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CitroŽn Type B18

1927 - 1928


Twenty years ago, in 1996, I wrote "The Type B18 was a limited edition of 1200 enlarged B14Gs intended for export to the Far East. They were all fitted with right hand drive and had an enlarged track of 1.42 m.

The picture above is of a left-hand drive B14G since, to the best of my knowledge, there are no photographs of this model."

And then, in 2016, Wouter Jansen, the editor of CITROEXPERT kindly sent me this very rare picture of a B18.
The car pictured is a military version.  Approximately 100 were sold to the French army and all were fitted with right hand drive steering.


Type B18 

Number of cylinders


Cubic capacity

1 583cm3

Bore and stroke

70 x 100mm

Power output

22 bhp @ 2 300 rpm


Rear wheel drive via three speed gearbox


Foot operated pedal operating on drums front and rear


Front : single quarter eliptical springs
Rear : twin quarter elliptical springs with shock absorbers 


Worm and roller

Top speed

80 kph

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