During the 1950s, various manufacturers worked on designing a new kind of small-form mobility. The microcar became popular. Designs, construction and concepts were released from various part of Europe. Also in the Netherlands, companies tried to succeed in this market. One of these companies developed the Citeria, a little sportscar with BMW technology.
Financial malpractice prevented this company to flourish. Which is why precisely one production-ready copy was built.
In November of 1958, the Citeria was presented at the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands. In the rather long run-up to the launch, this little car had caused quite some commotion and now the moment was finally there for the attendees to experience the result. One of the attendees was Carel Godin de Beaufort, who demonstrated the car. The Citeria was well-received. Mister Van Beekum (founder) positioned it as a sportscar. The car was quite complete. For a considerable price of 7,450 euros, the car came with a hardtop.
The press expressed the wish for a series production of the Citeria. Their wish did not come true unfortunately, as the company incurred serious financial problems after the Citeria’s initiation. To keep head above water, financial documents were falsified. When this came to light, the company went bankrupt. The production-ready Zandvoort Criteria was sold to a mister in ‘t Gooi (the Netherlands).
The car can be viewed and picked up in Witmarsum, the Netherlands.
- Modell típusa
- Itt található:
- Autótest stílusa
- 14218 km
- Regisztrációs papírok
- holland rendszámmal
- 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
- Horse Power
- Cubic capacity