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    Default Most desirable French auto

    Being a bit of a noob here I'm not sure if this has been done before, but I'm interested to know what the members most desirable automobile acquisition would be?

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    Everyone will have a different opinion, but at this point in time, for me, a Safrane Biturbo Baccara.
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    ID19F (first front) fitted with AC.

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    It just sold in the UK ... A Citroen CX2500 GTi Turbo II Prestige RHD.
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    Bugatti type 35
    Only as the Atlantic coupe with a supercharger. Seen the beastie in the metal and it is sublime.
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    I am always stunned by the beautiful lines on a DS.
    I still haven't sat in one yet so i can't express a complete opinion.

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    I think I'd have to confess mine is the Alpine A110.
    Fell in love the first time I saw one

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    505 v6 turbo

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    For me it would be a Citroën M35 as it's one of the ambitious and insane things the company ever slapped together.
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    Early Lotus Elite

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    If you want mad, there's none better than a Panhard (any), if you want fast, I think they still make the Veyron (though I am sure most would question its frenchness), if you want classy, there's the DS, if you want mignion/sporty you have the A110 or Simca 1200S, if you want brilliant you have the R8G, if you want more modern you can try the R5 Turbo, and if you want just cheap fun get a 205GTI, if you want cute there's the 2CV, ever reliable there's the R12, and so on.

    There's plenty other offerings for other tastes, but I would start by looking at the budget first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IThompson View Post
    I am always stunned by the beautiful lines on a DS.
    I still haven't sat in one yet so i can't express a complete opinion.

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    Best place is inside a DS ... even the back seat is a very comfortable place to be
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    That's a bit forward of you!

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    For me it would have to be the unobtainable Peugeot 504 Riviera Shooting Break

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    Quote Originally Posted by furneauxfrogger View Post
    For me it would have to be the unobtainable Peugeot 504 Riviera Shooting Break
    Just as rare ,the Citroen SM Cabriolet ,only one ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian b View Post
    Just as rare ,the Citroen SM Cabriolet ,only one ever made.
    When I google, I see them in lots of different colours. A white one would be nice.
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    I have been researching SM cabs and apparently 5 prototypes were produced by Chapron ,one being written off ,so 4 originals remain .There is now a company in Holland creating more by converting coupes to cabs.

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    for twisty "C" roads driving fun: Matra Djet (14" wheels best and an R5 Alpine engine conversion highly desirable)

    for demented quirkiness: Twizy F1

    as a hoon-mobile: a madly modified Dauphine

    as a piece of mobile art: Citroen Goddess or Bugatti Atlantique or Figoni and Falaschi bodied 30s Delage

    as a reliable every-day family car or for almost any other practical purpose: nothing French since the R12 wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post

    as a reliable every-day family car or for almost any other practical purpose: nothing French since the R12 wagon

    cheers! Peter
    I was chatting to a Lebanese guy the other day and he commented that R12s and old mercs were all over lebanon. They are "bullet proof" (not literally of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alastair Browne View Post
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    Is any of you know the history of this model of Simca?
    The car in the photo is in Montevideo, Uruguay
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