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Lot 148

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1975 Citroën CX2200

SOLD $55,000

Estimate

$50,000 - $70,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

00MC6789

Engine

0735002267

Car Highlights

Last of the Big Citroën Models Inaugurated in 1934 with the Traction Avant
Designed by Robert Opron, Who Styled the Citroën GS and SM Models
Considered by Enthusiasts as the Last “Real” Citroën Before Peugeot Took Control in 1976
Voted European Car of the Year in 1975 by the International Motoring Press
One of the Most Comfortable Road Cars of Its Era

Technical Specs

2,175 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
112 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Hydropneumatic Self-Leveling Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident. Please also note that a new title is being processed and should be available shortly following the auction.

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After the 20-year reign of the DS models, Citroën unveiled the last car to be created as an independent company using the principles of its famous engineer André Lefèbvre, the CX 2000. Introduced at the 1974 Paris Auto Show as the replacement for the successful DS, the CX featured the powerplant from the DS and the steering components from the Maseratipowered SM. Styled by Robert Opron, it was named European Car of the Year by a consortium of automotive magazines in 1975.

The CX line utilized the hydropneumatic suspension featured on the DS but was more compact and aerodynamic. CX is the French expression for the coefficient of drag, and even in the modernistic world of European cars in the 1970s, the CX remained a worthy continuation of the advanced aerodynamic and technical thinking that had become Citroën’s hallmark with the Traction Avant and the DS models.

By 1979, the CX 2000 line – including the 2.2-liter CX 2200 – was replaced by the Reflex and Athena models which were created by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. Today, a CX 2200 has become quite rare and is seldom seen in the US. This superb example, finished in an attractive light metallic blue, is correct in all period details and is highly collectible. Offered from a significant collection of French cars, this avant-garde Citroën is worthy of closer inspection.