1979 Citroen 2CV ( Deux Chevaux ) in White/Red
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.
This delightful French classic is one of the later models and therefore benefits from several decades of refinement and development. 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.
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