1987 Citroen 2CV6 Dolly

Lot: 244

Sold for (£): 8,880
Offered for sale is a 0.602L 1987 Citroen 2CV manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 106 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Only 13,400 miles and benefiting from a nut and bolt rebuild in 2017...

 

  • Two previous owners and laid up for many years explaining the very low mileage
  • Original chassis shot-blasted and repaired. All panels freshly painted
  • New Citroen parts fitted where needed. Full engine and mechanical service
  • After the above, the car was publicly reassembled at the Practical Classics Show in 2017
  • A lovely green and white 'Dolly' in great shape all round
  • MoT valid until 12/03/2020

 

Lot Details

Registration: F721 RDC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1987 Engine size: 0.602L
Make: Citroen Odometer reading (miles): 13323
Model: 2CV MOT expiry: 2020-03-12
Warranted: No Chassis number: VF7AZKAOOKA294563

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 106 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Body resprayed. New seals where required. Car reassembled at the NEC in 2017 on the Boston Classic Car Club stand.

Interior

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

Remarks

New seat covers and springs,

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Only done 13,323 miles from new, no oil leaks, recon starter, fully serviced.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Works well.

Running Gear

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

Remarks

New tyres on powder coated rims. Brakes all new, new shock absorbers, new bearings and bushes where required.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

All good.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Please see below a letter from the original owner of the 2CV

Dear Jeremy,

I am so happy to hear that you have restored the 2CV. Here is a little history of her time with us.

In the late 80s, Norma saw an advert in a Sunday newspaper magazine showing a Citroen 2CV in the middle of a poppy or daisy field with a couple having a picnic and fell in love immediately with the car. I had a rugby friend who was a Citroen dealer in Yarm and so we went off to see him the following week. We were taken out for a test drive in the middle of which he went off the road and right across a field !! We were speechless but he explained that these models were designed for French farmers and needed to be tough. We ordered the car immediately and it came within two weeks.

For years and years I had the original documents including the garage receipt but typically it has gone awol. From memory, I think we paid either £2700 or £3400 not exactly sure.

The gear mechanism was unique and it took some practice before Norma was able to easily drive the car.S he loved the car from the moment she got it and spent many many happy years driving it with our two daughters in the back.

Joanna and Danielle loved the summer days with the roof rolled down when they would stand on the back seat with hands in the air singing at the top of their voices. They christened it Dolly our Noddy car. The girls have many many wonderful memories of it and were sad to see it go even though they are now in their 30s. Norma drove all over in the car frequently over to Carlisle to sit on Social Security Support Appeal Tribunals and Magistrates Court too as well as Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Berwick. Scarborough for holidays too where the car was always admired as quirky. Dolly never ever broke down and was always amazingly reliable.1

"Dolly" has been off the road in the past few years - always with a view to refurbishment eventually. Then you came along with your offer to buy and restore the car and so it was the end of our darling "Dolly" in the McDonald family.

So we wish the new owners - whoever they may be - many many happy years with Dolly and if they have a quarter of the joy and happiness we had they will be very lucky people.

We can confirm that the mileage at the time you bought it was a true and accurate record of our usage.

Kind regards

Frank and Norma McDonald

 

About the Condition Report

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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