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1990 Citroën 2CV6 Spécial

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  • Mileage~78,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine0.6L
  • LocationRichmond


1990 Citroën 2CV6 Spécial

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Alan Stuart
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Known as the tin-snail, the 2CV gained a quirky reputation over its life - and is now a genuine motoring icon.

The Citroën 2CV was first introduced in 1948 at Paris Mondial de l'Automobile and then manufactured for 42 years. It's a worthy contender and one that is completely justified when it appears on lists of cars you must drive before you die. Its post-war roots and specifications were incrementally enhanced throughout the course of its 42-year manufacturing run, but it never strayed from its original identity. With an unmistakable character, ride and unique but always entertaining driving style, the 2CV has firmly planted itself into the history of the automobile.

This car is coming to market from ~20 years ownership, and has benefitted from a reconditioned engine in 2015, and is finished in the desirable red over white classic colour scheme and looks remarkably solid - not one you'll want to miss.

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

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Meet the owner

It's her simplicity in a complicated world that has given me great pleasure.

Sheila purchased this 2CV ~20 years ago, she tells us "Dolly's smiling headlamps were so attractive. Her bright red and white colours filled me with joy and I knew she could be part of the family! Over the years I have maintained her mechanics and bodywork and she has returned that care with great pleasure". The only upgrade Sheila has added is a more reliable electric ignition.

Due to the new ULEZ rules in Sheila's area she has decided to part with her beloved 2CV6 Spécial, she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

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Any car that stays in production for nearly half a century has to be an icon, and the Tin Snail is up there with the best of them.

Wheels and Tyres

Cream wheels with chromed hubs are in keeping with its classic French styling. Each wheel looks in good condition, but there is some corrosion around the outer edges.

The Firestone tyres look to be in really good condition, with plenty of grippy tread for the new owner to use. Please review the images and videos to see for yourself.


The 2CV's bodywork looks in great shape on this car, with all the panel gaps and shut lines looking good and inline with its age and mileage. The underside of the car looks in good condition too, as can be seen pictured in the "Mechanics" gallery.

We only noticed two small areas of redness on both front doors, at the bottom of the window, the redness actually looked like it could be "T-Cut" away. We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Finished in a gorgeous red over white paint scheme, the finish of the paint looks the part from afar, with coverage across each panel. If we were being really picky, we would say the rear arches appear a little flat, but they look like a proper mop and polish would bring life and lustre back.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this car looks to be in great condition. The trim/rubber seals look good too and in line with the rest of the car. The top has a canvas cover that can be rolled back when the sun is shinning.


Utilitarian in its nature, the cabin is hardwearing and still presents in relatively smart condition.

Seats and Carpets

The original patterned seats look in great condition in this example. Finished in cloth we love the practicality and vintage style. The carpets look good, as well in line with the rest of the car. There are some areas that a proper clean could bring up a level, but all in all remarkably nice.

During our inspection of the images, we did notice the rear nearside door card missing along with the sun visor. Please take a look at the images for a closer view.


As with the rest of the car, a really nice example. A clean and smart dashboard and simple instrument cluster with small signs of patina. Some aftermarket pieces have been fitted like a phone holder as pictured.

We did notice wear and age to the passenger side storage area, there is new piece of material ready to be fitted, please view the images to see the dashboard in more detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

You'll find the original Citroën two-spoke steering wheel and gear knob here, both look to be in line with the rest of the car.

Please take a closer view at the detail in the extensive images and videos.


Incredible fun to drive, it might not be fast but is a joy to ride in, especially with the roof open.

Engine and Gearbox

Powered by a small yet zippy 0.6L petrol engine, it may not be the most powerful but it sure provides a unique experience. The car had a reconditioned engine fitted in 2015. More recently, it had a replacement bottom end fitted, and the head de-coked and cleaned and re-assembled. On acceleration, we did notice smoke from the exhaust, the mechanics advising that this should pass when the engine work has bedded in.

Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting up, and for a closer look underneath, and the engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The 2CV features extremely long-travel suspension, which offers a very soft ride and offroad capability - carry eggs over a freshly ploughed field without any issues.

Please see the mechanical gallery to observe the overall condition of the suspension and brakes on this 2CV.

The Drive

With these 2CV you'll often hear owners mention "not needing a lot of power to have a lot of fun", we couldn't agree more, it's easy to maintain momentum as you whizz around those bends. The soft ride is what this car is all about - the suspension lets you drive over any surface you desire in comfort and control.

These cars are still hugely popular, and we can see why. Not only do they look awesome they're great fun to drive to.

Electrics and Other

We love the simple electrical set-up in this classic car, back to the raw driving experience - free from distractions.

Sheila reports all aspects of the electrics are working as they should to her knowledge, apart from the interior light.

History and Paperwork

Looking for a fun and desirable classic, this 2CV6 Spécial offers practicality with iconic good looks and comes to market from ~20 year ownership.

This vehicle is coming out of ~20 years of ownership with Sheila. The car comes with a service book pack and some invoices, take a look at the history and paperwork media for a closer look. Sheila will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
09.12.2021 MOT 77,858
19.11.2020 MOT 76,691
03.12.2019 MOT 75,773
13.03.2018 MOT 72,709
29.11.2016 MOT 70,284
07.12.2015 MOT 67,357
03.11.2014 MOT 65,729
15.11.2013 MOT 63,089
04.12.2012 MOT 60,464
14.12.2011 MOT 58,254
29.11.2010 MOT 55,619
26.11.2009 MOT 53,344
25.11.2008 MOT 51,045
21.11.2007 MOT 49,103
29.11.2006 MOT 46,907
17.11.2005 MOT 44,022
26.09.1997 Service 30,496
11.10.1995 Service 26,324
07.02.1995 Service 24,567
02.06.1994 Service 22,863
18.10.1993 Service 19,334
15.02.1993 Service 16,139
04.08.1992 Service 13,256
30.12.1991 Service 10,255
20.02.1991 Service 5,935
Key Details
  • Model2CV6 Spécial
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date21.02.1990
  • CC602
  • Mileage~78,000
  • ColourRed/White
  • Interior ColourPattern
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #VF7AZKA00KA366225
  • Engine #0909533265
  • Engine RebuildYes
  • MOTYes. Exp - 08.12.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre BrandFirestone
  • Security SysYes
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~20 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership
  • Auction ID477734

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