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
- FIVA registered
- 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.
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