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Citroen VLH M7 4X4 1971

Sold For £6,741

France
Artcurial Auctions (Heuliez) 07/07/2012


Chassis No 15GA3763
Unique prototype
Very original military project
Functional

The M7 comes from a time in the 1970’s when Citroën wanted to offer a vehicle for the French military that was an all-terrain vehicle and could compete with the Willys Jeep. Four fully equipped soldiers together with radio equipment could be transported, and also could be jettisoned by parachute from the helicopter, the hydro actually designed chassis and mechanical components come from GS. The rather functional design was led by Jacques Cooper, who was also responsible for the design of the French TGV fast train.

This prototype was kept by Henri Heuliez and was repainted in his favourite colour, metallic blue. It is still in nice original condition as is the interior and the softop. The odometer shows 358 km and the car is running with its hydrolical suspension.

The car has a French grey card from the original base of a Citroën GS from November 1971 and a Heuliez chassis number.

Sold no reserve
Estimate: £6,641 - £13,283.
Sold for:   £6,741