Cars from 1920 to 1950 - The golden age of the car
Citroën C 5 HP
Body style: torpedo
After the success of the A-Series from 1919 onwards, André Citroën wanted to make waves, with an even more stripped-down model at an easily affordable price. The Type C was designed by talented engineer Edmond Moyet and soon became an ever-present fixture in the 1920s motoring landscape.
This popular little car, with its barely 700 cc engine, had a tiny boot accessed via a hatch on its “cul de poule” (hen’s bottom) rear, which lent it a sporty appearance. Looks can however be deceptive, and the poor little engine struggled to climb hills with two adults on board.