Lot 201 - 1981 Citroën Méhari
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
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 wonderful and fun example was originally built in France and was first registered in the UK in 2022. Purchased by the current vendor’s family for high days and holidays, this Méhari has resided at their Cornwall home in recent years. Offered in striking white paintwork over a matching white interior, this Citroën generally presents very well. In good working order this Méhari is a fun, practical and an economic little car which comes complete with a V5C registration document and many invoices detailing previous maintenance work. We are sure this will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner, as it has been for the vendor and his family!
Previous lotLot 200 - 1959 AC Aceca
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