I got my first lei in Hawaii in my brand new 1952 748cc 4CV Renault. It was the first of three of the same model that I have enjoyed over my automotive ownership.

This Renault that I am selling is of the same lineage as my original. In it I happily beat Henry Kaiser’s 1954 first fiberglass Darrin sports car in an 8 hour rally around Hawaii. My navigator, US Coast Guard Lt. Dolliver, reminded me as we were driving that he was married and had two children who expected him home after the driving event ended in the morning so “slow it down.” My competition included members of the Sports Car Club of America and the MG club of Hawaii driving their prized TC’s, TD’s, Jaguar 120’s, Jowett Jupiters, Austin Healeys, Triumph TR2’s and cars of that ilk.

The car that I am selling ascended from the cool Arizona environment after 40 years in the wilderness with no tablets (or commandments) in hand, or parts manual, but in parts.  I had tracked the car for several years on the usual search engines before finally picking the car up in Phoenix, Arizona in 2000.Of course, the car was designed as a rear-engine car but the previous owner for some reason had moved the engine from its proper position to the rear seat before abandoning it.

Over the last 20 years real car loving mechanics have tended to this Southern California classic rebuild as I happily enjoyed the thumbs up of other drivers, photos at stop signs, and other accolades such as “People’s Choice” awards on a couple occasions at Citroen Car Club Rendezvous.

I was an owner/driver of a Citroen Maserati (SM) for 28 years. I appreciate the accoutrements of the marque, as does Jay Leno in his “Jay Leno’s Garage” TV series. The Citroen club has generously allowed me to display my 4CV at their events.

The late/great past president pf the Citroen club, Wally Escherich installed a transmission in my 4CV about 3 years ago.  The owner of Dave’s European Auto Service, (Dave Miller) has been the perfectionist mechanic I have depended upon for several years. He will be happy to answer your technical questions about the car.

Dave can be reached at 951 663-0547 or

The car is at my home in Hemet

Larry Peacock

1295 S. Cawston Ave. Space 107

Hemet, CA 92545

951 929-9243


































1974 DS 23 Pallas FOR SALE

5 Speed

Turning lights

Odometer reads 19533

Clear California title and current registration


Dennis Nishitsuji

San Dimas
















1954 Citroen Traction Avant Light 15 For Sale

(same model as the French built Legere). For those unfamiliar with this model of Citroen, it was built from 1934 to 1957.  When this car was introduced, it was on the leading edge of technology with monocoque construction, four wheel independent torsion bar suspension, front wheel drive and Lockheed hydraulic brakes. 

This car was built in Citroen’s factory in Slough, England for export to South Africa. Driven in South Africa for 18 years (it has the original South Africa Auto Association badges front and rear).  The family then moved to Botswana for two years (it has the original Botswana Insurance Stickers on the inside of the windshield). The car was then taken to Quebec Canada where it was stored on the second floor of a barn for 30 years. In 2005 the car was removed from the barn and given to a member of the Citroen Auto Club of Canada in Toronto. It was gone through mechanically, re-wired and a beautiful interior installed.  I purchased the car in 2015 and brought it to California. New tires and drive-shafts were installed and the engine and transmission were gone through by a very good Traction mechanic in northern California. It is now reliable and drives and shifts beautifully. The cooling system is tight and a Pertronix ignition was also installed.  Because the car was built in England, it has an upgraded interior and has a 12 volt electrical system as opposed to the French built Tractions.  The paint condition is fair.

The car has won Best of Class and Best of Show awards at two Citroen West Coast Rendezvous and has won Best of Class at the Huntington Beach Concours and the Laguna Beach Classic Car Show. 

The car has 45,730 miles on the odometer and a clean, current California title.

Asking Price: $22,000

Rod Pick
































































1987 2CV Charleston For Sale

It is currently in Petaluma and has been fully restored over the past two years.  Has had some work done by Peter Koine in Belmont, CA.



Janet Pierucci, PhD