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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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Citroen has produced many electrically powered prototypes and concepts over the years, but perhaps the neatest of all is the Citela concept. First shown in 1992, the Citela featured a modular construction which enabled the bodystyle to be easily swapped between pick-up, convertible and hatchback configurations. The motors were meant to last for 625,000 miles, the nickel-cadmium batteries for 10 years and with a range of around 100 miles it could have been a winner.


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