Lot 201 - 1986 Citroën 2CV6 Special
|Odometer reading||51,800 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,280|
The Citroën 2CV or 'deux chevaux' (two horsepower) was an economy car produced by the French car maker from 1948-1990. It was technologically innovative but with uncompromisingly utilitarian and of 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' wrote a technical review of the car, stating "...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."
Having undergone a full restoration on a brand new chassis, this beautifully presented 2CV6 Special, finished in quintessentially French red paintwork, is testament to how full of character these iconic cars are. Supplied with a V5 and 12 month MoT road test certificate, you can 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.