1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara

Lot: 254

Sold for (£): 68,200
Offered for sale is a 0.85L 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 80 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Enormously rare, twin-engined, twin gearbox, 4X4, 2CV "Sahara"...

  • Two 425cc Engines, two tanks, two gearboxes
  • Hand-built. 694 produced and believed to be 1 of only 100 left
  • First registered in Nigeria and imported in 1981
  • Driven back from Nigeria by the first owner through the Sahara desert
  • A full, body-off restoration in 2012
  • Internationally sought after. Recent auction results $142,500 (2012) $192,717 (2016)


Lot Details

Registration: FEA 235C RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 0.85L
Make: Citroen Odometer reading (miles):
Model: 2CV Sahara MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: AZ0757

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 80 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Subjected to a comprehensive body-off restoration in 2012. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Red seating with removable rear bench and full length folding roof.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Supplied with an additional engine and replacement crankshaft and crankcase halves


Gears: Drive-shaft:


With front and rear mounted gearboxes with hydraulic clutches and one floor mounted gear selector operating both gearboxes.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Recently fitted with the freshly painted,correct metric size wheels and new tryres


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Car is supplied with the original registration document from Nigeria, several photos of the car during it's trip across the Sahara desert, and owners manual.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history