After the Beetle, the Mini, the Fiat 500, now the R5 is about to rise from its ashes.
The return of the R5 this time 100% electric
But, unlike its illustrious and famous predecessors, the R5 will be exclusively electric. For those who haven’t seen the photos, take a look on the internet, it’s really not bad. The enthusiasm is such that we are already talking about an electric 4L project! We are now impatiently awaiting the new 205 but above all, above all obviously, the new 2 CV.
There are no projects in the boxes of Peugeot and Citroën a priori, but by dint of talking about it, it could well inspire Carlos Tavares, the new boss of Stellantis, the group into which Peugeot-Citroën has merged with Fiat. Now, if you own one of these older cars, or some with some flair, listen to me: you have every interest in taking care of them, and, if necessary, putting them back in the saddle.
A derogatory status for these vintage cars
Why ? Because these old vehicles benefit from a derogatory status: they have the right to circulate everywhere, including in the big cities: the traffic restrictions do not concern them. Then because insurance for an old vehicle costs only a few tens of euros a year.
Finally, because there is a real used car market for more than 30 years. Even a Citroën GS sells for between 2,000 and 4,000 euros, which is no small feat. Remember, however, that you need to request a collection registration card for your old car. Even an old tractor or an old van are eligible. As a bonus, with a car registration document, the technical control is less severe, and it takes place once every 5 years, and not every 2 years.