Wankel attempt: 1971 Citroen M35 by Heuliez

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This rare find is a Citroen M35 (chassis #449), one of the very few survived during the last 40 years. It was based on the chassis of the Ami8 but it is different in many ways.

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First of all the body, which has a lower roof, a fastback tail and two doors only, the body as built by Heuliez coachworks which shaped also a different nose and interior tailored for this specific model. Although the chassis numbers are up to 1000, only 267 were built and this s the first one we see for sale in years.

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Then the engine: for the first time for Citroen a 500 c.c. Wankel engine was adopted: it had an high displacement/power ration but unfortunately the unit had several problems, among which an high oil consumption ad a low reliability as many didn’t last over 60k kilometers. These things, mated to an high price, sanctioned the end of this car. This paricular specimen looks a great candidate to restore: complete, apparently almost rustless, truly a must for any euro cars collector. Find it for sale at €29,990 (today $32,000) here in Chagny , France.

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