1982 Citroen 2CV6 Special, 602cc. Registration number TMV 771X. Chassis number VF7 AZKA00.83KA8565. Engine number 0902003263.
Between 1948 and 1990, more than 3.8 million 2CVs were produced, making it the world's first front-wheel drive car to become a million seller, after Citroën's own, more upscale Traction Avant was the first front-wheel drive car to sell in six-figure numbers.
Both the design and the history of the 2CV mirror the Volkswagen Beetle in significant ways. Conceived in the 1930s, to make motorcars affordable to regular people for the first time in their countries, both went into large scale production in the late 1940s, featuring air-cooled boxer engines at the same end as their driven axle, omitting a length-wise drive shaft, riding on exactly the same 94.5 in wheelbase, and using a platform chassis to facilitate the production of derivative models. Just like the Beetle, the 2CV became not only a million seller, but also one of the few cars in history to continue a single generation in production for over four decades.
TMV (known of as Audrey) has been owned by our vendor for some ten years, she has owned 2CV's for at least 30 years and this one will be her last due to hip issues making driving uncomfortable.
She has just had a new custom made interior fitted at a cost of approximately £1,000 and in 2020 £2,928 was spent on restoration due to damage inflicted at a festival! The hood has also been replaced. The MOT history goes back to 2009 at 86,982 miles, by 2015 she had gone around the clock and today it is at 5,765 miles showing gentle mileage over the past 12 years.
Sold with the V5C and a recent MOT in December 2021, there is also a photographic book of a full bare shell restoration carried out before her purchase by DMS of Rotherham.