1964 Citroen 2cv -The French Model "T".
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Granada Hills, California, United States
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1964 Citroën 2CV
The car was imported from Europe about 5 years ago and was completely restored inside and out. It has a California title and for the last 2 to 3 years was driven occasionally.
Winner must paypal $500 within 24 hours. The rest is to be paid by cashier's check and/or bank transfer.
Buyers are responsible for pickup or shipping. We can assist you with shipping (either internationally or domestically).
When the 2CV first appeared, it surprised the world by being a car stripped to basics in the extreme, by being out of fashion with its added-on headlights, and by its low price. (In 1948 - 1950, the price of the 2CV was about US$650, about half that of a Volkswagen beetle.) Only the Citroën name stopped the car from being thought a joke. But the 2CV had a surprising career. It received popular approval in the rural world for the go-everywhere suspension, was adored by the low earners for its unbeatable price, and loved by everybody for what it represented: a car beyond time.
Early sales were restricted to doctors and farmers, felt to be in most need of a car. At first there was only one colour, gray, to help maximise production. Many other colours followed.
Very few changes were made over the years, most being to the mechanics rather than the outer body. When, in the USA, the headlamps were changed from round to rectangular, they were then returned to round headlights after a few years. After all, an ugly duckling has round not square eyes.
The 2CV was conceived as an economical car, both to buy and to maintain. This allowed both fast manufacture and slow general deterioration.
For a simplified manufacture, the same screw was used practically everywhere, the motor could be put in place very easily and held by four screws. The same applied for the sheet metal bodywork.
For low deterioration, longevity was favoured rather than performance, which translated technically into a larger play between pieces (in thousandths of a millimetre) and, above all, simple but effective solutions to problems.
- First presented in 1938 as the "Très Petite Voiture" (very small car - the TPV), but production was delayed by WWII, so the 2CV was not commercially produced until 1948
- Production stopped: 27 July 1990 at Mangualde, Portugal
- 3,872,583 2CV cars and vans made. Some claims go higher than this when variations are included.
- Empty car weight: 600kg
- Engine: 375cc 9hp, 65 km/h top speed
- 30 different berline models built
The 2CV was also made as a van (camionette/fourgonette),
and as a 4 x4 - the Sahara - with a second engine to drive the rear axle. Only 694 of these were built.
- During its 42-year production, only technical parts like the engine, transmission and brake-system were updated - the body remained the same.