Scarce 1920s Andre Citroen Torpedo 5HP Boat Tail Tin Car w/ BOX! Wind Up Toy



  • Simply Amazing example of a mid-1920s Andre Citroen Model Car
  • Jouet Mechanique No. 61, Citroen 5HP Torpedo
  • Original painted yellow body with black chassis and trim. Maroon embossed seat and interior with detailed dash panel.
  • Dummy headlights, beautifully detailed grill. License plates (front and rear) marked “142-E-3”
  • Large painted tin wheels with operable front steering, side mounted spare
  • undercarriage is stamped “Automobile Mecanique, Andre Citroen, Made in France”
  • Large Rear Mounted Spring Drive, Key included. on/off lever break. Tested and in good order
  • ORIGINAL BOX!  Even harder to come by than the toys themselves. The original instructions even remain attached under the lid!
  • Car measures approx. 12-1/4″ L x 5-1/4″ W x 6″ Tall (approx. 1/10 scale I am told)
  • A beauty!


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SKU: 61549 Category: Toys Tags: Antique Toys, Cars, Citroen, French Toys, Sold, Vintage, Wind Up Toys


Excellent overall original condition. Body shows some mild scattered oxidation. Minor loss to the original yellow and black paint on the body/chassis, with some light scratching and a few nicks here and there. Interior shows some light loss to the maroon red, and the black on the steering wheel. Dash intact. Wheels are in great shape, showing some moderate loss on the riding edge from use. Clockwork is strong and was tested to be in good order. The original box has repairs and touch ups on the lid. The base shows some moderate wear and has two puncture holes on the ends., and a missing staple on one corner.


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