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Lot 125 - 1985 Citroen 2CV Special

Two Owners From New

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ESTIMATE €8,000- €10,000

Auction Techno Classica April 2017
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Lot Number 125
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number VF7AZKAOOKA119680
Year 1985
Make Citroen
Model 2CV Special

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Description

The Citroën 2CV or ‘deux chevaux’ (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker Citroën from 1948-1990. It was technologically advanced and innovative but with uncompromisingly utilitarian and unconventional looks. Its deceptively simple Bauhaus inspired bodywork belied the sheer quality of its underly- ing engineering. It was designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and carts and is considered one of Citroën’s most iconic cars. In 1953, ‘Autocar’ in a techni- cal review of the car, wrote of, “…the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford”.

It was described by CAR magazine journalist and author L. Setright as “the most in- telligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car.” It was designed for low cost, simplicity of use, versatility, reliability, and off-road driving. For this it had a light, easily serviceable engine, extremely soft, long travel suspension (with adjustable ride height), high ground clearance and for oversized loads, a car-wide canvas sunroof.

This fantastically original 2CV, finished in its original colour of Blue Celeste, is present- ed in nice unrestored condition, having had just two French owners from new. First registered to the dry climate of the South of France, this 2CV has recently benefitted from a new roof, seats and new tyres all round.

These 2CVs are great fun and are a wonderfully usable classic icon.


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