Lot 283 - 1971 Citroën Méhari
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,188|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Almost certainly inspired by BMC’s Mini Moke, the Citroën Méhari first appeared in prototype form in 1967 and like its British counterpart was based on a standard production car. In the Citroën’s case it was the Dyane 6 version of the inimitable 2CV, so the Méhari featured the latter’s torsion-bar, suspension and air-cooled 602cc twin-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. The open body was made of ABS plastic and, like the Moke, a detachable soft top and side screens served as weather protection. Taking its name from a type of camel known for its speed, the Méhari was launched at the Paris Auto Show in October 1968 and would remain in the range for the next 20 years, only disappearing when 2CV production ceased in France in 1988, by which time a total of 144,953 had been made.
This Méhari is described by the vendor as being in original condition and reported to run and drive well. Presented in a vibrant turquoise, it comes complete with detachable hood, hood frame and folding windscreen. Currently registered on French number plates and supplied with French documentation, this car will require UK registration. This classic Citroën is the perfect way to enjoy the summer and blow away the lockdown blues.
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