Lot 305 - 1986 12883 2CV Special
|Odometer reading||19,000 km|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
The Citroën 2CV or 'deux chevaux' (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker Citroën from 1948-1990. It was technologically advanced and innovative but with uncompromisingly utilitarian and unconventional looks. Its deceptively simple Bauhaus inspired bodywork belied the sheer quality of its underlying engineering. It was designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and carts and is considered one of Citroën's most iconic cars. In 1953, 'Autocar' in a technical review of the car, wrote of, "...the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford". It was described by CAR magazine journalist and author L. Setright as "the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car." It was designed for low cost, simplicity of use, versatility, reliability, and off-road driving. For this it had a light, easily serviceable engine, extremely soft, long travel suspension (with adjustable ride height), high ground clearance and for oversized loads, a car-wide canvas sunroof.
With just 19,000 kilometres displayed and having undergone a full restoration with brand new interior trim and carpets, this fantastically kept 2CV Special, finished in a quintessentially French Grey paintwork, is testament to how full of character these iconic cars are. Supplied with a V5, 12 months' MoT road test certificate, six months' road fund licence and a folder full of history, invoices and receipts, this represents very good value. Jump into this 86' Special and you cannot help but smile as you drive and, interestingly, everyone tends to smile back at you; a wonderful way to own one of the most iconic classic cars in the world.
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