- Item Location:
- Mesa, AZ
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
This 1987 Citroen 2CV6 Charleston represents everything you love about classic motoring. It's a cleverly engineered car, and since most of these stayed in Europe, it's quite distinct on American roads. So this example was restored to make sure it looks great during all the attention it gets.
The Citroen "Deux-Cheveaux" is as famous in France for getting its people on wheels as the VW Beetle is in Germany. It is an ingenious package wrapped in one of the most unique shapes in motoring. But while the attention it generates is worth owning one, this example also proves it has the right quality to be for the collectors, too. The consignor states this was given a full frame off restoration in 2015. The odometer is believed to reflect actual mileage (in KM), which means they started with a lightly used example. The two-tone paint has a nice luster as the tasteful light and dark gray intertwine to highlight some of the most unique curves of this legend. Even the folding soft top coordinates in this color combo. Plus, those unique side stripes are correct for this premium Charleston version. In fact, the details on this one are quite well-done. The crisp grille, clear bug eye headlights, correct Citroen mud flaps, three-bolt wheels, and luggage rack with wooden slats all make this a classic with true charm.
The interior is all about being simple but charismatic. The front windows flip up for a distinct look, and the canvas roof rolls back all the way past the rear windows so you can really enjoy a sunny day out on the road. These were built to be the simple cars with a rugged design that could even be used out on the farm. But the Charleston was a more up-market version, and you see that in touches, like the individual bucket seats up front that are done in the correct diamond-pattern plush cloth. Plus, there have been some nice upgrades along the way, like the newer carpeting and an AM/FM/CD stereo w/USB input. However, nothing gets in the way of that unique driving experience. The Citroen's hallmark single-spoke steering wheel give you a clear view of the simple gauge package, and the bent nail-style gearstick has a fun and distinct action.
Under the hood is the largest motor from the series. The 602cc flat twin is correct for this 2CV6, and the tidy wiring and correct components remind you that they made a nice restoration investment over the whole car. It's not overdone, and instead has more of a look of retaining plenty of originality, so it makes for a car that's great for driving. And these really are distinct on the open road. The suspension is an ingenious design that is simple but exceptionally smooth (one of the original parameters was that it ride soft enough to get a famer's eggs to the market.) No one should ever expect to win a drag race in an original-style 2CV like this, but the control of the four speed and clever touches (like inboard front disc brakes) make these a beloved cruiser by the right people.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, repair manual, parts catalog, and some receipts. If you've ever wanted to a legendary 2CV, this is your opportunity at something special. Call today!!!