The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, has expanded its “Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” exhibit with the addition of three vehicles from the innovative French automaker: a 1931 C4G; a 1975 CX2200 Berline; and a 1971 SM Bonneville Racecar (above, photo courtesy of the Mullin Museum).
Introduced in 1931, the C4G features a larger engine than the Type As — with a top speed of 56 mph and “floating power” engine technology to reduce vibrations. Utilizing the power plant from the DS and the steering components from the Maserati-powered SM, the 1975 CX2200 Berline succeeded the DS, being named Motor Trend “Car of the Year” in January 1975. The 1971 SM Bonneville Racecar combined Citroën’s front-wheel-drive technology with a Maserati V6, making it one of the most popular sports cars of its day and the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year.
“I’ve always been captivated by the unique aesthetic that is signature to the Citroën brand,” said Peter Mullin, the Museum’s founder and CEO. “Paired with exceptional technological features, the vehicles were truly ahead of their time. We are pleased to be able to share the stories of these unique vehicles, offering guests a one-of-kind glimpse into the brand’s progression.”
The Citroën exhibit is scheduled to close this spring, so for more information about either the exhibit or the museum, please visit www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com