1980 Citroen 2CV

$18,750

Year
1980
Make
Citroen
Model
2CV
Stock
2918
Vin
AZKA63
Miles
16,809
Engine Size
2CYL
Transmission Type
4 SPEED MANUAL
Drivetrain
FWD

THIS 1980 CITROEN 2CV COUPE IS LOCATED IN: INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46254

he Citroën 2CV (French: deux chevaux or deux chevaux-vapeur, pronounced [dø ʃ(ə)vo (vapœʁ)], lit. "two steam horses", "two tax horsepower") is an air-cooled front-engine, front-wheel-drive economy car introduced at the 1948 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile and manufactured by Citroën for model years 1948–1990.

Conceived by Citroën Vice-President Pierre Boulanger to help motorise the large number of farmers still using horses and carts in 1930s France, the 2CV has a combination of innovative engineering and utilitarian, straightforward metal bodywork—initially corrugated for added strength without added weight. The 2CV featured low cost, simplicity of overall maintenance, an easily serviced air-cooled engine (originally offering 9 hp), low fuel consumption, and an extremely long-travel suspension offering a soft ride and light off-road capability.

Often called "an umbrella on wheels", the fixed-profile convertible bodywork featured a full-width, canvas, roll-back sunroof, which accommodated oversized loads and until 1955 reached almost to the car's rear bumper.

Michelin introduced and first commercialised the revolutionary new radial tyre design with the introduction of the 2CV.

1980s

By 1980 the boost to 2CV sales across Europe delivered by the 1973 Energy Crisis had begun to wear off and there was a whole new generation of superminis and economy cars available from European and Japanese manufacturers. Citroën itself now had the Visa available. Peak annual production for 2CVs was reached in 1974 (163,143 cars) but by 1980 this had dropped to 89,994 and by 1983 would stand at just 59,673. None the less the car remained profitable for PSA to produce on account of its tooling and set-up costs being amortised many years before and it could share major parts with more popular or profitable models such as the Visa and Acadiane. As part of this rationalisation in 1981 the Spécial was fitted as standard with the 602 cc engine, although the 435 cc version remained available to special order in some European countries until stocks were used up.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
2CYL
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Yellow
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Citroen
Model
2CV
Miles
16,809

Interior

Interior Color
Black / Yellow
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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