Tag Archives: Citroen

Non-Radio – Fleet Changes ’64 Studebaker Champ Pickup Arrives and Two French Cars Leave

The 1964 Studebaker Champ Pickup

As already mention, I picked up a very nice 1964 Studebaker 8E7 Champ Pickup Truck Wide-Bed for use at the hamshack/workshop.

Having said that someday I’d like a Studebaker Pickup, and that actual someday arrived.

I waived good bye to the Panhard 24bt 2-door, which while very rare in the USA and a very nice example, I did not fit very well  inside it or driving it. The XYL thought the Panhard 24bt was a very cute car, and she was not for selling it, but then she didn’t want to drive it either.

Also waived good bye to the Citroen DSuper5. Here I found the project of renovating an exceptionally solid and original car more exciting than driving the car, and the XYL gave the car a weak “meh” always suggesting we take out something else.

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For Sale – Thinning the fleet here

Thinning the fleet here – contact me for details of anything that catches your interest:

Cars and Bikes are in Wisconsin.

Backstory is these French cars were not shown at any shows in 2020 or 2021, and other than deliberately taking out on short drives we didn’t drive them either year. So while they are awesome cars, they didn’t make the cut..

Two of my motorcycles are also going to be sold:



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Non-Radio – Citroen Traction Avant 11BL

1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Sedan


Side view


A 1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL joined our fleet.

While having a very gangster/steampunk look, the Traction is technologically an advanced car for its era.

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Non-Radio – The Citroen DSuper5 Returns

1973 Citroen DSuper5 European Model

Virus lockdowns, personnel issues at the interior & body shop, and that I wasn’t pushing very hard made a couple weeks of work into a 7-1/2 month project. Didn’t make much sense to push when every possible car show was canceled.

A lot got done:

  • New (foam type) steering wheel (these are one piece wheel and upper column, and not very easy to replace)
  • Replacement leather interior
  • New mirrors (they are not adjusted right in the pictures)
  • New radio antenna
  • The Euro lights were knocked down & cleaned
  • Media blasted & powder coated the rims
  • New tires (modern current date coded Coker Michelin XAS, the correct ones)
  • All new hoses & belts
  • Radiator flushed & redone

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Non-Radio – the Big Citroen DSuper5 (DS21)

Another ongoing car project – a 1973/74 Citroen DSuper5 (registration paperwork shows 1973 but serial numbers indicate 1974) sedan that I bought in late 2017 from Canada.

The car was mechanically up to stuff having been doted over by one of Quebec’s best Citroen mechanics, but the interior was getting tired as was the paintwork.

Here is the car in pre-shipment photographs:

European Glassed-In Turning Headlights

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Considering a HF Mobile Station in one of my Vintage Cars – a 1974 Citroen DSuper5

I’m considering a HF Mobile Station in one of my Vintage Cars, a 1973/74 Citroen DSuper5 that I am in the midst of renovating.

Here is a picture at the start of the project:

1973/74 Citroen DSuper5

The car project needs to complete before I’ll consider adding a mobile station.  That is expected to happen in next several weeks.

Then the question is whether to do a 1970’s style classic station or use up to date radios?

I’m leaning towards modern gear, as I could hide the station in the glove box and trunk, and with a removable antenna setup I could avoid the “Gendarmerie Nationale” unmarked squad car look when at car shows (if they return).



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