The Citroën 2CV is unquestionably one of the most important European cars of all time. The 2CV helped to put the French working class on wheels, especially important after the ravages of WWII and offered basic transportation, a boon to the French economy both from a transportation and a manufacturing standpoint.
The 2CV offered here, chassis no. 392782, is one of 107,250 built for the 1957 model year. Nineteen fifty-seven was an important year for 2CV construction as that model year’s offerings showcased the first major design changes to the model. These changes included larger mirrors, a larger rear window and, for the first time, a heating and ventilation system. Chassis no. 392782 has been fully restored to the classic colour scheme of grey over tartan interior.
As an example of the desirable ‘AZL’ specification, chassis no. 392782 features the larger 425-cc engine which offers 12.5 bhp and a top speed of 50 mph. It also features additional decoration from the factory, including the strip of polished aluminium which runs down the hood, making this example stand out from all other 2CV models.
An ideal example of a highly significant French automobile, this 2CV is fully ready to be enjoyed.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.