Chassis # VF7VDVR0000VR9873
Engine No. 0228499
- One owner till 2011
- 2500km from new !
- Homologated model, very rare
- No reserve
The Visa 1000 Pistes corresponds to the period in the early 1980s when Citroen decided to go rallying, and this version appeared at the birth of Group B. The 112bhp 1.4-liter engine remained at the front, but the car adopted an all-wheel-drive system, plus modified suspensions to make it more dynamic and agile. For the purposes of homologation and type approval, Citroen produced 200 units, as per requirement, and another 20 units were produced for the "Evolution" version.
The remarkable state of preservation of this car that on offer is not surprising, when one considers that it has remained in the hands of its original owner till 2011, and that it shows just 2,500km since new. Leaving the factory in 1984 as can be seen from the stamp on the driver's door, this 1000 Pistes Visa was first registered on December 15, 1986 only, on the name of a butcher from Ille-et-Vilaine, in France.
The latter, a very conscious collector of rare and interesting models, decided to preserve the car, driving it very sparingly, in order to preserve the original near-new condition. In 2011, the car was sold in an auction, and that is when the current owner acquired it. Scrupulously preserved once again, the car is still strictly in its original configuration and has, in particular, all the stickers and the specific equipments that made this special version unique. The exterior paint shows no defects and the black fabric interior with red piping is in good condition. The car comes of course with its user manual and its maintenance book. Most Visa 1000 Pistes have suffered from rally use, which is not the case of this particular one, and is probably one of the best preserved. It therefore represents an indisputable collectible.