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I am an Aerospace Engineer, Technology Hobbyist, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Collector of Rare Automobiles, specifically Classic Citroens. I  enjoy educating others about automotive technology.
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Last Updated by: admin on 08 October 12 @ 03:30 PM EST

03 September 16 @ 05:42 PM

CarCynic Sales: 1961 Mercedes 190SL "Barn Find"

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For Sale: Desirable and Restorable 1961 Mercedes 190SL

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Posted by: admin on 03 September 16 @ 05:42 PM EST [Article Anchor]

02 September 16 @ 03:00 PM

Introducing CarCynic Sales

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When I mention that I run a Automotive related website, people say -- "Great !-- Will you sell my car for me?", well if a service is in demand, a service should be provided.

So today, the CarCynic announces a new feature here on -- CarCynic Sales.

For now, CarCynic Sales is limited to (as you may expect) very particular (and unusual) cars, and special situations -- i.e., my own cars, or speciality cars owned by people I meet or know personally.

Cars advertised on will also be featured on partner websites such as Bring a and others in the future.

To find all cars for sale on Sales, just hit this search.

There is no charge for listing a car on CarCynic Sales, but obviously, that is subject to change. Charges from partner websites may apply.

If you would like to list a car on CarCynic Sales or inquire about a car you see on CarCynic Sales, use the special (and rather obvious) email address of

Look for our first listings soon. (Hint: It's a very desirable and valuable Classic Mercedes)

Posted by: admin on 02 September 16 @ 03:00 PM EST

02 September 16 @ 02:38 PM

Ahead of Paris Motor Show, Citroen Unveils the CXpirience

In the lead-up to the Paris Motor Show, Citroen has unvield yet another prototype in thier flagship CX/C6 line -- The Citroen CXpirience:

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Photo: Citroen

Please visit the Carcynic Citroen C6/CX page, which has more information about this car.

Posted by: admin on 02 September 16 @ 02:38 PM EST

07 June 16 @ 10:04 PM

What's with the Citroën / Peugeot symbols in the Trump University logo?

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Is there a connection between Donald Trump and PSA - The parent company of Citroën and Peugeot?

When stereotypical male interests and money are mixed togerther, the result is almost always an exotic car or cars. Donald Trump happens to be of the male gender and he happens to have loads of money, and yes, The Donald likes his cars.

Exactly what cars he owns was a bit hard to determine in the admittedly small amount of research I did for this article.

But bear with this ole' Cynic for a moment, and I'll get to the Trump / Citroën relationship.


Posted by: carcynic on 07 June 16 @ 10:04 PM EST [Article Anchor]

28 January 16 @ 11:54 AM

Citroën C6 Production to Resume

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Workers tease a pre-production Citroen C6 at the assembly line in China. Photo: CarNewsChina (edited)

UPDATED with information about the Citroën CXpirience

The Citroën C6 is the car that won't (and shouldn't) die. In this article we'll take a look at Citroen's flagship cars -- and take a look at what is in the future for Citroen's top of the line.


Posted by: admin on 28 January 16 @ 11:54 AM EST [Article Anchor]

27 November 15 @ 12:34 PM

Yes, You can by a new Citroën in the United States (Part 2 - Update)

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Photos: Wikimedia, and original sources unknown. Composite:

In Part 1 of this article, We learned that there are several models of cars sold in the united states that are essentially the same vehicle as Citroen Models sold in Europe. This article updates that with one more, and some speculation about the future....


Posted by: carcynic on 27 November 15 @ 12:34 PM EST [Article Anchor]

19 November 15 @ 11:08 PM

Citroën Reboots WRC Efforts

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Caption: This is what happens when a certain Korean Car company tries to challenge Citroën for 2nd Place in the WRC Manufactures Championship. Photo taken from still frame of FIA/WRC video:
Other than Ego's, there were no injuries in the event depicted.

First, the Bad News: There will be no official, factory Citroëns in the 2016 WRC (World Rally Chamipionship).
The good news is that Citroen will be back in 2017 with new cars and a fresh start.

Click on to Read the CarCynic's witty WRC commentary...


Posted by: carcynic on 19 November 15 @ 11:08 PM EST [Article Anchor]

28 July 15 @ 10:45 PM

The CarCynic speaks with Jerome Vassallo, Elio Motor's VP of Sales

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The CarCynic met up with Elio's Jerome Vassallo, Vice-President of Sales at The Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction in West Palm Beach, FL. Hit the Read More Link below to read about our conversation, and some things about the Elio car that Elio Motors can't tell you.


Posted by: carcynic on 28 July 15 @ 10:45 PM EST [Article Anchor]

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