Note: The car has now been sold in Europe for 20,000 euros.
This Mimosa Yellow 2CV (like the one used in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only), is offered for sale in the UK. While the price is £14,999 and it doesn’t have the mods (like a GS engine) installed for Roger Moore to jump over a Peugeot in the film’s famous chase scene, restoration has been done keeping in mind that normal 2CVs are rust prone and this one should last forever! Why? This 2CV has a galvanized chassis and more importantly a galvanized body. (Galvanizing is rust-proofing process to the metal itself achieved by dipping the parts into molten zinc at 450 degrees Celsius.)
Front fenders, doors and the hood are all galvanized metal, and the car has fiberglass rear wings and trunk lid! It has been fully resprayed to it’s original colour with a stainless steel vent flap and stainless steel exhaust including a fully rebuild engine.
Hmmm, they don’t mention galvanized the bumpers… OK, so even bumpers will rust, you have to admit it’s an impressive rust prevention effort.
A brand new wiring harness has been fitted, as has a new battery, new wheels and tires all around. Even the ‘correct’ square headlights have been re-silvered.
There is a short video about car here: https://youtu.be/pfcUJnD-YHI
The ad listing on Classic Cars for Sale can be seen here.
Hey thanks for showing my 2CV 007 here!
To answer your question, the bumpers, bumper supports, over-riders and the headlights and headlight supports are also galvanized.
It’s easier to mention what’s not galvanized and that’s the tow-bar and the wheels (you can get alloys but they don’t look very original)
I’m trying to get a feel for the right price, therefore for sale now for £13,499 since I’ve got a few more projects waiting in the pipeline.
Grab a bargain!
The engine mod of the original 2CV from the Bond film did have a GS engine as you’ve mentioned. I’ve worked on GS engines before and they are heavy and tend to use quite a bit fuel and oil compared to the original engine which is one of the reasons that I’ve stayed away from this mod.
Here’s a question that I’ve been pondering for a few weeks now and maybe you can help.
Do you think I should include a much better mod by replacing the original engine with a BMW twin boxer engine with fuel injection and 90 bhp?….
Bare in mind that this adds about £2500 pounds to the asking price!
P.S. for sale at https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/detail/motors/classic-cars/citroen/2-cv6/154395