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Rétromobile 2017 by Artcurial Motorcars

by Artcurial

February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, Ile de France, France

Live Auction

Lot 145: 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston No reserve

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1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
  • 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston  No reserve
   
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Description: 1990 Citroën 2CV Charleston
No reserve

Carte grise française
Châssis n° VF7AZKA00KA356503

- Seulement 40 km d''origine
- Un exemplaire comme neuf
- Un seul propriétaire depuis l''origine
- Sans réserve

Cet exemplaire est exceptionnel à plus d''un titre. D''abord parce que cette 2CV Charleston est comme neuve, non pas pour avoir été restaurée, mais parce qu''elle n''a jamais roulé. Elle ne totalise en effet qu''une quarantaine de km. Ensuite parce qu''elle n''a connu qu''un seul et unique propriétaire depuis 1990, soit près de 27 ans. Cette 2cv fut en effet achetée par un concessionnaire Citroën qui souhaita conserver, à l''annonce de l''arrêt du modèle, l''un des derniers exemplaires de cette mythique voiture française. Il en fit ainsi l''acquisition auprès de l''usine dans le but de l''offrir plus tard à ses enfants. La voiture fut conservée tout au long de ces années dans un garage à l''abri des sévices de la route et de la météo. Clin d''œil aux années 30, elle arbore la célèbre robe de couleur rouge Delage et noir et les sièges sont recouverts de tissus gris à coutures motif losange. Contraint par la règle sur les pots catalytiques, la voiture fut immatriculée en décembre 1992 mais n''a jamais pris la route pour autant. Afin de maintenir l''état mécanique de la voiture, celle-ci bénéficia néanmoins de vidanges. S''il est aujourd''hui possible de trouver sur le marché un bel exemplaire de 2CV, celui-ci est très certainement l''une des dernières chances de faire l''acquisition d''une 2CV quasi neuve, l''occasion de remonter le temps à bord de ce symbole de l''automobile française.



French title
Chassis No. VF7AZKA00KA356503

- Only 40 km from new!
- Just like brand new
- One owner since origin
- No reserve

This car is exceptional in more ways than one. Firstly, because this 2CV Charleston is like new, not by being restored, but because it has never been driven. It has barely 40 km on the odometer. Secondly, because it has had only one owner since 1990. This 2CV was, in fact, bought by a Citroën dealer who had decided to keep one of the last examples of this mythical French car, at the announcement of the end of production. He purchased it from the factory, with the plan to offer it to his children later. The car was kept through all these years in a garage, sheltered from the abuses of the road and the weather. With reference to the 1930s, it features the famous Delage red color and black, and the seats are covered with grey fabric with diamond-patterned seams. Constrained by the rule on the use of catalytic converters, the car was registered in December 1992, but never took to the road. In order to maintain the mechanical condition of the car, the engine was regularly drained. Even if it is possible to find today a nice example of the 2CV, this particular one is certainly one of the last chances to ever be able to buy an almost new 2CV, an opportunity to go back in time with this wonderful symbol of the French automobile





 
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