In ’86 this 2cv found a home with Mrs. de Greve from Duffel, between Antwerp and Mechelen. The car was stored nice and warm and was well cared for.
She chose the simplest model, the Spécial. The more luxurious Club was hardly available in Belgium, and the step to a Charleston was quite big. The Spécial had basic equipment, a serious lack of luxury, a classic dashboard, seats with vinyl upholstery, a roof that closed from the outside and round headlights. The light grey colour worked complementary to the simplicity of the car.
We recently realised that we actually only see this grey color in the Benelux and Scandinavia, never in other countries in Europe. Strange.
Anyway, madam did not go out much, after 20 years the counter was at 14,000 km. That was when we found it. Completely original, we were completely happy. It went with us to the Netherlands, some finishing touches were done, a small damage repaired. We quickly found a new owner, who traded his original Renault 4cv in on it.
Again it was cherished, neatly maintained and stored near the central heating. In 14 years, 15,000 km was enjoyed. It’s still as great as it left us. But when one moves and there’s no garage available, what then? Leaving the car on the street; never. It was with a heavy heart that they said goodbye.