1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244

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Lot 317*
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon

Sold for € 87,400 (US$ 99,155) inc. premium
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon
Chassis no. 0244
•Twin engined 2cv
•Rare 4x4 variant
•One of a mere 400 built
•Beautifully restored

Footnotes

  • One of the more unusual of the many 2CV variants, and certainly among the most collectible today, is the four-wheel drive 'Sahara' which, unusually, used a second engine to drive the rear wheels. This ingenious means of providing all-wheel drive had already been tried by some Citroën dealers, and by the end of the 1950s the factory had decided to produce its official version, which was intended mainly for use in the rough desert terrain of France's North African colonies. The first prototypes were shown to the motoring press in 1958, with production proper commencing in December 1960. As well as the additional engine, the Sahara featured a special chassis, reinforced suspension, wider wheel rims, twin fuel tanks (beneath the front seats) and countless other modifications to enable the car to cope with difficult terrain and climate. In 1962, following Algeria's independence, Citroën dropped the 'Sahara' name and the car became the '2CV 4x4'. It is estimated that approximately 700 of both designations were built.

    This delightful Citroën 2CV Sahara has had only one previous owner: a veterinarian who bought it to enable him to visit farms in the mountains. The car was completely restored over a 10-year period (2000-2010) using only original parts and is presented in concours condition. These twin-engined 2CVs rarely come to the market, and this beautifully presented example is worthy of the closest inspection. Ready for its next adventure, the car is offered with Swiss registration papers, 2016 MFK (TüV), FIVA identity card, and an original instruction manual.

    Please note this motor car is subject to the reduced local import tax should it remains in the EU.

    Bonhams is the guarantor of the customs duties and taxes clearance: consequently, this motor car cannot be released to the buyer or his transporter immediately after the sale.

    Citroën 2 CV Sahara 4x4 berline 1962
    Châssis n° 0244

    •2CV avec double moteur
    •Rare version 4x4
    •Une des seulement 700 produites
    •Très belle restauration

    La Sahara à quatre roues motrices, l'une des variantes les plus inhabituelle de la 2 CV et sûrement parmi les plus séduisantes, faisait appel à un second moteur pour rendre les roues arrière motrices. Ce moyen ingénieux d'offrir une transmission intégrale avait déjà été essayé par quelques concessionnaires Citroën et à la fin des années 1950, l'usine décida de produire sa propre version officielle, principalement destinée à l'usage sur les terres désertiques des colonies françaises d'Afrique du nord. Les premiers prototypes furent dévoilés à la presse automobile en 1958, la production débutant seulement en décembre 1960. En plus de son moteur supplémentaire, la Sahara recevait un châssis spécial, des suspensions renforcées, des roues plus larges, un double réservoir (sous les sièges avant) et de nombreuses autres modifications pour lui permettre d'affronter les terrains difficiles et le rude climat. En 1962, après l'indépendance de l'Algérie, Citroën abandonna le nom de Sahara et la voiture devint la 2 CV 4x4. On estime qu'environ 700 des deux modèles furent construits.

    Cette délicieuse Citroën 2 CV Sahara n'a connu qu'un propriétaire avant le vendeur, un vétérinaire qui l'avait achetée pour visiter les fermes dans les montagnes. La voiture a été complètement restaurée sur une période de 10 années (2000-2010) en n'utilisant que des pièces d'origine et se présente en « état concours ». Ces exceptionnelles 2 CV bimoteur se trouvent rarement sur le marché et cet exemplaire à la présentation impeccable mérite une attention toute particulière. Prête pour de nouvelles aventures, la voiture est immatriculée en Suisse, a passé son TüV (contrôle technique) en 2016, possède sa carte d'identité FIVA et son manuel d'instruction d'origine.

    Veuillez noter que si cette voiture reste dans la Communauté Européenne elle sera soumise à une taxe d'importation au taux réduit de la TVA à l'importation locale.

    Bonhams restant le garant des droits et taxes douanières, cette voiture ne pourra donc pas être récupérée par l'acheteur ou son transporteur immédiatement après la vente.
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1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Saloon  Chassis no. 0244
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