1924 CITROEN 5 HP C3 "torpedo 3-seater cloverleaf... - Lot 18 - Osenat

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1924 CITROEN 5 HP C3 "torpedo 3-seater cloverleaf... - Lot 18 - Osenat
1924 CITROEN 5 HP C3 "torpedo 3-seater cloverleaf t3-2 Chassis n° 22634 Same owner for 32 years French registration 6 000 / 8 000€ While the French government was encouraging carmakers to invest in cycle-cars through tax breaks, Citroën preferred to focus on small cars. The 5HP was the first Citroën to enter the small car segment, then monopolized by Peugeot and Renault. Such was its success that, at the same date, it accounted for almost half of Citroën's sales. In 1923, a cabriolet version with 3 seats, 2 in front and one in back, was launched, earning it the nickname 5 HP "Trèfle". The model offered is a 3-seater torpedo (T3-2) or "Trèfle" with 3 seats. The body is also based on a wooden structure, to which preformed sheet metal is nailed. This model is in good overall condition, with a number of special features that suggest period modifications to make it more modern. The windscreen is shorter and more curved than the original one, taking the form of a windscreen. Also, the lights are mounted lower than original, and the fenders are more curved, more modern. All vehicles in the Rollet collection have been out of service for at least 5 years, and will need to be recommissioned. All the vehicles in the Rollet collection have been out of service for at least 5 years, and will need to be recommissioned 1924 CITROEN 5 HP C3 "torpedo 3-seater cloverleaf t3-2 Chassis n° 22634 Same owner for 32 years French registration While the French government encouraged carmakers to invest in cycle-cars through tax breaks, Citroën preferred to focus on small cars. The 5HP was the first Citroën to enter the small car segment, then monopolized by Peugeot and Renault. Such was its success that, at the same date, it accounted for almost half of Citroën's sales. In 1923, a cabriolet version with 3 seats, 2 in front and one in back, was launched, earning it the nickname 5 HP "Trèfle". The model offered was a 3-seater torpedo (T3-2) or "Trèfle" with 3 seats. The body is also based on a wooden structure, to which preformed sheet metal is nailed. This model is in good overall condition, with a number of special features that suggest period modifications to make it more modern. The windscreen is shorter and more curved than the original one, taking the form of a windscreen. Also, the headlamps are mounted lower than original, and the fenders are more curved, more modern.
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