1923 Citroën 5hp Type C3 '23
EUR 15,950JPY 2,013,050BGN 31,195CZK 417,730DKK 118,657GBP 14,186HUF 5,735,142PLN 72,380RON 77,737SEK 161,189CHF 17,234ISK 2,497,770NOK 164,457HRK 120,726RUB 1,420,986TRY 142,740AUD 24,949BRL 101,901CAD 24,533CNY 125,062HKD 149,938IDR 271,579,693ILS 60,762INR 1,414,167KRW 21,219,402MXN 383,467MYR 78,047NZD 26,881PHP 928,800SGD 25,664THB 580,516ZAR 293,714
Offered for: EUR 15,950
The Citroën Type C was made between 1922 and 1926 with almost 81,000 u being made. The car was originally called the Type C but was updated to the C2 in 1924 which was in turn superseded by the slightly longer C3 in 1925. The Type C was, and still is, also well known as the 5CV due to its French fiscal rating of its engine for taxation purposes. More colloquial sobriquets, referring to the tapered rear of the little car's body, were 'cul-de-poule' (hen's bottom) and 'boat deck Citroën'.
The four-cylinder, 856 cc (52.2 cu in) engine had a bore of 55 mm (2.2 in) and stroke of 90 mm (3.5 in), generating an output of 11 bhp (8.2 kW). There was a single Solex carburettor and magneto ignition. An electric starter was standard, allowing the car to be advertised as especially suitable for lady drivers.
There were two types of chassis: the C, which was also used for the C2, and the C3. They varied in length with the original Type C/C2 measuring 2.25 metres (7 ft 5 in) in length, and the 1925 C3 measuring 2.35 metres (7 ft 9 in). The suspension used inverted quarter elliptic springs at the front and rear, braking was on the rear wheels only, controlled by a hand lever, and on the transmission by the foot brake. The maximum speed was 60 km/h (37 mph) with a fuel consumption of 5 litres per 100 kilometres (56 mpg-imp; 47 mpg-US).
Only open bodies were made with the original Type C, often nicknamed the "Petit Citron" (little lemon), due to it only being available in yellow at first, as one of the more popular variants. The C2 tourer was a two-seat version but the C3 was a three-seat "Trefle" (Cloverleaf) three-seat model with room for a single passenger in the rear. There were also C2 and C3 Cabriolets made.
There was also a wide range of C2 and C3 commercial models with 32,567 being built.
- Length : cm (in): 330 (129.9)
- Width : cm (in): 140 (55.1)
- Height : cm (in): 155 (61)
- Wheelbase : cm (in) : 235 (92.5)
- Weight: kg (lb) : 590 (1302)
- Displacement : straight four 856 cc (52 ci), front-mounted
- Valve gear : 8
- Fuel system : 1 carburettor
- Gearbox : manual 3 speed
- Driven wheels : rear-wheel drive
- Maximum power : 11 bhp at 2100 rpm
- Maximum torque :
- Top speed : 60 km/h (37 mph)
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Steenweg op Deinze 51C
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