1959 Citroen 2CV – Incredible Historical French Classic car
I purchased from an amazing lady in Wales. She had adored it for many years but alas the hills proved too much year after year so she upgraded.
Bodywork – Simply outstanding condition. Paintwork is amazing, panels all fit beautifully, and everything is in place. Suicide doors, ripple effect bonnet, period yellow headlights and a fully retractable roof. I hope that the pictures do it justice but if not please come and see her as she is a real head turner.
Interior – 2CVs are famously basic but you know this is a lovely place to be. We have done the door cards, seats, and the retractable soft top. However, I have kept all the original panels should you wish to reminisce and be transported back to 1959. I have had the speedometer refurbished, calibrated, and working perfectly. All the switches and controls work and it is seriously fun to sit behind that basic steering wheel.
Engine – The huge 425cc powerplant, that is the engine, produces 7BHP. But here is the thing..it keeps up with modern traffic and does it in style. We have been through the engine back to front, and it is spot on. Pull the starter and off she purrs like a sewing machine. Completely original except the exhaust which is brand new. Again, I have kept the original exhaust to pass on. One you park this at a show everyone wants to look around the engine and marvel. Still retains its beautiful Paris vin plates.
History – It does have some paperwork just not as much as it deserves. V5, English invoices, French invoices, and import documents are present. And best of all despite being tax & MOT exempt…it has a MOT until November 2022. And it went through first time with no advisories.
Summary – I’m not a true CV2 fan. However, refurbishing this little beauty gets you hooked. It drives fantastically, looks amazing, and genuinely turns heads everywhere you go. If you genuinely want a true CV classic, you will not find better. This are really flying up in value so its not a purchase. It is a investment that will pay you back when the time is ready top sell on. This car wants for nothing and is ready to go go go!