The Top Gear team has been some of the privileged few who has delved into Citroen's private and (up until this point) secret vehicle collection. With over 400 historically significant Citroens in a carefully temperature controlled warehouse, visitors are not permitted...which makes it such a treat that Top Gear took some photos whilst they were there.
You'll see photos of:
- 1970 M35 Prototype Coupe
- A uniquely painted DS X2 (by French artist, Jean-Pierre Lihou)
- A 4WD Citroen BX-4TC
- Citroen AX roadster called the Xanthia
- A collection of Citroen rally cars
- The striking yellow Citroen 2CV that James Bond drive in For Your Eyes Only
- Citroen DS presidential Limo
- Citroen Tubik Concept
- and much, much more.
It is a fascinating insight into the history of Citroen and answers one of the age old questions: why is the Citroen logo made up of Chevrons? It is because their gears were manufactured in this shape.
With Citroen a sprightly 93 years old, you can expect to see a huge range of iconic vehicles in one place. If this was any other manufacturers "secret stash" of cars, you could expect a lot less imaginative shapes and iconic rides.
Head over the Top Gear gallery page showing the private Citroen collection here.