Wednesday, 14 October 2015

A Little Runabout

This little Citroën 2CV van (a style known as a camionette or fourgonette in French) strikes me as an excellent vehicle for tootling up and down to the orchard loaded with compost and tools. They generally cost a couple of thousand euros to buy. This one looks fairly good, with roof rack and everything, although I prefer the colour of this one.

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  1. Definitely the yellow one, it's more you!!

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  2. That'll suit you, sir!!
    They are very adaptable...
    but I would recommend a high roof...
    easier access...
    although these are rarer and will keep value better.

    The first one you linked to has already gone, methinks...
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    Second one looks to be in reasonable condition...
    plenty of room for the LVTT logo behind the passenger window...
    chassis looks OK and what can be seen of the floor look sound.
    All important van back-end bits are available via 2CVGBs SPOG group...

    Also, don't rule out the Acadianes... same car, different styling.
    Rennie 4L cars and vans are monocoque and rot at the sills something terrible...
    and they cannot be repaired economically... and some say safely!!
    All Cit A-series are chassis builds and sills are replaceable....
    and, being rectangular, easy!

    A '71 chassis and bodywork is way superior to our '89 red Special...
    that's why it appears to be on the original chassis...
    most rust on a '71 will likely be surface rust...
    they changed quality in '81/'82 and the rust bug found the later metal...
    very much to its taste!!

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    1. And I agree with C&E...
      yellow is perfect...
      that one is very "Clouded Yellow" in shade...
      Jaune Mimosa is the colour.

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