When it became clear in 1987 that production of the 2cv in France was going to stop, Citroën Netherlands decided to stop delivery as well. They were still available in surrounding countries, these were built in the Portuguese factory.
We found this 2cv at a colleague in Spain. We had to have it. Why? Well, the colour of course!
We can’t find all the cars ourselves of course, we have a network for that. Sometimes fellow traders, often friends, or scouts, local and abroad.
The last inspection certificate is dated '85, when Hilde was still driving it through Antwerp. Presumably it was then put away because the rust took its toll.
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In 2015, this Mehari came in from Spain. The Spanish models differ from the French in details. For example, they‘ve kept the old type of windscreen frame with the round window, where they used a rectangular window in France. The hood is also different, it had an angle in the rear, the French one was straight.
Garage Boots in Alkmaar, aan de Vondelstraat. Ik fietste er regelmatig heen, met mijn vriendje, om er folders te scoren. Dat deden we bij alle dealers in Alkmaar. Vaak was het ver fietsen naar het industrieterrein, soms waren het wat oudere bedrijven, dichter bij de stad. Soms kreeg je ze zo mee, vaak moest je binnensluipen, ze uit het rek grissen en rennen voor je leven.
On February 6, 1954, Automóveis Citroën, the dealer in Lisbon, delivered a Citroën 2cv A to Direcçao Geral dos Serviços Pecuários. This government service was located in a beautiful building at Rua Vitor Cordon 4, it still exists, check it out on Streetview.
Deze Dyane 6 400, hier ook wel bekend als Acadiane, kochten we recent. Net geïmporteerd uit Spanje. Bij bedrijfswagens staat vaak/altijd de bedrijfsnaam op de auto. Zo ook hier, prominent op de deur. Maar de naam kwam me zo bekend voor…
Black 2cvs, like black swans, are quite rare. A number of them were delivered via the importer in the Netherlands, but most are of Belgian origin.
We didn’t come across them for years, but this year it's bingo. We found a nice Dyane D6 once again
New arrival, soon more info.