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Increasingly sought after worldwide, the 1:18 scale has now become a point of reference, and is greatly appreciated by every generation of collectors and car enthusiasts.

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  • When it appeared at the Paris show of 1955, the Citroën DS had the effect of a bombshell. Developed under the code name VGD (Véhicule de Grande Diffusion, Large Circulation Vehicle), it brought to the market original ideas such as its hydropneumatics suspension. A simplified version was presented following a push by Pierre Bercot, head of the company. It...

  • When it appeared at the Paris show of 1955, the Citroën DS had the effect of a bombshell. Developed under the code name VGD (Véhicule de Grande Diffusion, Large Circulation Vehicle), it brought to the market original ideas such as its hydropneumatics suspension. A simplified version was presented following a push by Pierre Bercot, head of the company. It...

  • The Citroën Traction came with a number of technological breakthroughs. When it came out in 1938, it abandoned the idea of propulsion that gave it front-wheel drive, its structure was monohulled, its brakes hydraulic, and its suspension was equipped with 4 independent wheels. The handling and technological advancements of the 11CV suddenly put all its...

  • The Targa Florio is one of the oldest, most dangerous, sinewy racing circuits in the world. It has more than 1000 bends, in other words a turn every 90 metres. In 1973, Martini Racing placed their 911 RSR on the track, shedding as much weight from it as they could using fibreglass. The competition-grade pneumatics and its 2.7 litre engine pushed to 210...

  • This Porsche 911 joined the world back in 1973, with the ambition of becoming part of the European GT championship. The objective was to beat its Ferrari rival who, with its 365 GTB Daytona was equipped with an engine twice the size of the German's. The base of the car was a 911 S that had already proven itself in rallies. The weight was reduced to a...

  • The Renault 5 Turbo, the sports version of the urban Renault, was entirely rethought. Its purpose was to validate the 400 units necessary to accredit it for rally-driving. Its Cléon Fonte engine was redesigned by Alpine. With its newly-installed turbo, it could reach 160 hp, and had 1.4 liters. The positioning of the propulsion unit was changed, placing...

  • In 1981, for the twelfth film in the James Bond franchise, Citroën jumped at the opportunity to plug their famous 2CV. Four special cars were used for the film. This series was based on the 2CV6, inheriting square front lights and disk brakes, and coloured a Helios yellow. 1000 cars were produced, 500 of which were for France, the other 500 for the...

  • The HY saw the light of day in 1948. Post-war France needed utility vehicles to rebuild the country and boost the economy. It was under the guidance of Pierre Boulanger that the car was born, with the main priority being practicality, solidity, and reusing existing parts from the brand. Its development was started back during the war in the greatest...

  • Caroll Shelby was a Texan pilot who was forced to stop his career in 1960 at the age of 37, due to health concerns. Thus began a dream of his to produce the ultimate American sports car, capable of competing with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche. First, the chassis, that he found with the English manufacturer AC Bristol. Associated to a Ford V8, the car...

  • "To each his H, always the same and yet always different", they used to say of Citroën. Succeeding the famous "Tub" (Low Utility Traction), the H or HY, was a phenomenal success, and was produced for over 30 years: shopkeepers, holidaymakers, alongside law enforcement officials, everyone had one. It is a very distinctive car, thanks to its undulating...

  • The direct descendant of the 2CV Fourgonnette saw the light of day at the end of 1977, in the Spanish factory of Vigo. Its bicylinder boxer engine of 602 cm3 had 35 horsepower in its later version, with the engine having been borrowed from the Ami 8. This allowed the little utility car to reach 102 km/h, all the while ensuring France's logistics and...

  • This Porsche 911 joined the world back in 1973, with the ambition of becoming part of the European GT championship. The objective was to beat its Ferrari rival who, with its 365 GTB Daytona was equipped with an engine twice the size of the German's. The base of the car was a 911 S that had already proven itself in rallies. The weight was reduced to a...

  • The Renault 5 Turbo was designed for the sole purpose of making this urban series shine in competition. Those terms would  be fulfilled for several years running as this radically different R5 defended its brand's reputation around the globe. In 1984 this version, piloted by the French driver Bruno Saby and co-piloted by Jean-François Faucille, started a...

  • The direct descendant of the 2CV Fourgonnette saw the light of day at the end of 1977, in the Spanish factory of Vigo. Its bicylinder boxer engine of 602 cm3 had 35 horsepower in its later version, with the engine having been borrowed from the Ami 8. This allowed the little utility car to reach 102 km/h, all the while ensuring France's logistics and...

  • The Renault 4, commonly referred to as the 4L, first appeared in 1961. It was immediately embraced by the french people, who made of this car a legend amongst its peers. With its straightforward design it became a favourite for the police, the post, families and even the Marreau brothers for the Paris Dakar. Becoming a symbol of the Seguin Island factory,...

  • Born on the 18th April 1934, the Citroën Traction marked history. As soon as it came into the world with its innovations – of which traction control, from which it draws its names – and in 1936, when the development cost of the sedan bankrupted the firm, and its eventual takeover by Michelin. This traction, after having been requisitioned by the German...

  • The Citroën 2CV6 France 3 was made in 1983, for the America Cup. The manufacturer Citroën sponsors the boat "France 3". On each sale, a profit is paid for the maintenance of the sailboat. It was sale in England under the name of "Beach Combers", and under the name of "Transat" for Germany and Benelux.

  • Unless than four 1303 S group 2 (1600 cc, 135 hp, 5-speed gearbox) was prepared by Porsche-Austria for the Acropolis Rally. This beetle was driven by Harry Källström, but never arrived at the end of the race and must abandon this race during the second step.

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