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The Quail Auction / 1969 Citroën ID20 Familial Wagon Chassis no. 3988573

Lot 18
1969 Citroën ID20 Familial Wagon
19 August 2022, 11:00 PDT
Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Lot to be sold without reserve

US$40,000 - US$70,000

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1969 Citroën ID20 Familial Wagon
Chassis no. 3988573

1,986cc Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
90bhp at 5,900rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Hydro-pneumatic Suspension
2-Front Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Well-preserved, fully restored in France by marque specialist
*Four speed manual transmission
*One of the true motoring icons of the 20th century
*Rare Familial version – Fold down rear seats


Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary Traction Avant, Citroën stunned the world in 1955, with the launch of the strikingly styled DS. Beneath the newcomer's aerodynamically efficient, low-drag body shell, there was all-independent, self-leveling, hydro-pneumatic suspension, plus power-operated brakes, clutch, and steering.
With the DS's introduction, Citroën stole a significant advantage over the competition.
No European car would match the DS's ride quality for several years, the fundamental soundness of Citroën's ahead-of-its-time hydro-pneumatic suspension being demonstrated by its survival in computer-controlled form into the 21st century.

In their station wagon version, the ID and later DS for the DS23 were particularly practical.
Thanks to the long wheelbase and front-wheel drive configuration, the rear boot was huge and allowed a higher load volume than competing models.
In addition, the oleo-pneumatic suspension prevented the car from sagging when loaded, thanks to the weight correction device. 

This body was proposed by Citroën with various equipment, commercial or family.
The example on offer is an ID20 Break. The extremely clever interior design allows for 6 people to travel on the front and rear seat benches.
A further two people can be seated in foldable seats in the trunk compartment. These seats and the rear bench can also be folded down flat, creating a cargo area of over 2m in length. In a way, this car foreshadowed the MP and SUV.
This versatility makes it possible to combine business with pleasure: an original car, with a revolutionary shape, ideal for strolling or traveling with the family, which makes it a sought-after model.


This gorgeous, restored Citroën ID20 Familial Station Wagon was meticulously restored in France by a well-known Citroën specialist.
It was taken down to bare metal and off the frame.
All components, including suspension, all mechanical bushings, steering components, and drivetrain have been refurbished.
According to the previous owner, a total amount in excess of €35,000 was spent on the restoration. This is a car restored with passion, love, and no expenses spared.
Due to its unique hydro-pneumatic suspension, the Citroën ID20 is also known to be one of the most comfortable station wagon cars of its era to drive, giving the driver the feeling of flying on a cloud, a unique and fun experience.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of French automotive history.
This car is ready to be driven anywhere and could be enjoyed as a part of any collection, or as the ultimate, but then The Most Ultimate surf wagon.

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