Citroën Type C3 from 1921. 4 cylinders, 5HP

The Citroën Type C was a light car made by the French Citroën car company between 1922 and 1926 with almost 81,000 units being made. Known as Citroën 5HP or 5CV in France and 7.5HP in Britain, it was the second model of automobile designed and marketed by André Citroën, between 1922 and 1926.

It followed the 10HP “Type A ” (1919), then 10HP “B2” (1921); they were the first European mass-produced cars.

The first colour in which it was made was a pale “grapefruit” yellow which earned it the first nickname “petite citron” (little lemon). It was also nicknamed “Cul de poule” (hen’s bottom) or “boat tail” due to the rear of the little car’s body and also “Trefle” (clover leaf) referring to the shape of the three-seat version.

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