1977 Citroen 2CV AK400 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Once a humble French farmhand, the 2CV is now a serious collectible

Not dissimilar to the iconic Aussie ute, Citroen’s 2CV was born to offer affordable, simple and versatile transportation to the rural French farmer.

The car first debuted in 1948, in the depths of the Great Depression, yet when the plug was pulled in 1990, more than six million cars and commercial offshoots had been produced.

Underpinning the car was a ladder-frame chassis with lightweight steel bodywork atop. The ingenious interconnected suspension was an engineering centrepiece and, as the legend goes, could carry a basket of fresh eggs across a ploughed field without breaking a shell.

Early-production cars throughout the 50s featured hilariously undersized engines, just 375cc upon release with early cars commonly featuring a slightly bigger 425cc.

This 1977 Citroen 2CV was built some decades apart from those humble early cars, and features Citroen’s bigger 602cc two-cylinder motor mated to a four-speed manual.

Its AK400 notation denotes its quirky breadvan body, with double barn doors out back.

The seller states that the car was completely rebuilt four years ago, and stands in good condition all around and comes with various spare parts.

It looks extremely presentable and well kept, and is being sold due to its lack of use.

The car is based in Western Australia and could be worth a look for all of you Francophiles out there.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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