Chassis # 9017234
Engine No. 0074008828
- In a rare state of preservation for a van
- Same owner from 1964 to 2013
- "Suicide" doors
- No reserve
"It's not a car, it's a way of life": this was one of many slogans inspired by the 2CV, the car with its myriad faces, the brilliant simplicity of the design making it an incomparable success. A real monument to the automotive history of France, it has been inscribed forever in the collective memory.
Purchased new in 1964 and registered on May 23 of that year by a Mrs. Douziech, the van on offer remained in the same hands till 2013. Then 91-years-old, the owner finally decided to sell this car.
It has always been preserved and maintained with care, and parked in a garage, so it is in a very original sound condition. To keep and improve its preservation, the new owner has given the car a new coat of paint. The interior, which was under covers, is original, with the famous 'hammock' seats held by elastic hooks on a steel frame. Mechanically, the engine compartment was cleaned and the brakes were the subject of a refurbishment.
This is an interesting model, featuring the "suicide" doors that were eventually replaced by front hinged doors by the end of 1964. In this AK version, the car has a 20cm extended platform as compared to the standard van, and features the 602cc engine, which was normally reserved for the Ami 6, and thereafter powered the 2CV 6 in a more powerful version. It is remarkable that a utility model has survived through the years without suffering much damage, typical of intense usage. This is perhaps one of the finest 2 CV vans on the road today. It should appeal to true enthusiasts.