1954 Citroen 2CV

Lot: 327

Sold for (£): 10,340
Offered for sale is a 375ccL 1954 Citroen 2CV manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 125 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

'Le Grande Fromage' of Deux Chevaux. C'est magnifique!


  • Incredible restoration of this classic ripple-bonnet 2CV carried out for the guys at Practical Classics magazine by recognised Citroen specialists
  • Has just returned from being driven on a 70-year Celebration of the 2CV trip to Levallois in France (its place of birth) and back
  • The ownership story is fantastic, including a history of its storage and use within the last 50 years and more
  • Now offered with its original paintwork in 'Gris Fonce', this 2CV created quite a stir when driven along the Champs Elysee 

Lot Details

Registration: 362 MPO RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1954 Engine size: 375ccL
Make: Citroen Odometer reading (miles): 451
Model: 2CV MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 097843

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 125 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Autopaints Brighton has carefully matched the paintwork and Nene Valley Body Repairs expertly ensured the correct matting agent to create the 2CV’s trademark ‘non-gloss’ finish. 2CVs of this vintage should not be shiny. The original manufacturing imperfections remained too, right down to the spot weld marks. If you ever see a shiny, perfectly straight ‘ripple bonnet’ 2CV, then it is not authentic! For safety, the headlights used are brand new and from a later 2CV model giving increased visibility at night.


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


The seat cushions and roof are brand new. Aside from this, the interior retains it's original basic nature!


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Original engine fully rebuilt top to bottom by Bourne Citroen Centre with replacement dynamo.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Original gearbox fully rebuilt by Bourne Citroen Centre.

Running Gear

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


Original suspension and wheels with renewed bushes and bearings, fully rebuilt by Bourne Citroen Centre. Five brand new Michelin type specific tyres fitted via Longstone Tyres


Minor: Major:


Retaining 6v electrics, the vehicle has been fitted with a brand new wiring loom, lights and replacement dynamo.

Vehicle History


The car was bought new in France in 1954 and was imported to the UK by a Mr Brian Andrews of Barnet in 1963. He ran the car until 1975, when he stored the vehicle until it was bought by Citroen enthusiast David McWilliams in 1997. Mr McWilliams intended to restored the car but stored it instead, until James Walshe (Deputy Editor of Practical Classics magazine) bought the car in November 2017 and had the car fully stripped, restored and rebuilt at great cost, retaining the original chassis, shell and panels.

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