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Europe’s other C15s’

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Europe’s other C15s’

Postby Mikee » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:36 am

Occassionally during the first months of this forum we've talked about the C15s' that weren't sold in the UK. To see if we can clarify things Joost has kindly scanned pdf's of the five seater C15 Club and the Durisotti converted C15 Grand Volume Brochures - although they're in Dutch language the photos and diagrams give you a fairly clear picture:

C15 Club: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B_ ... h&hl=en_GB

C15 Grand Volume: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B_ ... k&hl=en_GB

Accessories: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_yZ6o ... y=CMXDqdoF
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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby Mikee » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:45 pm

...having talked to Joost at Groesbeek and seen his Grand Volume, items 14 to 17 in the Accessorie Catalogue become more interesting. Joost has item 17 (the bulkhead behind the cab seats) bolted into his C15 - I never realised they sold such things - perhaps it was for the Grand Volume only eh.
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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby C15GrandVolume » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:27 pm

It was not only available for GV's, but for all C15's. I found mine at the breaker's yard, it was screwed into a normal C15D, that had been used as a chicken shed, so you can imagine how dirty it was.
But it's very rare, in all the hundreds, or I think even thousands of C15's I've seen in photo's I've only seen such a thing once.
The other bulkheads were made out of wood.

I will send you some more brochures Mike, one at a time, so your inbox will not suddenly be full ;)
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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby C15GrandVolume » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:36 am

German brochure about the '93 model (08-92):
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bx ... NDI1&hl=en

German brocure about the C15 RE and RD familiale. Probably printed in '92 or '93:
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bx ... MDU2&hl=en
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Above: My girlfriend's 1994 C15RD familiale Niveau II from Germany.

Dutch brochure about 'The new C15', 1984 or 1985.
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bx ... NTQ0&hl=en
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Above: My 1985 C15D in the yard of it's previous owner in Southern France, January 2010
2000 Fiat Scudo 2.0 HDI - daily drive
1995 C15D Grand Volume Durisotti - given away to a good friend...
1994 C15RD Niveau 2 - promoted to hay shed...
1985 C15D - long term project...
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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby DavidD » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:56 pm

C15GrandVolume wrote:It was not only available for GV's, but for all C15's. I found mine at the breaker's yard, it was screwed into a normal C15D, that had been used as a chicken shed, so you can imagine how dirty it was.
But it's very rare, in all the hundreds, or I think even thousands of C15's I've seen in photo's I've only seen such a thing once.
The other bulkheads were made out of wood.


Hello Joost,

I've regularly driven C15 in the past when I worked for a courier company and I've never seen one, pity really as fitting one of those must be a lot easier than making it out of wood, I guess it must be the cost that people off. Getting all that chicken sxxx off must have been good fun. Oh why oh why didn't Citroën sell the Familiale in the UK, I'm sure it would have sold well?

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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby Mikee » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:38 pm

DavidD wrote:Oh why oh why didn't Citroën sell the Familiale in the UK, I'm sure it would have sold well?

...I've always asked myself that one David, but until now I had no answers. Hey so I've just come across this in a 1985 Citroën Press Release citroen-press-releases-from-the-1980s-t437.html#p3586which goes part of the way to answering that question as far as the UK market is concerned:

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...so they had a display model on the stand at the 1985 Motorfair at Earles Court in London, and I guess they guaged the response to the Familiale partially there and then around the Boardroom table - anyway we didn't get it :o pity :!:
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Re: Europe’s other C15s’

Postby DavidD » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:53 pm

Hello Mike,

You old eagle eyes. I had a look on the net to see if there were any photos of the Citroën stand at the 1985 Motorfair. No luck apart from a 2cv and some CX photos. I still think they made the wrong decision.

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