Lot 109 - 1981 Citroën 2CV
|Sold - £13,440
- Genuine right hand drive example
- Fully restored bodywork and mechanically
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' 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’.
Originally registered on 18th August 1981 this 2CV has undergone a full restoration. This included rebuilding the engine, brakes, suspension and the fitment of a new clutch. Finished in the striking colour combination of orange with grey interior, this
quintessentially French classic also has a full length ‘rag-top’ roof. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a history folder, you can jump into this 1981 2CV 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.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.