Lot 170

Hershey 2018

1983 Citroën 2CV6 Convertible


$15,400 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Chassis No.
  • France’s most recognizable automobile
  • A quirky addition to any collection

Germany and Volkswagen had the Beetle as its affordable automobile for the masses, but for France, there was the Citroën 2CV, or deux chaveaux in its native French. Tracing its roots to just before the onset of WWII, only a handful of cars were built before the onset of hostilities, which effectively halted production for nine years, with a production-ready version unveiled at the Paris Salon in October 1948. Only available painted grey and with a 375-cc, 9-bhp engine, it was good for all of 40 mph. However, the 2CV revolutionized transportation for those across France thanks to its affordability and utility.

While production increased significantly over the following years, Citroën made numerous rolling changes to the model over the years to keep the 2CV relevant, but it never changed its charming character. For 1970, the latest evolution of the deux chaveaux was the 2CV6, with the last digit designating its 602-cc powerplant, providing an ample 28 bhp. It remained in production for an incredible 20 years.

Finished red with a black interior, this 2CV6 was produced for the 1983 model year. Finished in red over a black interior, it presents well throughout and would be an exciting addition to any collection. Even today, the 2CV is still a ubiquitous site in France throughout both cities and the countryside. Thanks to their quirky nature and rugged reliability, they have a very devoted following worldwide.