Citroën heritage enthusiasts eagerly participate in a historic auction, all lots sold and several world records set
At an auction held on Sunday 10 December 2017, Leclere Motorcars, the automotive department of the Leclere auction house, sold part of the stock of Conservatoire Citroën, the heritage site of the L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS association, for a total €773,000 (fees included)
Citroën Héritage sold 90 Automobilia lots and 65 vehicles without a reserve price. The auction was organised to enable enthusiasts to acquire vintage vehicles and prepare the new facilities for the upcoming relocation of the Conservatoire's inventory in the best possible manner.
In a rare occurrence, each one of the 155 lots found a buyer. The auction, organised live via telephone and the internet (www.drouotlive.com), was followed by 1,168 people. Out of the 621 individuals registered to bid, 311 did so, with 63 of them winning their bid, representing 69% of the lots.
The auction was held in the Conservatoire stock room, a unique and magical venue. Several clubs and members from France and overseas, together with a few partners, were invited to the event, which was attended by Xavier Peugeot, Chairman of L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS, and Alain Thuret, Chairman of the Amicale Citroën and DS France club federation. All the attendees spoke afterwards of the emotional aspect of the occasion as well as the robust sense of community that exists in the Citroën universe.
Among the records set:
- A 2000 XM V6 exclusive phase 2 from 2000, estimated at €4,000 - €6,000, was sold for €33,600
- A 1990 BX GTI, a plant pre-production model, estimated at €4,000 - €10,000, was sold for €11,200
- A model of the 2010 Tubik concept car, estimated at €20,000 - €30,000, was sold for €36,960
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The results of the auction are a source of true satisfaction for all those involved. It served to prepare for the new facilities in the best possible conditions while involving car enthusiasts, consistent with the values of the association. The results show – if ever further proof was necessary – that Citroën is a brand that stirs passion, a brand of passionate enthusiasts, and that this passion grows with each new day, regardless of generation or population.