1951 Citroën 2CV For Sale in London (LHD) For Sale
1951 Citroën 2CV For Sale in London (LHD)
Extremely desirable and early version with the ribbed bonnet
Correct 375cc engine
Subjected to an extensive restoration
Age eligible for the Mille Migle
Ready for immediate summer fun
Ranking alongside the Volkswagen Beetle, Mini, and Land Rover as one of the classic mass-produced cars of the post-war era, Citroën’s quirky 2CV debuted in 1949. Intended to provide basic transport in a period of post-war austerity, the 2CV outlived its humble beginnings, going on to attain cult status as the favoured car of the environmentally concerned motorist. Although the original 375cc air-cooled flat-twin engine grew eventually to 602cc, the 2CV’s performance remained relatively modest at around 110km/h flat-out, not that that concerned the majority of its devotees for whom the roomy interior, full-length sunroof, and frugal fuel consumption were of far greater importance. Civilian, military, and commercial versions were produced and there was even a twin-engined 4×4: the ‘Sahara’. It was a sad day for many when the last French-built 2CV left the Levallois factory in 1988.
Finished in Smoke Silver with the correct period Blue/Yellow/Red chequered trim and a full roll top Convertible roof. Having been subjected to a complete restoration by a former owner, this particular example still looks stunning today. Part of the ultra-elite, the humble 2CV is a registered member of FIVa and still has the correct 375cc engine. Complete with a wealth of invoices and photographs of the restoration, this particularly charming example will not disappoint upon viewing.
Ready for immediate viewing at DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.
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