Lot 109

1988 Citroën 2CV6 Special Saloon

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$20,000 - $30,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Late-Production Example of the French “People’s Car”

Endearing Design with Roll-Back Top and Fold-Up Front Windows

Imported from the UK in April 2020

Collector-Owned and Held in a Noted Private Collection

Includes Spare Tire, Lug Wrench, First Aid Kit, and CARFAX Vehicle History Report

Technical Specs

602 CC 2-Cylinder Engine

Solex Single-Barrel Carburetor

29 BHP at 5,750 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

Front Disc, Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes

Front Independent Suspension

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

When Citroën introduced the 2CV, short for deux chevaux (two horses), in 1948, few understood that this simple, inexpensive “people’s car” would enjoy production through 1990. The 2CV was rooted in a 1936 brief issued by Citroën’s head of engineering and design, Pierre-Jules Boulanger, for the TPV (toute petite voiture, or “very small car”), developed in secret by the same staff responsible for the revolutionary Traction Avant. The ravages of war in Europe and postwar aluminum shortages left only an estimated 100,000 of two million total cars remaining in operation in France, and urgent reconstruction efforts spurred prioritization of 2CV production.

The elegantly simple 2CV offered a durable, low-cost way to mobilize the public. Featuring a minimalistic body, seating for up to four adults, and economical, easily serviced air-cooled engine, the long-travel 2CV suspension offered a soft ride while being rugged enough for limited off-road use. These virtues and nearindestructibility of the 2CV ensure its enshrinement on many “greatest cars” lists.

This handsomely presented, collector-owned 1988 Citroën 2CV6 Special Saloon is a wonderful, late-production example of France’s enduring and endearing “people’s car.” Imported from the UK in April 2020, it is visually striking in white paint, complemented by a black roll-back soft top, and gray steel wheels. A corresponding CARFAX Vehicle History Report supports its 2020 importation and a spare tire, lug wrench, and first aid kit are also included.


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