Sacré bleu! That’s a lot of Citroëns

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US. The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citro�n exhibition ever held in the US.

Californian museum hosts retrospective of French carmaker

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California is hosting the biggest Citroën exhibition ever held in the US.

The exhibition, which is titled; "Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique" features cars that span the 98 years of the French car manufacturers existence, as well as a comprehensive study of Andre Citroën himself.

The exhibit seeks to celebrate what it calls "One of the world’s greatest and quirkiest manufacturers".

"Citroën is a marque that has always appealed to me on some level," says Mullin Automotive Museum founder and CEO Peter Mullin.

"The way in which the company set about designing its often odd but always stunning vehicles, packing them with wildly innovative technologies, is fascinating to me. I’m so pleased that we will soon be able to share these incredible vehicles with the public who may not have ever seen them in person and I hope we’re able to create a new legion of Citroën devotees."

The exhibition has some pretty rare French metal on show, with 46 in total, including; a rare twin-engined 2CV Sahara, a Traction Avant Cabriolet and an iconic HY Van. Visitors will also get to see modern Citroëns such as the 2007 C6 and the 2009 C3 Pluriel as well as several late production model 2CVs dating from the 1980s and early 1990s, none of which were ever sold in the US.

The museum says it also wanted to properly recognise the company that was responsible for building Europe’s first mass-produced car, the Citroën Type A and for being the company that first popularised the front wheel drive layout (not sure I’d be proud of that).

Anyone interested in the exhibition needn’t immediately buy plane a ticket to California, as the exhibition is running until autumn of 2018.

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