Prototype Citroen M35

Prototype Citroen M35
Explanation Citroen M35
Citroen M35 for sale
FrançaisNederlandsEnglish (UK)
Homepage Citroen M35Citroen M35 on FacebookContact

Content of this page

Kijk hier voor historie, artikelen en naslagwerken

Kijk hier welke auto's gebouwd zijn en wat er over bekend is

Kijk hier wat er allemaal met M35's beleefd wordt

L'Opération M35

La nouvelle Opération M35

Earlier on we mentioned the coming auction of the Heuliez-collection. Now the catalogue is online, it contains quite some beautiful and typical items. Two cars are M35-related, ofcourse the blue No. 39 owned by Mr. Heuliez and the Simca 1501 Coupé.

The whole catalogue can be found through this link; to Catalogue Artcurial.

In an article on the Auto Illustrierte website I found this M35 in a collection owned by the Swiss family Junod. Unfortunately I can't see the number on the fender. We're going to investigate it!


This will lead you directly to the article.

Since the weekend the M35's are under one roof again. Much cosier!

M35 No. 54 Sold
M35 No. 83 Still available
M35 No. 92 Still available
M35 No. 94 Still available
M35 No. 100 Still available
M35 No. 112 Still available
M35 No. 122 Sold
M35 No. 386 Sold
M35 No. 415 Nog beschikbaar
M35 No. 447 Sold
M35 No. 470 Sold
M35 No. 473 Own collection

Door: Kees-Jan Smit

Het lettertype van de tekst op de voorspatborden van de Citroen M35 namaken, hoe doe je dat?

(Translation by Hugo Veldkamp)


Copy a font which was applied to the front wings of a prototype Citroën. How do you do that actually?


Notable to the fonts, which are applied by Citroën to the M35, are the rounding’s to the bottom of the t and the ‘swipe’ at the y s’ tail. As far as I know this doesn’t occur on any standard font type, so an adjustment to the shape of an existing font will be necessary. First we start looking for a font which can be used for a start. Therefore we check the typographic characteristics, such as the relation between bold and regular and rounding’s of, for example, the p, o and e. These have to be similar as much as possible with the original to get to a perfect result. Therefore we should imagine the design department of Citroën in 1970.


A common used sans serif font at that time in France is Univers, which was designed in 1956 by the Swiss Adrian Frutiger. On most points it is quite similar to the font used on the front wing, but on some spots it is missing a certain linearity. During those days Max Miedinger from Switzerland designed the well-known Helvetica. Helvetica is a bit less dashing than the Univers font, but Citroën would not use such a ordinary font as Helvetica on a special prototype like the M35, would they? But yes, they did.

There is no translation available for this article.

We would very much appreciate it, if you would like to translate it.

Vandaag was het dan zover, de M35-site is online. We hebben er lang en hard aan gewerkt. Er is gekozen voor een vorm waarin we middels korte berichten telkens iets nieuws naar voren kunnen brengen. Dat kan over een individuele auto zijn, over de historie, technische documenten en naslagwerken, evenementen, zolang het maar over de Citroën M35 gaat of direct mee te maken heeft.