Sold for £7,312
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: LUI 494
Chassis No: 08KB2119
The development of Citroën's ever-charming Deux Chevaux dates back to 1936, i.e. a couple of years after the company had been rescued by Michelin. It was intended to motorise the large number of French farmers still relying on horses and carts, and it was research carried out amongst France's largely rural population that determined the following unique design brief: a low-priced, rugged 'umbrella on four wheels' that would enable four peasants to drive 110lb of farm goods to market at 31mph in clogs and via muddy, unpaved roads; including transporting eggs across a ploughed field without breaking them. Production was delayed by WWII, but began in 1948, following which 3,872,583 2CVs were manufactured via 11 factories across the world (including one in Slough, England) between 1948 and 1990, by which time the aging design had been defeated by contemporary legislation. The peak of 2CV sales in the United Kingdom would be reached in 1986, with 7,520 new 2CVs were registered in Britain that year.
Presented in Black and Red with Grey quilted interior, this interesting 2CV pickup was first manufactured in 1977 and correctly registered as a pickup in the UK by its current owner on the 1st of July, 2017. With an interesting custom wooden bed, the car has formed part of a small private collection for the last 6 years.
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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023
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