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1989 Citroën 2CV6 Special

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  • Mileage~64,362
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine0.6L
  • LocationNorwich

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1989 Citroën 2CV6 Special

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Introduction

Jon Dixon
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The 2CV is at the very least, the definition of economy and convenience but mostly, an icon of motoring.

Introduced as the ultimate baguette and onion hauler, the 2CV managed to defy automotive styling and dynamic trends and sustain a production run of over 40 years. Recognised as a genuine motoring icon, thanks to its simplicity, economy, space and comfort they became the ideal car for post-war France. The first examples were seen in the UK in the ’50s but a more focused import campaign arrived in 1974, where it provided a solution to the fuel crisis of the ’70s, thus boosting the lifespan of the car. Spares were and still are widely available and despite its tiny engine its surprisingly able to keep up with modern traffic.

This is one of the later Portuguese built examples, but despite this, corrosion has dispatched most examples off to the crusher. Luckily and mainly due to its virtues of low mileage and limited use, the car was an ideal candidate for a body restoration, which has effectively eliminated one of the known drawbacks of these cars. Obviously, people bought them as they’re very cheap to run and to insure but ultimately the 2CV6 possesses a utilitarian charm and character, that no other car can replicate.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jon Dixon after meeting Roland the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The 2CV is a comparatively simple car - the are a joy to work on and drive.

Roland is a true petrolhead and loves to restores classic cars in his spare time. Roland contacted us as he has a couple of lovely 2CV6 cars up for grabs. As a busy man with several other projects on the go, it makes financial sense to sell the car to free up funds as well as some space.

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Exterior

The chassis and body have been completely renewed - this lovely little snail has a strong shell.

Wheels and Tyres

The steel wheels are in good condition, with no evidence of damage. The paint finish on them is good. The tyres vary in age and type, all have a good tread.

Bodywork

The car has been subject to a recent and extensive restoration, which has meant that any corrosion has been effectively removed. As a result, the body structure is sound, with any signs of corrosion limited to superficial blemishes.

The car is free from significant dents, but the metalwork is traditionally thin throughout, so expect the odd distortion here and there but the panels are in really good condition.

The roof is unmarked with no rips or damage to the canvas and is a good fit.

Paint

The paint coverage is even throughout, with no signs of fade or running.

There are minor signs of use around the car, minor scuffs and the odd chip but overall the has been well repainted.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks good, with no issues reported regarding its condition. No chips or damage seen.

The door and window rubbers are very good. The chrome trim has resisted time quite well, with no significant issues worthy of concern.

There are a few items that are not original, such as the lower wing chrome embellishments but do add a little extra stone chip protection.

The bumpers are in very good condition with no signs of abuse and are well finished.

The car also has a heated rear window.

Interior

Typically spartan inside, it has a seen a couple of useful additions.

Seats and Carpets

The seats have worn in line with the car's use, but overall are in reasonably good condition, with no exposed sponge or unsightly damage - they have been mostly spared from sunlight damage.

There are a handful of rips that have seen some form of repair. One does not need to worry about carpets in a 2CV, but the rubber mat is in good condition.

The door cards are in good condition.

The car is also fitted with rear seat belts.

Dashboard

The dashboard has seen a few useful additions to its original meagre spec, with a rev counter and oil temp gauge being fitted. Everything is in good working order, with no significant wear to the existing controls and dials.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear stick are in line with the overall condition of the interior and show a low level of wear.

Mechanics

The unburstable flat-twin engine is the heart of the experience - amazingly flexible and fun to use too!

Engine and Gearbox

The characterful air-cooled engine bursts into life with no issues during the cold start, the wuffling beat sounded good with no rattling or knocking.

The gearbox is said to be easy to change and crunch-free.

Suspension and Brakes

The brakes have seen a fair amount of attention in recent years, so are said to perform without any problems.

The legendary suspension is also said to be well up to its tasks.

The Drive

The 2CV6 is often featured in lists of cars that you must try once, and there is a valid reason for this. They're remarkably comfortable and despite the engines low but willing power, the 602cc heart is surprisingly refined.

The basic engineering, the endearing styling, comfy seats, canvas roof and good visibility has endeared it to millions and offers a combination of talent that outshine many modern cars.

Electrics and Other

There is nothing to suggest that the electrics will need too much attention, in light of its relatively recent overhaul.

All the items on the car are said to function as expected.

History and Paperwork

Subject to an easy life, the car low mileage has been rewarded with a ground-up restoration.

This very late example has seen a complete overhaul, with the body stripped down for restoration around 2018. Mechanically it saw new kingpins, rubber gaiters, new wheels and larger oil filter.

The previous owner had maintained and stored the car with care, and its needs were attended to by Citroën specialists.

It comes with a large file of history, which includes sales invoices from 1991 and evidence of fairly advanced maintenance and restoration work throughout the '90s.

Update 29/03 - Roland had now had the car MoT'd and it passed. You can see this on the DVLA site: F523 JKJ

Service History
Date Type Mileage
27-03-2021 MOT 64,365
05-07-2019 MOT 63,635
29-06-2018 MOT 62,783
16-06-2017 MOT 62,350
14-06-2016 MOT 62,144
17-06-2015 MOT 61,759
04-10-2012 MOT 57,240
10-09-2011 MOT 52,709
08-07-2010 MOT 49,244
04-07-2009 MOT 45,884
21-05-2008 MOT 45,559
05-04-2007 MOT 44,640
31-03-2006 MOT 43,815
Key Details
  • Model2CV6 Special
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date1989
  • CC602
  • Mileage~64,362
  • HistoryRecent
  • ColourRed
  • Interior Colourlight blue
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #VF7AZKA00KA340301
  • Engine #090851827300
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTIn Progress
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers9
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Key FeatureRecent Body Restoration







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Chris Taylor
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Chris Taylor

Hi Roland When was the body off resto done?
When was the car last painted? I ask because there seems to be overspray on a lot of the rubber seals.
Thanks
Chris

Adam - Trade Classics
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Update 29/03 – Roland had now had the car MoT’d and it passed. Adam – Trade Classics

£1,000 bid by dannyjrumble 29.03.2021 @ 14:33:46
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