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The French brand will celebrate its 100th birthday at Motorclassica this year, when it kicks off on October 11.

Citroen will celebrate its 100th anniversary at Motorclassica this year, promising to wheel out some of the most significant cars from its Australian history in the process.

Last year, the event celebrated 70 years of Porsche, 70 years of Harley-Davidson, featured a tribute to Cadillac, and was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz – based on that, we’d suggest Citroen won’t be alone in showcasing its classic wares to highlight a milestone this year.

A collection of 17 significant Citroens, ranging from the first Type A two-door convertible to the legendary SM, will be on display at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne between October 11 and 13.

The first car to circumnavigate mainland Australia, the 1923 5CV, will also be on show. It usually lives in Canberra, but will make the trip to Melbourne for the event.

“In the history of the automobile it’s arguable, indeed probable, that Citroen has been the most innovative of all car manufacturers,” said Paul Mathers, Motorclassica event director.

“It has been responsible for so many innovative and now-iconic models, like the Traction Avant, the 2CV, DS, CX, Mehari, the SM, the C6 and so many more.”

Motorclassica kicks off at on October 11.

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