After years of simplicity, a more luxurious 2cv entered the market in ’63. Europe was gaining economic strength, reflected by the increase of different car models. After the more luxurious Ami from ’61, this model was a logical model between that and the regular 2cv. France got the AZAM, Belgium the AZM3 and later the AZAM6, with a stronger engine.
Shiny trim and details all around, tubes on its bumpers, but its luxury really hits you as you get into the car and subside in its delightfully soft interior.
This is quite an early one, with its doors still opening “the wrong way”. It was found in the Haute-Savoie, France and taken to the Netherlands in the early 90s. Having spent years put away in a barn, it was brought back to life only a few years ago. The handsome patina was preserved with Owatrol. Time had left some scars on the interior, but we had it repaired by our upholsterer with pieces of original fabric.
A few spots on the floors have been nicely restored. The technical parts have also been completely addressed. New brakes and tyres, alternator, steering rack and engine overhauled. We have fitted 500cc pistons and cylinders, a “period” tuning set. This makes it run much smoother and powerful than the standard 18hp and it also holds the speed better. Really a major improvement.
In order to prepare it even further for today’s traffic, we’ve also fitted indicator lights on the front screens and the rear lights flash together with them. This makes it much clearer to see how you move on the road.
As you might know, we like shiny and new – but we also really love this weathered look.