1985 Citroën 2CV

Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde 2021
Wednesday, 3 March - Wednesday, 10 March 2021
€11,000 ($13,090)
Not sold at a high bid of
€15,000 - €20,000
Est. Range
Lot Number
Older restoration
Auction House
Chassis no. VF7AZKA00KA097548. Black and light gray over light gray cloth. 602/29hp, 4-speed, hub caps, inboard front disc brakes.

Evaluation: Restored in 2012 and7000 km ago with overhauled engine, refurbished chassis and body, new interior and new roof, but no documents to back this up. Discoloration on the carb and very old-looking manifolds but mostly tidy and redone engine bay. Good-looking body and roof. Like-new seats. A charming deux chevaux in more than good enough shape to enjoy.

Bottom Line: The Citroën’s 2CV is so minimalistic that even the “range-topping” Charleston model amounted to no more than fancy paint and a handful of extra horsepower. That said, the Art Deco-inspired two-tone paint is stylish, and every pony counts with a maximum performance of 29hp. There is no shortage of old 2CVs on the market in Europe and especially France, but this car is better than most and deserved at least another round of bidding.

by Andrew Newton
18 March 2021
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