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French Blue | Sedan | 4 Speed Manual | 602 cc 2 cylinder | 19,210 miles showing | SOLD
Enough room for four adults and their best Sunday-Hats, storage space to fit 50kg of potatoes and able to carry a basket of eggs over a ploughed field without breaking one of them, this was the brief for what would be one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century, the Citroën two steam horse, or commonly known as the 2CV. .
Designed for the average Frenchman to get into a motorcar, the Citroën Deux Chevaux prototypes, or then known as the TPV were set to be unveiled in 1939, however due to the Nazi invasion of France this had to be put on hold. After World War II, the 2CV was officially released in 1948 and didn’t stop for the next 42 years.
Receiving popular approval in the rural world for its go-everywhere suspension, the 2CV was adored by the low earners for its unbeatable price and for what it represented; a car beyond time, beyond fashion and which knew every variation.
By the 1970’s, the Deux Chevaux gained many improvements including rear light units, individual seats, three-point seat belts, padded single-spoke steering wheel, ashtrays and offered with an optional 602cc displacement renamed the 2CV 6.
Offered on our showroom floor is this stunning fully restored original right-hand drive 1979 Citroën 2CV 6 Club in French Blue over Beige Striped Trim.
The subject of a sympathetic restoration, the owner of this magnificent 2CV 6 spent 4 years masterfully rebuilding this 2CV from the ground up. Presenting today in next to concours condition and having travelled just 2,200 kms since the restoration, this Citroën would be the perfect go-to for any discerning collector or budding classic car enthusiast.
The paint finish is immaculate all around, extending into the engine bay, under the wheel arches and interior walls where it next to perfect. The genuine factory pinstriped beige trim has been used for seating, the signature umbrella handle gearshift remains along with the factory padded single spoke steering wheel.
In accompanied with the 2CV are a set of keys, a swathe of invoices detailing all genuine parts from marque specialists used to restore the vehicle as well as an original Citroën 2CV workshop manual.
An absolute legend of automotive history, the 2CV proved that not just the rich could drive a motorcar. A quirky and characterful classic that everyone can enjoy, this Citroën is no exception. A turn-key example, this two-steam horse is ready for its next custodian.