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Top 10: The Citroen Conservatoire

Last week, PSA had some good news for fans of its classic models when the company announced that it’s set to open a heritage centre that’ll focus on Citroen, Peugeot and DS. With so many fascinating cars in its past, it’s about time the company committed to showing them off much more openly.

It helps that all three brands already have fabulous stashes of classics, including Peugeot’s museum at Sochaux and Citroen’s collection just outside Paris. While Peugeot’s museum has been covered many times in recent years, Citroen’s has received very little coverage. With 400 cars in the collection it’s hard picking favourites, but having paid a visit recently, we’ll do just that here – although it would have been easier to have run to a top 50 instead...

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Although the Ami was a success for Citroen, it was never intended to be anything more than a stopgap to fill the void between the 2CV and DS. What the company needed was a small family car, so in 1960 work began on something to fill that gap. The result was the C-60, which retained the reverse-rake rear window of the Ami, would be powered by either 1.1 or 1.4-litre engines and which would offer the comfort of a DS.


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