More than 16,000 parts for historic Peugeot and Citroën models are now available.

L’Aventure Peugeot Classic, L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS’s historic spares division, has organised its website to cater for most old Lion and Double Chevron owners.

With more parts set to be added as time goes on, it pays to check back regularly; while the main menus are in English, detailed spares categories are still printed in French.

Classic Peugeots are best served at the moment: most of its cars are listed, from the 1948 203 to the 307 of the late Nineties. Those with Peugeot commercial vehicles are also well served; the Boxer, J5, J7 and J9 are all catered for, along with the badge-engineered Mercedes G-Wagen (called a Peugeot P4 for French military purposes.

Classic Citroën models are rather more hit and miss – and parts for the Traction Avant and DS are notable by their absence. Nevertheless, the 2CV, Acadiane and Dyane have listings, along with the AX, BX, CX, GS and XM.

Owners of other ‘X cars’ (Xantia, Xsara, ZX ) don’t go home empty handed; neither do LN,LNA and Visa enthusiasts.

The wild Maserati-engined SM also has parts available (recognition perhaps of Citroën’s destruction of SM spares caches in period); at the other end of the spectrum, the ‘C’ range (C15, C25 and C35) of vans are also catered for.