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Citroën 5HP Torpédo Cabriolet 2 Places C.2 '25

Citroën 5HP Torpédo Cabriolet 2 Places C.2 '25 (1925)

Reference ch.8551
Make Citroën
Model 5HP Torpédo Cabriolet 2 Places C.2 '25
Type cabrio
Construction year 1925
KM -
Cilinder displacement 855
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive

With trailer

C.2 with"chassis court"

The Citroën Type C was a light car made by the French Citroen car company between 1922 and 1926 with almost 81,000 units 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 The car was originally called the Type C but was updated to the C2 in 1924 which was in turn superseded by the slightly longer C3 in 1925.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'

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.

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 (torpedos) made.

  • Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 225 (1301)
  • Weight: kg (lb): 590 (1301)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: inline 4 855 cc (52 cu in), front-mounted
  • Valve gear: 8
  • Gearbox: 3-speed manual
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 11 hp at 2100 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 61 km/h (38 mph)
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