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2×6 Kneeling Car Hauler: 1980 Citroen CX Custom

November 20, 2017

This 1980 Citroen CX was converted to a tandem rear axle car hauler in 1996, similar to several period factory and aftermarket builds like the Loadrunner. Photos aren’t the best, but what can be made out suggests pretty good build quality–it also seems like the vehicle could be very useful as an actual car hauler, with the large bed showing lots of tie-down hooks and a nice, gradual incline. Combined with ramps and a modified, six-wheel version of the car’s factory self-leveling, adjustable-height oleopneumatic suspension system, it shouldn’t be too difficult to load even low vehicles we’d guess–unfortunately the seller provides neither load capacity info nor photos of the vehicle carrying a load. Find it here on FINN in Kolbotn, Norway for 305k NOK (~$38k USD today). Special thanks to BaT reader Yob S. for this submission.

The seller doesn’t say which configuration this one began life as, but the conversion itself looks pretty well thought out, even if we wouldn’t trust the crash structure in front of the repurposed tailgate rear window to keep a car out of the cabin in an emergency. It’s certainly not a short vehicle, but even factory long-wheelbase Prestige models reportedly have a relatively tight turning circle of 12 meters.

There are no photos of the cab interior or engine. There aren’t any capturing a car strapped down to the back either, but everything to make it happen appears to be present, apparently including a small electric winch. Hauling capacity in terms of weight isn’t mentioned, but output for the 2,347cc carbureted four is 123 HP driving the fronts through a manual gearbox.

 

 

 

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