1987 Citroën 2cv6 Special Sold

Sold £13,695 Huddersfield, West Yorkshire ref # C4S-26731

1987 Citroen 2cv6 Special. 36350 genuine miles. Full restoration completed in the original white colour (Blanc Meije). MOT until May 20th 2025. A rare chance to get such a very clean car with fantastic documented history.

This car had just one owner from new and had only covered a genuine 35559 miles when I sourced it for restoration in 2021. It comes with the original sales invoice from when it was purchased new by the 1st gentleman owner in 1987 from E L Bouts in Willenhall, West Midlands for £3250. The comprehensive documentation and history is covered in further detail below.
The car arrived to me for restoration in what I recognised as a good original condition, well maintained and not ‘messed with’, with all the correct original details such as engine bay wiring ties that typically get mislaid. It had obviously been very well looked after, except for suffering from corrosion in the usual places. With such a good history, I felt the car warranted the full restoration that is detailed below. Since completion last year, it has been kept in a warm garage, and I’ve added approx 700 miles to it, the highlight being a journey to reunite the car with its original owner, and allowing him to drive it with his now grown up grandchildren who he used to take to school in it!
The car drives perfectly as you’d expect from the mileage and the work undertaken (see below). This is as near to a new and original 2cv as you can find for this kind of money, and should offer years of happy motoring. It has now covered 36350 miles. See details of restoration below, and where somethings not listed you can assume its in good original condition and has only completed 36k miles.

New galvanised chassis.
Bodyshell removed and renovated with all rusty metal replaced, including the following new replacement electroplated panels: floorpans, sills, lower bulkhead, bonnet hinge panel, bootfloor, rear light panel, osr sweep, osr inner wheelarch, bootlid, vent flap, front bumper. All other panels (wings, bonnet, doors etc) have had minor repairs as required (rust cut out and new metal welded in). The bodyshell and panels have been stripped to bare metal and coated with epoxy primer. The Underside, inner wings, wheel arches were treated with Schultz stonechip finish, prior to all surfaces being finished in 2k paint to the original colour. All cavities have been treated with cavity wax to prevent onset of corrosion.
Bumpers, light bar and wheels repainted in the correct original grey colour (Gris Roues).
Brand new black canvas roof fitted.

New brake pipes and seals all round.
New front pads, discs,& handbrake pads. Calipers reconditioned with new seal kits (cleaned and repainted handbrake mechanism).
New rear shoes, cylinders and shoe fitting kits

All suspension components stripped, cleaned and repainted (suspension arms, crossmembers, suspension cans). Suspension cans reoiled and fitted with new gaiters. New Burton premium shock absorbers fitted to front and rear (the best available for quality ride). New track rod gaiters, cv boots, wheels refurbed and resprayed in original gris roues colour. 4 new Toyo tyres fitted.

New engine and gearbox mounts. New Valeo 3 part clutch kit. Gearbox opened and reverse gear ‘peened’ to prevent risk of unwinding. Gearbox oil changed. New Cv boots fitted
New engine oil feed pipes, new oil filler/ breather, rocket gaskets, oil and oil filter, air filter, valve clearances set, new ignition coil, upgraded to 123 electronic ignition, new plugs, new alternator belt, carburettor jets updated for better running. New fuel pipe throughout (E10 fuel compliant as provided by ECAS). All engine tin ware and heat exchangers stripped, cleaned and painted with high temp paint. New heat exchanger foam seal kits fitted. New heater tubes fitted. New exhaust and clamps fitted.

New battery. Headlamp wiring upgraded to remove relay and resistor dim dip system (best practice to prevent burning switch contacts). Starter motor stripped down, cleaned and greased. Alternator front bearing changed. Original Blaupunkt Radio fitted and working (with original user manual from new and original aerial.. note that I can only find MW Talksport on it but it is a nice original feature that could be easily swapped if preferred). 2 charge sockets added to allow 12v and usb charging. High level stop lamp added to rear window for improved safety. The car comes on original locks, with both original sets of keys.

Original rubber floor mats front and rear (rare, and in good condition). Seats have been reconditioned (new rubber bands and upholstery foam) but retain the original unmarked covers. Within the boot is the spare wheel, the original jack and wheel brace, as well as the original wooden wedge as provided from new. Boot carpet has been added but can easily be lifted out if preferred.

The car has its original sales invoice from August 1987 when it was sold by E. L. Bouts Citroen main dealer in Willenhall. The receipt lists the car as new, but it had been pre registered to the dealership initially (original logbook as evidence of this). Therefore, the logbook currently states 2 previous owners.
The car was serviced and maintained by the same dealership until it had covered 21219 miles in 1994. It was then maintained by an independent mechanic until 2001, with written receipts provided.
Mot documents exist for 1994, 2001 and all mileages stack up.
Having been taken off the road in 2002 (the last tax disc expired in Nov 2002), the car had some parts removed for a renovation but remained under cover on 2 wheels on the owners driveway until I acquired it in 2021.
I have a bundle of receipts from various Citroen specialists for many of the parts purchased during the restoration of the car. Lots of photos were also taken during restoration to verify standard of work undertaken and the rust free condition prior to paint. These can be provided to the next owner.

If you’ve read this far, you must be reasonably interested. The car is located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and I’d be happy to talk further to anyone with genuine interest in this. Viewing highly recommended as there aren’t many this good.