CITROËN 2CV CHARLESTON (1985) CHASSIS N° YF7AZKA00KA072959, ENGINE: BOXER TWIN, DISPLACEMENT: 602 CM3, POWER: 28,55 cv, BODY: SALOON, GEARBOX: MANUAL, DRIVE: LHD, THE LAST VERSION OF ANDRE’ CITROEN’S SMALL CAR
First imagined by André Citroën in the early ‘30s, the new “Tout Petite Voiture” had to wait until 1948 before it could be launched. It was a very basic motor car aimed at the French farmers who still had to graduate from donkeys to motorized transport. With the passing of the years, its low purchase and maintenance costs, its comfort and unconventional aspect turned it into the darling of the new young and impecunious European generations. The car received continuous attention and upgrading, and it reached the end of the 1970s with a bigger 600 cm3 engine, and such luxuries as a third side window! In 1980 the Charleston was launched, essentially an upscale 2CV with a two tone paintjob. Up to 1988 it continued to be produced in Levallois, and from then to 1990 the production was continued in a Portuguese factory. The ‘Deuche’ have today for sale is a late Charleston with just two owners, who drove it for little more than 10,000 miles, and kept her as new. The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.