<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)

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Lot 217
c.1985 Citroën 2CV Charleston

Sold for US$ 20,160 inc. premium
c.1985 Citroën 2CV Charleston
Chassis no. (to be announced)

602cc OHV Flat Twin
Single Carburetor
29bhp at 3,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Leading and Rear Trailing Arm Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*From the Collection of Walter & Emily Mead
*One owner from new
*Just 4,590 original miles
*Iconic French cult classic


THE 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, the 2CV's performance remained relatively modest at around 110km/h flat-out, not that that concerned the majority of its devotees for whom the roomy interior, full-length sunroof and frugal fuel consumption were of far greater importance. It was a sad day for many when the last French-built 2CV left the Levallois factory in 1988, although production continued in Portugal for two more years.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This iconic 2CV Charleston was ordered new by Mr. Walter Mead, and would join the ranks of some of Europe's finest sports cars within his collection. The exterior is finished in an eye-catching burgundy and black paint job with the 15-inch steel wheels painted to match. Specific to the Charleston, the interior contains the separate two front seats, covered in gray cloth upholstery. Driven sparingly, the car has traveled fewer than 4,600 miles from new. Thought to be highly original with a light recommissioning, this French cult classic would make a great Sunday ride to the beach or your favorite local coffee shop. Stand out from the crowd in this fun and quirky ride.

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<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
<b>c.1985 Citro&#235;n 2CV Charleston</b><br />Chassis no. (to be announced)
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