Lot 105 - 1975 Citroën 2CV6 Club
- Excellent and largely original example
- Enthusiast owned
- Large history file dating back to the late 1970’s
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’.
This particular example is in excellent order throughout and remains largely original. The car was previously owned by a through and through 2CV enthusiast who had owned more than 50 examples over the years. He remarked at how excellent this example was and he made sure it was as close to factory specification as possible when he bought the car. It is noted that a previous owner took the car through some restoration work in the early 2000’s, which included new floors and bulkhead, along with four new wings at a later date. It is also noted that the car was taken to Ken Hanna to be fitted with a galvanised chassis, it is believed to be an SLC chassis which is regarded as the best of the galvanised options for 2CV’s. The car was also fitted with a new soft top a few years ago and the general appearance of the exterior and interior is excellent. The car is not described as a concourse perfectly restored example, but retains a lovey patina and just looks ‘right’. This 2CV is supplied to auction with a V5C registration document and a large history file dating back to the later 1970’s, accompanied with MoT test certificates dating back to the late 1970’s, verifying the exceedingly low mileage of less than 38,000.
Consignor Fraser Smith
Guide price: £8,000 - £12,000
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