<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648

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Lot 171
1979 Citroen 2CV

Sold for US$ 8,960 inc. premium
1979 Citroen 2CV
Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266
Engine no. 02003648

435cc Opposed 2-Cylinder Air Cooled Engine
Single Downdraft Carburetor
12bhp at 3600rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Beautiful restored example
*Great fun to own and drive
*One of the motoring icons of the 20th century
*Great beach or weekend car


THE CITROEN 2CV

Ranking alongside the Volkswagen Beetle, Mini, and Land Rover as one of the classic mass-produced cars of the post-war era, Citroën's quirky 2CV debuted in 1949. Intended to provide basic transport in a period of post-war austerity, the 2CV outlived its humble beginnings, going on to attain cult status as the favored car of the environmentally-concerned motorist. Although the original 375cc air-cooled flat-twin engine grew, eventually, to 602cc in 1961, the 2CV's performance remained modest at around 70mph flat-out, not that terminal velocity concerned the majority of its devotees, for whom the roomy interior, full-length sunroof and frugal fuel consumption were of far greater importance. Early 2CVs are now becoming increasingly sought after, with few original cars surviving the rigors of extreme mileage and maintenance on a shoestring budget. They have a purity and charm that gradually disappeared on later variants.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This delightful French classic on offer is one of the later models and therefore benefits from several decades of refinement and development. Unfortunately, the true origins of where the vehicles life began remains a mystery. However, the car was restored to a high standard in 2008 by a marque specialist, and great care was spent on making this a standout example. The exterior has been finished in a dazzling two tone red and white paint and the interior sports the classic tartan cloth. The 2CV also has the fabric roof, allowing for en plein air four-passenger motoring when desired, but with full weather protection if needed. Since the restoration was completed, the vehicle has been well taken care of and to this day presents well inside and out. Additionally, the mechanicals are in proper working order.

This a rare chance to acquire a wonderfully presented example of the charming early deux chevaux.

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<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
<b>1979 Citroen 2CV</b><br />Chassis no. GXYL02YL6266<br />Engine no. 02003648
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