1929 CitroŽn Type C4 Pick-upSOLD

Christie's Retromobile Paris Auction - February, 16 & 17th, 2007

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Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 Euros
Result (incl.) 12,925

Engine: four cylinders, sleeve valves, 1,767cc; Gearbox: three-speed manual; Suspension: leaf transverse spring to front, semi-elliptic leaf springs to rear; Brakes: drums all round. Left hand drive.


History of the model

The C4 was typically CitroŽn. Built between October 1929 and October 1932, it eventually ran to almost 245,000 units, and was remarkable for its rugged and enduring design. It was fitted to a number of body styles, from the usual saloons and cabriolets through to ambulances and fire engines, and was built in two different engine sizes: 1,628cc and 1,767cc. The heavier vehicles were of course fitted with the larger engine.


Specific history of this car

Declared on its English registration document to have been constructed in 1929, this vehicle was found in dilapidated condition in the early 1990s. It was still adorned with advertising plates for "A.Bleuse, Vins Chauvigny, Vienne", and still wore the registration plate 726 F 86, the last digits of which locate it to Vienne near Poitiers in the West of France.

It was entrusted to Roger Bray for restoration (more well-known for his work with Porsches than with wine trucks), and this was completed in 1996.

Since restoration the truck has been dry-stored until recently. When brought out of hibernation, the battery was changed and it was driven a short distance without any trouble. Such was the confidence in the truck that it was used at the owner's daughter's wedding last year. Again as good as unused since, it now has the air of a relatively recent but sympathetic restoration. It comes with various handbooks, sales catalogues, invoices, and a photographic history of the restoration.

Despite its recent usage, we would highly recommend that a full re-commissioning take place before the truck be used on the road.

Reference Number 6913

as of 2/1/2007

Overview
Car 1929 CitroŽn Type C4 Pick-up
VIN 13580 
Exterior / Interior Color      Bordeaux /      Black