Classic Car Catalogue

Citroën 1959

2 CV  
DS/ID 19  

France

Zaprezentowany w ubiegłym roku ID 19 break dostępny jest w odmianach: Luxe Break, Luxe Familiale, Normale Commerciale i Comfort Ambulance. DS 19 Prestige ma wydzielony przedział kierowcy i jako pierwszy na swiecie wyposażony jest w radiotelefon umożliwiający prowadzenie rozmów z abonentami na całym swiecie (pod warunkiem że samochód znajduje się w zasięgu usytuowanej w Paryżu centrali).
Kabriolet produkowany jest w firmie Chapron.
Przeprowadzono reorganizację linii montażowych. Dzięki temu DS można zamówic w 124 kombinacjach kolorów.
ID 19 kierowany przez Paula Coltelloni z pilotem Alexandre zwycieżył w Rajdzie Monte Carlo. Ponadto Coltelloni wygrał rajdowe mistrzostwa Europy, startując w Citroënie i Alfa Romeo. A mówili że ten samochód nie ma szans w sporcie...
Ciekawostką w ofercie firmy jest 2 CV Sahara wyposażony w dwa silniki napędzające niezależnie przednie i tylne koła.
Od sierpnia do 2CV można zamówić fabryczne radio "Radioën.
Firma wyprodukowala 287 tys. samochodów.
Angielska fabryka w Slough podjęła produkcję pierwszego nie-francuskiego Citroëna Bijou.
Presented for the first time at last year's Paris Motor Show '19 Break' estate car is available as 'Luxe Break', Luxe Familiale', 'Normale Commerciale' and 'Comfort Ambulance'.
On demand the new DS 19 Prestige can be fitted with a telephone. If the car remains within the range of the exchange situated in Paris, it is possible to make phone-calls all over the world. Far gone are the times when the only colours for the old 11CV was black or grey. The DS is now available in 124 colour schemes!
The convertible is built by Chapron.
For some time the motor press commented the new Citroën is 'motor sport unable' but this year Coltelloni and Alexandre proved this not to be true. In the ID 19 they won the most prestigious and gruelling Rallye Monte Carlo. After a few more victories Coltelloni become European Rallye Champion.
Citroën produced 287.000 cars this year.
The English assembly in Slough started production of the very first non-French Citroën Bijou based on the 2CV.
 

2 CV

wb: 240 cm B2 cyl.
375 cm³
9 ch
B2 cyl.
425 cm³
12 ch
B2 cyl.
425 cm³
12 ch
B2 cyl.
425 cm³
12 ch
2x B2 cyl.
2x 425 cm³
24 ch
berline
price in Oct.
A AZ
444,900 F
AZL
467,100 F
AZLP
473,600 F
4x4
862,000 F
fourgonnette AU AZU AZUL - -
2 CV A and AU - discontinued at the beginning of 1959

 From May the 2 CV AZL and AZLP benefit from a new, more efficient heating system.
 In October, the Paris Show saw the 2 CV with new colours, different tires and an optional "Radioën" transistor radio, supplied by Continental Edison.
 Still only a prototype, the 2 CV 4x4 (unofficially called Sahara), undergone more tests during the summer and evolved again. It now has different vents in the rear quarter panels, different rear lights and fuel filler neck through the driver door.
Citroën 2 CV AZLP
The new heating system arrangement.
The new heating: 1. bigger windscreen defroster nozzle, 2 and 3. adjusting knobs.
The 2 CV at Paris Motor Show in October.
2 CV 4x4 at Turin Motor Show.
In its elements, the 2 CV 4x4 in the Sahara desert in the summer 1959.
Citroën 2 CV 4x4 in its final configuration, with different rear lights, rear vents and a fuel filler through the driver door.
Citroën 2 CV AZU
Founded in the mid-1920s, the Belgian Citroën subsidiary, is one of the most active ones. In their factory, located near Brussels, they put in production of the 2 CV specially adapted for Belgium. These models retain the bodywork of the French 2 CV, but they are distinguished by a more neat equipment and various specific arrangements.
Launched at the Brussels Salon in 1954, the first Belgian 2 CV benefited from chrome bumpers, wing guards, hubcaps and colourful interior trim. At the Amsterdam Motor Show, opened in early 1959, Citroën-Belgique displayed a new model called 'Week end', based on the van but with large side windows and interior equipment that make it an interesting economy estate. The Belgian subsidiary also assembles a 2 CV sedan equipped with six instead of four side windows.
Citroën 2 CV range for Belgian market.
Citroën 2 CV AZ Berline
Citroën 2 CV AZL Berline Luxe
Citroën 2 CV AZC Commerciale
Citroën 2 CV AZUL Weekend
Citroën 2 CV AZU
Citroën 2 CV AZL 3
Citroën 2 CV AZUL
 

