Seldomseen French classic in fantastic condition
602cc, aircooled flat twocylinder engine (M28)
Fourspeed manual transmission
Correct Espandon Gray exterior with a black, canvas rollback roof and gray interior
Functional Flipup front side windows
Functional canvas rollback roof
Later production 2CV
Looking for a classic yet simple European economy car that is not a VW Beetle? Or, to put it another way, are you interested in owning a car similar to what Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet used in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this super cute 1979 Citron 2CV 6.
Finished in correct Espandon Gris (Gray), the cars paint and trim are in overall great condition, however the grille is still in original condition. The cars windows are clear and intact and please note that on both front side windows, the bottom sections flip up. The remaining windows are fixed. The cars lights are clear and intact while the headlights are adjustable. This handsome 2CV was a recent recipient of a correct cosmetic restoration and looks stunning on the open road
The cars bodywork is straight and the correct paint work has been recently done. The cars entire black, canvas rollback roof looks great. It can be opened halfway so only the front seats catch full sun, or it can be fully rolled back so anyone in the back seat can catch some rays as well. The engine bay is quite tidy and still contains the original paint, the battery appears new and the cargo area is clean, includes a fullsize spare tire, a jack, and is in great shape. The cars bumpers look great and fit tightly to the body.
Under the hood is a 602cc horizontally opposed, aircooled twocylinder engine (M28) with a single Solex 26/35 carburetor mated to a fourspeed manual transmission. This Gallic fourseater rolls on Firestone F560 radials, size 135R15, at all four corners. One thing Citron is known for is a plush ride, and the 2CV was no different. One of the cars design requirements was that the customer should be able to drive eggs across a freshlyplowed field without breaking them.
Inside, the gray front bucket and rear bench seats with their crosshatch patterned upholstery, are in excellent condition. Therere floor mats instead of carpeting, the twospoke factory steering wheels looks good, while the inner door liners are in satisfactory shape and the instrument panel is in very good order. There is no radio in this car.
Conceived by Citron VicePresidentPierre Boulangerto help motorize the large number of farmers still usinghorsesand carts in 1930s France, the 2CV has a combination of innovative engineering and utilitarian, straightforward metal bodywork initially corrugated for added strength without added weight.The 2CV featured low cost; simplicity of overall maintenance; an easily servicedaircooled engine(originally offering 9horsepower); low fuel consumption; and an extremely longtravel suspensionoffering a soft ride andlight offroad capability. Often called an umbrella on wheels, the fixedprofile convertible bodywork featured a fullwidth, canvas, rollbacksunroof, which accommodated oversized loads and until 1955 reached almost to the cars rear bumper. Notably,Michelinintroduced and first commercialized theradial tirewith the introduction of the 2CV.
Manufactured in France between 1948 and 1988, more than 3.8 million 2CVs were produced. A 1953 technical review inAutocardescribed the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since theModel T Ford.In 2011,The Globe and Mailcalled it a car like no other.Motoring writerL. J. K. Setrightdescribed the 2CV as the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car,and a car of remorseless rationality.
The 2CV was outlived by contemporaries such as theMini(out of production in 2000),Volkswagen Beetle(2003),Renault 4(1992),Volkswagen Type 2(2013) andHindustan Ambassador(originally a 1950sMorris Oxford), (2014).
Those seeking something simple, economical and slightly whimsical will enjoy this cars Gallic charms. You can be certain you wont see anything else like it at cruise event or car show in the United States so drop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to see it for yourself, sil vous plat.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 20,443 kilometers or 12,703 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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This 1979 Citroen 2CV 6 was listed for sale on 6-24-18 11:34:14. The vehicle color is Espandon Gray and VIN is
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