1971 Citroen 2CV Convertible
A lollopy, characterful, ancient Citroen that has become legend.
Produced between 1948 and 1990, (yes, that really is 42 years of
production), the 2CV, (deux-chevaux or 'two horses'), was
originally conceived in the late Thirties as a rugged, useful,
affordable car. Famously, it was designed with very specific
requirements, including being able to carry four people and 50kg of
goods at 30mph, across muddy and unpaved roads if necessary. In
fact, it was suggested at the prototype stage that the 2CV should
be able to carry a basket of eggs across a ploughed field without
whipping up an interior omelette, and also manage something like
80mpg while doing so. That's one hell of a design brief, and yet,
after quite a few prototypes, Citroen actually managed it. Thx to
Top Gear/Tom Ford
For consignment a 1971 version as titled, but in actuality a VIN
VERIFIED 1985 version to get it into the US and all their importing
laws. Also it's a consignor stated "Dolly" which only debuted in
1985. From its humble beginnings as a car which could actually be
ordered without any interior upholstery, to a show stopper when
they would see how many clowns could fit into one, to more recently
becoming star of the silver screen, now a cult classic. Not
changing in design too much since its inception, this version has a
consignor stated original paint in gray, (which has inclusions and
orange peel, as well as some dings sprayed over), so it is a good
change its a respray. Although looking good to say the least. This
consignment also comes with a 2CV scooter custom made and that is
24V electric powered. It is fabricated from 2CV fenders, and
various other 2CV parts. Plus this rare find also comes with a
Besco suitcase "trailer" for the scooter imported from France in
1980. A truly "dent de pole" right here in our Hallowed Halls.
Toulouse Lautrec eat your heart out.
Car: In true Deux Chevaux fashion it is a Dolly, from its Dolly
debut year of 1985. This one is two tone with doors and side panels
in darker gray, and 40's fenders, rounded hood and rounded roofline
in white. Hang off the fender, lights in chrome with visors and a
fog light on the front bumper, and a small lightning bolt
emblazoned grille and a fully retracting roofline sunroof in
canvas, this car just bleeds fun. It's a definite collector, with
the passenger cabin looking much like the VW with its rounded
styling. In fact Hitler went to great lengths to get the tooling
for this car based on its suspension and ability to go virtually
anywhere without tipping over, but alas was unsuccessful. The rear
of the car appears as an "airflow " car would have come right out
of 1940's. With the cost being half, upkeep being a fraction of a
sports or other classic you can have twice the fun.
Trailer: A Besco suitcase trailer imported from 1980, it is unique
in its design as the actual suitcase becomes the trailer. It weighs
nearly 63 lbs and has a capacity of 330 lbs. It presents in
beautiful condition and takes up an amazingly small footprint.
Scooter: Fashioned from 2CV fiberglass reproduction fenders and
various other parts, save for the directional pointing of the
lighting, it's a bit difficult to see whether this scooter is
coming or going?! It is a 24V battery operated version capable of
12mph and a distance of 15 miles. It's aptly named Un Cheval which
translates to 1 horse, as opposed to the car which is Deux horses!
A really fun piece looking like a rusted hulk in perfect condition,
with plenty of lighting, a single bike seat, and handlebar
controls. I'll have an Absynthe!
A swing of the simple doors the panels show up in black broadcloth
with the only embellishments being the speaker and a strap to pull
them shut. Inside charcoal gray carpeting floods the floors and
above wide blue broadcloth buckets in excellent condition grace the
interior in the front, and an overstuffed bench is in the back. The
dash retains the simplicity of design with plenty of storage in
open shelving. In front of the driver is a small dash in black
metal with a central gauge and some extra toggles knobs and lights.
The center of the dash is gray textured trunk paint, and it houses
the ignition and a traffic minder to help you see the lights above
without craning around the windshield visor. The canvas top folds
back past the rear glass and when closed, conceals virtually the
entire roofline and when top is down, leaving it to the open air.
Je te plumerai-right from our showroom floor.
Under "le hood" sits a clean 602cc 2 cylinder engine which has a
purported 29hp output. There is a 1 barrel Solex carburetor, and it
sports a 4 speed manual transmission. The rear axle is weighing in
at 4.125. All is clean and nicely preserved under this hood. Ooooh
Disc braking and independent suspension are unique to this car and
allow the suspension to interconnect via a series of springs, some
called volute springs, and other parts that Mein Fuhrer desperately
wanted to get his hands on, it was that good. Minimal surface rust
and some road dirt is the only thing I see under this wonderful
Not unlike the clowns that pile into this thing, my partner in
crime, our crack decoder, and resident clown, along with myself
took it through its paces. It ran beautifully, handled like a
champ, and off road will definitely go through anything that will
not be too tall to hang it up on its undercarriage. Very unique
experience not like any other we've had the pleasure to drive. And
enough with the french accented talking during the entire
Worth the price of admission, this car and its extras are a real
collectable trio. All in very nice condition, and you will be the
only one in your county to have one, (maybe even your state but one
never knows what lurks in the shadows). Truly French in every
aspect from a company which was forward thinking from its
inception, the Citroen 2 CV. Viola!!!
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