Stock # EV566
Mileage: 262
Manual 4-Speed
Blue Plaid

Yellow / Blue Plaid
4 Speed Manual Transmission
Excellent Condition
Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1965 Citroen 2CV
VIN: 1738964
Type: AZ
Series: A
Chassis: 0002571569
Engine: 651297 1
We purchased this lovely 2CV from a gentleman in North Carolina, who had purchased the car from a woman in South Carolina a few years earlier. We've been having a ton of fun with the car, routinely taking it out for coffee runs and errands around the city. As you'd expect of such an out-of-the-ordinary car, it turns heads everywhere it goes. The excitement and curiosity surrounding the car is just great; there's always pictures being taken of the car, and we've even had people ask us if they can tag along for a lap of the neighborhood. The car runs and drives very, very well, even with a few passengers. There are absolutely no tendencies of concern. This particular 2CV is a '65 “AZ A”, a fairly early car, considering these cars were built all the way through 1990
We aren't exactly sure when the car was last painted, but paint shows very well. Yellow is bright and shines nicely, with very few signs of age. There are a couple minor chips down low that have been touched up and are only noticeable upon close inspection. There is also some cracking in the paint on the inside bottom of the rear wheel skirts, which is only visible with eyes at ground level. There is no paint run, paint was done well. There is some minor bubbling on the upper driver door, which we've provided a close-up of. Chrome door and rocker trim is in great shape, with no dings. Same with the chrome front grille. The body of this car is entirely straight, there are no dings or dents whatsoever. All lights, markers, and glass are clear and crack-free. Headlights are Cibies. Peel-back top is in as-new shape; this car is a real blast to drive with the top down. Windows are what we call flap-ups, which just adds to the goofy, charming nature of the car
We love the blue plaid interior against the bright yellow exterior. Bench seats are in excellent shape, with no tears or stains. Matching plaid door panels are in nice shape as well. Dark blue carpet goes well with the rest of the interior, though there are a couple small tears by the pedals. While this is a fairly tiny car, the trunk is surprisingly roomy and the cabin is no problem for somebody over 6ft tall. Odometer is functional and reads 262 miles, true mileage is unknown
Under the Hood / Underbody
Underneath, this car is in excellent shape. These cars are known for being plagued with rust; luckily this one has been restored and is nice and solid. Our resident Citroen guru tells us that the hood appears to be original, while the fenders and skirts are likely replacements. Aside from the slight bubbling on the upper driver door and the browning paint cracks on the inside bottom of the passenger rear skirt (see photos of both), there is no rust on this car. While the 4-speed shifting pattern is pretty unique, the car is very easy to drive and after a few minutes the shift pattern feels natural. While this car's flat 2-cylinder engine only makes about 25 horsepower, which is good enough for a top speed of a hair over 50mph, that's really all you need. It's not a car you'd want to go very fast in anyway; steer clear of the interstate and you're all set. This car runs and drives extremely well; it starts first pull of the starter cable, idles cool and quietly, and runs through the gears smoothly. The car tracks straight under both acceleration and braking
Overall, this is an interesting car with serious charm. For more information or to discuss purchasing, please reach out to Jake at Evolve Motors / Chicago Car Club at 773-267-2684