Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal Tank
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Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Citroen
  • Model: M35
  • VIN: PROTOTYPE424
  • Mileage Shown: 68,873km (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Silver
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Montréal, QC H2J 2H1
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0045739-DT

A historic automotive curiosity, the Citroën M35 is a compact two-door coupe derived from the Ami 8 and was created as an experimental vehicle equipped with a Wankel engine and hydropneumatic suspension. The M35 was never officially sold, instead, it was given to top Citroën customers for their review and feedback towards future models. While 500 units were planned to be built in total, only 267 were ultimately produced. The car’s warranty was recalled by Citroën in 1974 and owners were offered a generous trade-in offer on a new car, while all the M35s that were returned to Citroën were eventually destroyed. This example, no. 424,  was retained by its original owner and remained in Europe until 2004 when it was imported to Canada. The car had reportedly been a static museum display and was completely refurbished for road use with a rebuilt engine. This rare Citroën is now being offered for auction out of Canada.

The M35’s bodywork is similar to the four-door Ami 8 it was based on, featuring a unique downward-curved bonnet and covered rear wheels. These experimental cars include prototype designation of the front fenders along with a banner on the rear window reading in French “This Citroën M35 prototype fitted with a rotary piston engine is undergoing long-term testing at the hands of a Citroën customer.” Other details include chrome trim and bumpers, a driver’s side mirror, and body-colored steel wheels with chromed hubcaps.

The cabin features black and silver vinyl upholstery with basketweave pattern seat centers and brown constants on the door panels. Accessories include a single-spoke steering wheel, manual windows, an analog clock, a Veglia speedometer, and an aftermarket Jaeger tachometer to the right of the steering wheel.

The M35 is powered by a 49cc single-rotor Wankel engine from Comotor, a company that was formed in conjunction with NSU and Citroën in 1967. It delivers up to 49 HP to the front wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox. The seller indicates the engine has been rebuilt and the car is in full operating condition.

 

The seller would like you to know:  "Proud to present to Pcarmaket Audience a Prestigious Collection of the most sophisticated Citroën out there, all in beautiful to Perfect Conservation condition. The first to be launched is/was a little-known model, even new to seasoned Citroën enthusiasts. The Fabulous M35 was a prototype not sold to the public, but offered to the best, most select clients back then. This car traveled, from one collection to the next for decades in Europe. It was exported to Canada in 2004 and then underwent an engine Restoration to put it back on the Road to fulfill its original mission. To Be Driven! The car is driven constantly. Great Overall shape in the original Patina, the one you can’t fake. HydroPneumatic suspension( similar to the DS ) works perfectly. BID, a lot, to WIN!"

 
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  • AlexBert (seller) 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Thanks so Much Bidders & Commenters. Price 🏷️ Known. Drop Post Auction Bids. Ideally Buy Now. We will find a Happy Middle for Sure in a timely Manner. Have a Pleasant Weekend.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Once in a lifetime Opportunity…

  • Wurth 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,230

  • Fanforlife 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $14,980

  • FJAM 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $14,730

  • Wurth 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $14,450

  • FJAM 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $14,200

  • Wurth 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $13,950

  • FJAM 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $13,700

  • Wurth 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $13,250

  • FJAM 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $12,700

  • junkman356 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $11,750

  • eurocars2407 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • junkman356 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $11,250

  • eurocars2407 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • junkman356 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • eurocars2407 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • citro72 3 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $9,750

  • eurocars2407 3 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • junkman356 3 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • citro72 3 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • junkman356 3 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • eurocars2407 3 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • AlexBert (seller) 4 days, 10 hoursago

    Less than 24 hours on the clock.
    I do have Owner on SpeedDial

    Any question / Concern: PLEASE Chime-in 🛎️
    Very Easy to import. Seamless process.

    Just Do it ✔️

  • junkman356 6 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • pcardbag 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • Chasgould 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • pcardbag 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $750

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    A real unicorn is offered this week to all Citroën enthusiasts worldwide. Please Share / transfer the link of the auction to buddies in the community who own & drive Citroën. Rare Event the opportunity to scoop a Prototype M35, not originally offered to the public.

    It Works like New. Hydropneumatic suspension works as well as new. In this compact format, makes it a unique experience. Like riding a marshmallow. Exquisite experience. A true one.

    It is Inspected. Registered. Roadworthy. i can bring it to the Champlain, 🆕 York Entry in the Cargo Area free of Charge. Easy peasy to import.

    Another Citroen in your Stable, or a First 1… YES!

  • TubeGuy (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Wow I was surprised how smooth the engine sounded.

  • Cjbenedikt (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    This is an outstanding discovery and a must have for any serious collector. Almost impossible to put a value on. GLWT

DT: 1972 Citroën M35 Prototype 424
Buy Now: $26,500 Final Bid: $15,230
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