1951 Big Six Citroen.
This car is not pretending to be what it is not. It has the appearance of a mobile barn find or an oily rag restoration and as such received the Shannons award for the “Best Citroen” at the 2017 Queensland Grand Display of French Cars in Brisbane. The car is an acquired taste, draws a lot of attention and is fun to drive.
On the positive side, the old girl goes quiet well. When I got the car I fitted a new exhaust manifold and a ring gear carrier (an arrangement peculiar to this model) at quiet some cost. Also fitted were 5 new custom 15inch wheels and tyres. Had the head done and fitted new pistons and sleeves. The motor was already fitted with late model D con. Rods and slipper bearings. An electric water pump and twin thermo fans take care of the cooling along with a recond. radiator. The electrics have been well modified with a new 80amp Bosh alternator feeding a recently replaced HD battery.
The brakes have all been relined with soft linings, wheel cylinders have stainless steel sleeves and the system has a PBRV40 vacuum booster and all new rubber hoses and brake pipes. Good Brakes. The most recent addition has been electric power steering for which a legal Modification Plate is attached. Light steering. Seats, door trims and dash are tidy. Fuel system sorted including a POR treatment to the interior of the fuel tank. Clean fuel. New gas Pedders all round. Good ride.
The old girl screams patina. Paint is blistered and missing, the chrome is rusty and she will rattle on rough roads. Leaks in the rain. Needs a hood lining and interior trim.
Currently SIV registered (Club rego.) not transferable. It would be your choice as to whether you drive it in its present state or restore it to its potential glory.