1961 Citroen 2CV
Year of manufacture1961
French registration title
Few kilometers from new
In this particular case, we are no longer talking about cars but about myths and perhaps the way of life. The 2CV Citroën owes its birth to a visionary named Pierre Jules Boulanger. A brilliant concept, it is also a simple and robust car requiring very few maintenance. Its origins date back to the 1930s when Citroën engineers launched a project for very small cars. He was supported by figures such as Flaminio Bertoni and André Lefebvre. It was a desired object when it was launched, and it is not unusual to wait several years before taking possession of it, so full is the order book. Stopped in 1990 after a 42-year career, the production of this French automobile myth will amount to more than five million copies and remains the sixth best-selling French car today.
The 2 CV presented here was first put into circulation in 1961. Painted in the magnificent vert embrun colour specific to those years of production, the interior is in red leatherette. The car was in the hands of the same owner for several decades and was used for short journeys around his village and on his property. The collector and current owner bought it last year and put the Citroën back on the road: restarting the engine, cleaning the tank and offering new tyres after a period of immobilization. The car is incredibly healthy and has only a charming light rust on the body. The interior is in original condition and everything suggests that the car's mileage is very low. Never restored and a real time capsule, this 2 CV can be used as such and will be admired during the rides at the wheel.