1970 Citroen Mehari

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    02CA9190
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This is a very special Citroen Mehari
Car is literally brand new - restored and completely rebuild at the Mehari specialist in Italy

Car is finish with a lot of cool and original details

Would say that this is the top 5 Mehari for sale in the world - excluding the 4x4 models

complete black soft top is included in the sale as a few spareparts

about the Mehari:
The Citroën Méhari is a lightweight utilitarian and recreational vehicle manufactured and marketed by Citroën over 18 years in a single generation in two-wheel (1968-1988) and four-wheel drive (1980-1983) variations — noted for its doorless ABS plastic bodywork and foldable, stowable, fabric convertible top.

The Méhari weighed approximately 535 kg (1,179 lb), and featured the fully independent suspension and chassis shared with all Citroën 'A-Series' vehicles, using the and the 602 cc (36.7 cu in) variant of the flat twin petrol engine shared with the 2CV6, Dyane, and Ami.

The car is named after the fast-running dromedary camel, the méhari, which can be used for racing or transport. Citroën manufactured 144,953 Méharis between the car's French launch in May 1968[3] and the end of production in 1988.

The Méhari was designed by French World War II fighter ace Count Roland de la Poype, who headed the French company SEAB - Société d'Etudes et d'Applications des Brevets. He developed the idea of using a plastic, rather than fiberglass body. De la Poype evaluated the fashionable Mini Moke, noting its low ground clearance, hard suspension and rust-prone body.

This company was already a supplier to Citroën, and SEAB developed a working concept of the car before presenting it to its client.