The 2CV Van was launched in 1950 as the AU. In 1954 the engine was uprated from 375cc to 425cc, and the model renamed AZU. This model was to remain in production until 1972, with many detail changes over the years, and was the last A-Series to keep ‘old-style’ mechanicals, with 425 engine and chassis-mounted pedal gear.
The stunning and rare 2CV AK350 you see here is one of the most desirable versions, with a low roof, small corrugated sheet and iron steering wheel. Until only a few years ago it was still in regular service in southern France. When purchased, the car was rust-free but did have traces of use, therefore it has enjoyed a program of refurbishment by the current owner, a serial Citroen collector.
The AK350 benefitted from mechanical refurbishment by a 2CV specialist, with components being dismantled, cleaned and fitted with new seals where necessary. The carburettor and brakes system have been rebuilt, a new exhaust system fitted was installed, and then the whole van was repainted inside and out in its original colour of Gris-Rosé. As a finishing touch the wheels, tires, wheels, batteries and seat covers were renewed.
Offered in excellent condition in all respects, this delightful AK350 provides fantastic fun for the Citroen enthusiast, or alternatively an interesting an unusual way to promote your small business.