DS and ID 19

wb: 3125 mm 4 cyl.
1911 cm³
75 ch
4 cyl.
1911 cm³
63 ch
4 cyl.
1911 cm³
66 ch
4 cyl.
1911 cm³
69 ch
DS 19 berline
price in Oct.
DS 19
1,173,100 F
- - -
DS 19 berline
price in Oct.
Prestige
1,444,500 F
- - -
ID 19 berline
price in Oct.
- Normale
946,300 F
- -
ID 19 berline
price in Oct.
- - Luxe
-
Luxe
1,018,000 F
ID 19 berline
price in Oct.
- - Confort
-
Confort
1,064,400 F
ID 19 familiale
price in Oct.
- - - Luxe
1,311,300 F
ID 19 familiale
price in Oct.
- - - Confort
1,346,700 F
ID 19 break
price in Oct.
- - - Luxe
1,278,600 F
ID 19 break
price in Oct.
- - - Confort
1,343,800 F
ID 19 commerciale
price in Oct.
- - - commerciale
1,300,000 F
ID 66 bhp replaced with 69 bhp in October

For 1959 the ID 19 Luxe and ID 19 Confort has a small, chrome hubcaps, chrome surrounds for side windows, side lights on the pillars, square reflectors in the rear and some improvements to the interior.
The DS 19 did not change for 1959, but a new luxury version, the 'Prestige' offers exceptional equipment. Usually delivered in black with grey interior finished by Chapron, the car features a glass partition between the driver and the rear compartment and, on demand, a radio-telephone. Optional extras: 38,500 for intercom, 85,000 for radio and 655,000 for radio-telephone (that's more than the 2 CV!).
In the summer a version of the ID 19 called "voiture de maître" with interior separation and console for rear passengers with radio controls and two ashtrays. 23 of those were sold this year.
For 1960 the ID 19 received new rear wings, which allow the bumpers to blend-in more harmonious into the line of the car. Engine power is increased from 66 to 69 bhp.
Launched at the 1958 Paris Motor Show, the ID 19 estates did not enter the market until October this year. They undergone many changes: rear bumper and rear light housings has different shape, the familiale gained folding mid seat and a slightly narrower, facing forward bench in the boot. The range has been extended and offers two trims: Luxe and Confort in both: familiale and break. The break Luxe has fold-down rear seat and rear folding seats at the far end; break Confort with non-folding rear seats and folding far end seats; familiale Confort with three folding seats facing the road, arranged in front of a fixed back seat; commerciale with folding rear seat and no third row seats; ambulance (derived from the ID Comfort) with stretcher and fold-able nurse's seat. All estates are equipped with 12V rather than 6V electrical system.
The DS 19 for 1960 follows the same improvements to the rear wings as the ID. The dual ignition system has been replaced with more conventional one.
ID 19 Confort model '59.
ID 19 Confort in Citroën showroom at Champs-Élysées in Paris.
ID 19 Confort has square instead of round reflectors.
ID 19 Luxe model '59 with hubcaps and small position lights on side pillars.
ID 19 Luxe has a new interior with door armrests.
Citroën DS 19
Citroën ID 19
DS 19
DS 19
ID 19
DS 19
DS 19
DS 19 Prestige
DS 19
DS 19 Prestige
ID 19 "voiture de maître".
ID 19 "voiture de maître".
ID 19 model '60.
ID 19 model '60.
ID 19 familiale at Paris Show.
ID 19 familiale at Paris Show.
ID 19 break at Paris Show.
DS and ID models for 1960 at Paris Motor Show.
DS 19 model '60 at Paris Motor Show.
 

Zwyciestwo zalogi Coltelloni/ Alexandre w DS 19 w Rajdzie Monte Carlo.

Zwycięzcy RMC przy swoim ID 19.
Since 1953, when it broke nine international speed records, the 2 CV has acquired the reputation of a surprisingly robust adventurer in more or less reckless raids and tours around the world.
Jacques Cornet and the Georges Kihm have managed the trip Paris-Tokyo and return. Following this feat, these two daring travellers were the first winners of the "Prix du tour du monde in 2 CV" created by Citroën in 1957.
Jean-Claude Baudot and Jacques Séguéla traveling 100,000 kilometres around the world between October 9, 1958 - the day of their official departure and November 12, 1959 when they returned to Paris after. During this journey, they crossed fifty countries, confronted eight deserts and met many adventures. Like Cornet and Kihm two years earlier, Baudot and Séguéla were awarded the Citroën world tour prize in 1959.
Jean-Claude Baudot and Jacques Séguéla back in Paris after travelling 100,000 km
around the world.