Thursday 30 August 2018

Lot 1
Citroën 2CV6 Dolly 
To be offered at auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 5th September

The Citroën 2CV is an air-cooled front-engine, front-wheel-drive economy car. Manufactured by Citroën in 1948-1990, the car was introduced at the 1948 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. 
Citroën Vice-President Pierre Boulanger initiated the manufacturing of the car to help reduce the number of farmers still using horse and cart in 1930’s France. The 2CV featured straightforward metal bodywork, which was initially corrugated for added strength without added weight. Being low cost, easily maintained and low fuel consumption, the car was an economical transition to motorise farmers. The 2CV had a fixed-profile convertible bodywork, which featured a full-width, canvas, roll-back sunroof. The roof could accommodate oversized loads and until 1955 reached almost to the car's rear bumper. Michelin introduced the first commercialised radial tyre with the introduction of the 2CV.
More than 3.8 million 2CVs were produced, along with 1.3 million small 2CV-based delivery vans known as Fourgonnettes, in France between 1948-1988 (and in Portugal from 1988 to 1990). 

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