1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project  Chassis no. 359965

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Lot 307
1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project
Registration no. 957 XVG Chassis no. 359965

£ 5,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 8,100
To be sold without reserve
1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project
Registration no. 957 XVG
Chassis no. 359965
Odometer reading: 98,629
MoT expiry date: exempt

*One of the 20th Century's all-time classic cars
*Recent major service and other works
*Offered for further restoration


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 favoured car of the environmentally-concerned motorist. Although the original 375cc air-cooled flat-twin engine grew, eventually, to 602cc, the 2CV's performance remained modest at around 70mph 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.
Following a period of storage this 425cc 2CV benefits from a recent (October 2020) service and other works carried out (invoice on file). Nevertheless, the car is reported to require some further restoration before returning to the road and thus is sold strictly as viewed.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 46/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 14/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 2
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 10/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 2
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 10/20
    Mechanical components: 2
    Running: 2
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8/20
    Axles: 2
    Brakes: 2
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Suspension: 2

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4/10
    Ancillary components: 2
    Main components: 2

    Car History File: 0/5
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1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project  Chassis no. 359965
1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project  Chassis no. 359965
1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project  Chassis no. 359965
1957 Citroën 2CV Saloon Project  Chassis no. 359965
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