1988 Citroën CX Prestige séparation chauffeur ex-Mairie de Paris

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1988 Citroën CX Prestige séparation chauffeur ex-Mairie de Paris

Car used by Jacques Chirac

Exceptional history

Only 32 000 km

French title

Chassis n° VF7MANP0001NP9112

The CX is the first Citroën production car with a front transverse engine. When it was launched, it impressed journalists with its outstanding road-going qualities and comfort. Although criticised at its debut in 1974, the large saloon was a commercial success. The following year, a Prestige luxury version appeared in the catalog. This one is lengthened (of 25 cm) and will see its roof raised two years later. President Giscard d’Estaing complained about the lack of headroom when seated in the back. Indeed, the CX quickly became the emblematic car of the governing institutions and was adopted by Jacques Chirac who was paraded on the Champs Elysées on the evening of his presidential election in 1995. When the CX is restyled in 1985, the Prestige also adopts the supercharger and officially becomes the most expensive Citroën available.

The example we present is an exceptional CX 25 Prestige Turbo 2 with driver separation. This car was ordered by the City of Paris from Labbé in 1988. At that time, Jacques Chirac left his position as Prime Minister and returned to his post as Mayor of Paris. Very sensitive to the comfort of this car, we can assume that he was himself the one to request this car. This CX was put into circulation on December 5th 1988 and will be kept by the City of Paris until 1995 when Jacques Chirac becomes President of the Republic. It was therefore used for all his travels within the framework of his municipal functions. The second owner of this car in 1995, a scientist, had himself travelled in this car accompanied by Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Michel Rocard. The CX Prestige with driver separation are extremely rare. Based on a longer chassis, this example made by the Labbé company has a black livery associated with a beige leather interior. The upholstery and paintwork have recently been completely restored. Under the hood, we find the 2.5 l turbo of 168 hp which has been revised. This exceptional car with its history and its unusual configuration has all the arguments to seduce collectors in search of the rare pearl.

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