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    Watch out everyone my 5CV has hit the road, built in the days when power anything was not even an option.



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    Very nice indeed, great to see some early Cits being restored. I have had the pleasure of sitting in Ron Westwoods 5CV over here which was meant to be the 1st car to circumnavigate Australia & thought it was a great little car. Are there many of these roadworthy in Australia do you know? Looks like you will have fun driving around in that anyway, good on you! I would love to restore a C6 someday, pure class!
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    I have to say, that is one of the most delightfull citroŽns i have ever seen!! very well done! john s
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    Mark

    You are a busy restoration nutter. That is one good looking 5CV.

    The stable must be looking pretty flash by now
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    Hi Mark,

    what an amazing looking car. You must be intending to open a Citroen museum with cars of that quality You do realise you still need a CX for your collection

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    Thanks Guys, the fun is driving it, a real challenge with the brake pedal on the right and the accelerator in the middle. But the real problem is that the foot brake operates a transmission brake and the hand brake the rear brake drums! The diffs on these (a real chevron one) are weak so hard braking with the foot brake is a no no. Although as the top speed is 60kph everything is relative.

    BTW I cannot take all the credit for this one as she was very straight and mechanically spot on except for the magnito. Leigh Mason the previous owner did all the really hard work.
    Mark McKibbin

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