Citroen Dyane (1967 – 1985) Review

Citroen Dyane (1967 – 1985) At A Glance


+Like a 2CV, but bigger, a little plusher and with a more useful hatchback

-Not as cool as the 2CV, and therefore harder to justify its failings

The Citroen Dyane was designed to replace the irreplaceable 2CV. But in the end, it occupied the same place in history as such cars as the Austin Metro, Volkswagen 411 and Porsche 928 - failing to outlive the car it was supposed to supplant. But like the Mini, Beetle and 911, the 2CV was a survivor and a huge sales success.

The underpinnings were carried over - with the same with a 425cc flat-twin engine on the Dyane 4 and a 602cc power unit on the 6; and the more angular looks were still closely 2CV-related, even down to the full-length canvas sunroof. It was clearly an update of the original design, with the addition of a hatchback. It was dropped five years before the car it was meant to oust.

Ask Honest John

Where can we sell our rare Citroen Dyane?

"My car is a Citroen Dyane, January 1981. It has 81,814 on the clock, shining buttercup yellow, bought new, always garaged with seat covers, so the original upholstery is pristine. It's regularly serviced by a 2CV specialist, excellent condition. I do not want to sell but my husband is now disabled and can no longer drive or even get into it, so we use his car now and have not used the Dyane since its recent MoT test. Although we can keep it in an internal garage, I feel it would deteriorate and reluctantly conclude it would be better off with another (besotted) owner. Where could I sell it? What price could I put on it?"
Dyanes are now very rare. Enter it in a classic auction, such as, or follow the suggestion of our classics man, Keith Adams, and try 2CV Owners Club: first. Look for Ian Seabrook. If selling at auction, Keith recommended a reserve of £3000.
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