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Lot 242 - 1986 Citroen 2CV Charleston

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€12,226

Auction Interclassics Maastricht January 2017
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Lot Number 242
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number VF7AZKACCKA215258
Year 1986
Make Citroen
Model 2CV Charleston

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In late 1980, the Charleston cost 24,800 francs, a premium of 4,820 francs over a 2CV6 Spéciale and 1,500 francs over a 2CV6 Club. For the sake of comparison, that same year a two-door Volkswagen Golf cost 29,490 francs. The 8,000 examples of the Charleston sold out very quickly and the car was added to the Citroën catalogue as a regular production model in July of 1981. In its transition from a limited-edition to a regular-production model, the Charleston gained disc brakes up front, chromed headlight housings and a a diamond-stitched cloth upholstery.

The car became an instant hit and it enabled Citroën’s top brass to justify keeping the car around for a little longer. In July of 1982, Citroën offered the Charleston with a yellow and black two-tone motif that was not particularly popular among shoppers. It was replaced by a grey and black motif in July of 1983. The Charleston became the best-selling 2CV in the 1980s, and it was part of the lineup up until the deux chevaux was given the axe on July 27th, 1990.  Finished in the very stylish combination of black over light grey, this is an excellent example of what is one of the most iconic cars of the last century.


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