Alain Gogostiague. Some dealers have a beautiful name, including the one in Nevers in '89, when this 2cv was delivered. Google doesnt show that he’s still an active dealer, so probably not.
In 1978 the Acadiane succeeded the AK 400. The cargo area was the same size, only the cabin was more spacious at the front, creating more space for the driver and passenger. With the Ak 400, if you were a bit taller, you were fairly close to the steering wheel, now you could stretch your legs and you didn't have to shift with your knee.
Sometimes you are satisfied with the color of a 2cv, but sometimes you’re not or only partially. One of the previous owners liked this white 2cv, which we had for sale at the time. But it had more potential. "Let's make it a happy Dolly replica!".
While driving out of the showroom, near Zurich, you think: “out into the wide world! We will go up the mountains, into the avenues, see some of Europe or at least Switzerland.” But 7 years later you have only driven 626 km and you start to worry…
This 2cv started its life in the North of Holland, where it added 62,000 km to its counter in the first 5 years of its life. In '96 it left for the island of Texel, where it was rarely used and was stored in the shed for the last 20 years.
In León, Spain, this Dyane has been driving around the church since November 73. It will not have been much further, it only drove 35,000 km in almost 50 years.
In ’19 we already told the story of this Mehari; In 1990 it became second-hand near Rotterdam. Once started in yellow, but sprayed red in the 1980s. In its Dutch existence it has driven 85,000 km. A two-seater with a business registration, which it still has.
This 2cv was built in Vigo, Spain. The Spanish 2cvs differ from the French in a few details. For example, the headlight frames and often parts of the chassis are painted in color, parts from other suppliers are used and the type designation is different. As with this 2cv6 CT, Confort.
Yvan was a farmer in department Bouche-du-Rhône. In the middle of a wine region, on the banks of the Durance, he grew vegetables, melons and carrots. According to the commercial register in the Provence.
The career of this HY Plateau started in ’76. In department 13, so it must have driven through the vines or possibly transported their fruits. Due to the choice for the smaller, more fiscally attractive engine, it will only have been used locally, the relatively low mileage also testifies to this.
In 2003 this 2cv6 Spécial came to our country, from Germany. Quite unusual, because mainly the more luxurious Club was sold there. At the time, it had only driven 33,000 km and had a whole life ahead of it.
A 2cv radiates a kind of friendliness. Its round shapes, headlights for eyes and quirky sounding engine. Like this one, in its cheerful red color; it just smiles at you! And judging by its license plate, it appreciates that you glanced at it…