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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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2CV Super

By 1974 the 2CV was getting on. It had debuted in 1948, work having started on it before the war. So maybe it was time for a nip and a tuck - the 2CV Super (also known as the 2CV Pop) was dreamed up. The idea was that there would be more power, courtesy of a flat-four GS engine. The fold-back roof was dispensed with for a fixed metal item, while there was a bigger boot to aid practicality. A tacked-on grille completed the package, which didn’t go down at all well – much like the car as a whole. Which is why it was canned.


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