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Citroen 2CV Type AZAM 1965

Sold For £49,543

France
Artcurial
07/07/2012


 

 

 

Chassis No AC651691931
As new condition, 116 miles from new
Rare California version
The most original 2 CV
Sold new to Bill Harrah

How many people do you know who bought a new 2 CV in 1965, tucked it away and left it untouched. Its perfectly preserved condition is what makes this car totally exceptional. In January 1965, it was pushed into the museum on a flatbed where it stayed without moving for 40 years. The current owner bought it some ten years ago and has scarcely used it, explaining the 116 miles showing on the odometer. Yes, 116 miles. Having been stored under perfect conditions, it is pretty much as new as the day it left the factory...

In addition to these unbelievable circumstances, it also happens to be a desirable version, boasting suicide doors, small aluminium 'double chevron' grille, 425cc engine and painted metal dashboard. The AZAM specifications include polished aluminium beading, bumpers with chrome over-riders, red Ami 6 style bench seats and a baggage-net in the back.

It was one of the last models of its type, before the bodywork changed to feature six side windows. And to add a touch more exclusivity, as if there is any need, this 2 CV is a “California " version, fitted with special indicators on the front and rear wings shaped like drops of water. To cover the fixing holes where the standard indicators would have been, Citroën added a horizontal double chevron pointing forwards, like two arrows launched at speed...This charming detail is part of what makes this 2CV like no other, and the envy of all 2 CV and iconic car enthusiasts. Probably the lowest mileage for any 2 CV from this period

Sold no reserve
Estimate: £24,906 - £33,208
Sold for:  £49,543