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1961 Citroen 2CV AZ  
Multiple award winner

Registration No: GSJ 728 Chassis No: 2599582 MOT: Novemeber 2023 Imported from France in 1997 and restored to show winning condition with numerous awards to its credit Fitted with such desirable extras as a 'bumpy' boot lid, twin horse mascot and Robri wing guards all round Featured in Classic & Sports Car magazine The development of Citroën's ever-charming Deux Chevaux dates back to 1936, i.e. a couple of years after the company had been rescued by Michelin. Intended to motorise the large number of French farmers still relying on horses and carts, it was research carried out amongst France's largely rural population that determined the following unique design brief: a low-priced, rugged 'umbrella on four wheels' which would enable four people to drive 110lb of farm goods to market at 31mph in clogs and via muddy, unpaved roads; including transporting eggs across a ploughed field without breaking them. Production was delayed by WWII, but began in 1948, following which 3,872,583 2CVs were manufactured via 11 factories across the world (including one in Slough, England) between 1948 and 1990. Further distinguished by its ‘deux chevaux’ mascot and distinctive ‘bumpy’ boot lid, this rare surviving AZ is the veteran of numerous International Citroen Car Club Rallies. Imported to the UK in 1997, a certificate on file reveals that it was declared ‘Registers Day Winner’ at the following year’s 50th Anniversary of the 2CV Celebrations. Granted a ‘Masters Class Award’ at the 2CVGB’s Registers Day in 2000, the four-seater was judged to be ‘The Best Old Car’ at the 2CV Southern Club’s Walton-on-Thames meeting two years later and even graced the pages of Classic & Sports Car magazine as part of a feature on the model. Self-evidently the subject of much past restoration work not the least of which was a respray carried out by a Rolls-Royce and Bentley Service Centre during 2012, the diminutive saloon is among the smartest 2CVs we have encountered and possibly the finest example of its kind in the UK? Wonderfully detailed from its ripple bonnet (thought, perhaps to have been a period replacement) and Jaegar 0-90km/h speedometer through to its Blue-stripped upholstery and Robri wing guards, this delightful Citroen is worthy of close inspection. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, history file and MOT certificate valid until November

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