$27,000 – Washington, D.C.:
“This Citroën Visa II Chrono is a one owner car (I am the second owner) purchased in the Netherlands. The car was cherished in the private collection of a Citroën representative, hence, its 12,000 original kilometers (7,500 miles). The car is in original condition with the exception of the rear bumper which was repainted as Waxoyl applied for rust proofing by the owner had discolored the paint. The car presents as new in every respect – the finest existent outside of the Citroen Conservatoire (museum)! Before being shipped to the US, the car was serviced from top to bottom by André Pol of Citroën André. André checked every function to ensure that the car would live up to its legendary reliability and mechanical robustness. Since, it has been garaged covered and maintained with perfection by my mechanic.
The (my) car was featured by Autoweek magazine (see link: https://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/citroen-visa-ii-chrono-hot-hatch-rally-style) or Google “Citroen Visa Chrono.” It has also won awards including being selected as an Elite Award Member at the Carlisle Import show in 2017.
Produced for only 1982 and 1983, a total of 2,160 Visa Chronos were produced for the French market and 1,650 for export (Austria, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland). The Chrono features a ‘Chrono only’ unique dashboard with beautiful Jaeger gauges. In the 1980s the Visa Chrono was a competitor of the Renault R5 GT and the Peugeot 205 GTI. The Chrono has an extensive racing history so between this, rust, and accidents, very few remain on the road. Cherished by hardcore Citroen sporting fans, in the last few years, the car is now recognized as a collector item due to its rarity and racing heritage.
All Visa Chronos were white (Blanc Meije) with white Amil aluminum wheels. The cars had stripes in the flag colors of the country in which it was sold. The French and Dutch versions both had red and blue stripes. All the interiors were in blue fabric with racing seats and rally style dashboard gauges. The bodywork (e.g., spoilers, fender extensions) was the work of French coachbuilder Heuliez (Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, Renault 5 Turbo). French versions were each numbered on the driver’s door – Dutch models were not numbered.
The standard car has a 4 cylinder 1.360 cc engine with 93hp (export 80hp) and 5-speed. Not very much horsepower in the 21st Century but enough to be considered a “hot hatch” in the 1980s. Advertisements referred to the Visa Chrono as Un Monstre (A Monster). At only 850 kilos (1,874 pounds), it had a top speed of 173 km/h (108 mph) and 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 MPH) of 10.2 seconds (factory numbers). To put it into historical perspective, acceleration was faster than the 1983 BMW 320i (12.5), Audi Coupe GT (11.8), and Mercedes 190E (10.8). The engine and weight of the car make it a blast to drive.
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20037
VIN #: VF7VDVR0000VR2398
Exterior: White (AC 088)
Interior: Blue “