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Lot 60

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1986 Citroën 2CV Dolly

SOLD $28,000

Estimate

$35,000 - $45,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

ZF7AZK00KA176833 (VIN)

Car Highlights

Cultural Icon Responsible for Mobilizing Rural France
Special Dolly Edition with Two-Tone Color Combination
Features the Famed Roll-Back Sunroof
Appropriately Spent Much of Its Life in France
A Charming and Desirable Example of the Revolutionary 2CV

Technical Specs

602 CC Air-Cooled 2-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
27 BHP at 5,750 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Fully Independent Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident. Please also note that the first digit of the VIN is V, not Z as stated in the catalogue; the VIN is VF7AZKA00KA176833.

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The Citroën 2CV derives its name from the French deux chevaux for its replacement of a “two horse” drawn carriage. The 2CV signaled a major innovative shift in the automobile industry, changing the face of car ownership for everyday drivers in the mid-to-late 20th century. The brainchild of Citroën Vice President Pierre Boulanger in 1948, the 2CV expedited the postwar spread of motorized transportation to rural France. The front-wheel-drive 2CV became a household name in France, lauded for its air cooled engine originally offering 9 hp, fuel-efficiency, and extraordinarily smooth suspension over long distances.

Far from all-work-no-play, the Citroën 2CV evolved from a practical commodity into a stylistic icon, with a series of special edition models that took the French market by storm. Among the most cherished of these was the Dolly, introduced in March 1985, with iconic two-tone color scheme, stylish yet efficient roll-back sunroof, and Art Deco design.

This gorgeous 1986 Citroën 2CV Dolly is emblematic of the whimsical appeal of the model to buyers at home and abroad. Sporting a red and white two-tone body with a gray interior and the distinctive roll-back sunroof, this car spent most of its life – appropriately – in France, before being imported by the consignor, a renowned American collector with a taste for charismatic automobiles. This Dolly has been well maintained and remains charming by anyone’s definition of the term.