The people who follow my thread on Our Cars & Restorations are currently trying to identify the replacement for the Renault. It is French too and alsolutely original

 

Bj.

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The Restoration of the 1924 Amilcar CC is progressing with 90% of the paint removed and the wheels being sandblasted. You can (if you are the least bit interested) follow the restoration on "Our cars and restoration projects.

 

Bj

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We have, in the past, enjoyed owning, tinkering with, and driving the hell out of just about every example of Citroen;

from 1967 DS-21 and the '67 Pallas, to a matching pair of 1971 D-021 Station Wagons, a 1972 SM, 1964 2-CV, '68 Ami, 11-CV, 15-CV, Dyane, Mehari ... and a lonely 1958 Renault Dauphine which lost the engine late one night on my way back to Linden, NJ after a weekend gig with my band at one of the resort hotels in New York's Catskill Mountains Borscht Belt.

 

The Pallas did especially well at Autocross in Richmond, Virginia back around 1976

 

We do miss driving these fantastic cars, but no longer have access to local parts and service.

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And I really like the Citroens, too, I owned and drove three or four of the cars that Marty mentioned, he got tired of them and passed them on to me!

 

And, I agree with his comment, if there was local service available, I'd be interested in owning one again. The hydropneumatic suspension alone is worth the price of admission, no finer system exists in my experience, but it's a different animal.  Joe's Garage would laugh at you if you asked for service.....

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Hello, I'm French, I live in the south of France next to Toulouse.
if I can help you, do not hesitate to ask  ;) .
I know next to me 3 citroen ds in wreckage abandoned :( 

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Hello Sebastian

That Amilcar proved to be a complete disaster it was totally misrepresented and has been returned to the vendor.

Currently I am looking to buy a 1922 Fiat 501 here in Australia.

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Bernie J.

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Thank you Sebastian

I already have a "car" that I am buying here is Australia.

 

Bernie j.

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I definitely like the small French cars. I'm currently working on a 1924 Citroen 5HP. I also restored a 1921 Quadrilette plus I have yet to restore a couple little Mochets!

 

Phil

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I had a 1960 Renault Dauphine in high school that my dad bought for me and paid $50 for it. I wish I still had it ,it was a fun car.I have a 74 mgb with the chrome bumpers that If trade for a 59 or 60 Dauphine. Greg.

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23 hours ago, Buick35 said:

I had a 1960 Renault Dauphine in high school that my dad bought for me and paid $50 for it. I wish I still had it ,it was a fun car.I have a 74 mgb with the chrome bumpers that If trade for a 59 or 60 Dauphine. Greg.

 

Here in France we regularly see Renault Dauphine at the exhibition, as for example it's three Dauphine seen at an exhibition next to me this summer
 
Reanault Dauphine
 
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Renault Dauphine Gordini
 
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