Sixth Citroën to be offered at Pebble Beach

Ten days ago we reported that five Citroëns are to be auctioned at Pebble Beach. However, we stand corrected as a sixth one — a 1963 2CV 4×4 “Sahara” will be for sale through Hagerty’s Broad Arrow Auctions.

Lot #: 203
Est: $80,000 – $100,000 — To be offered without reserve.

According to research compiled under previous ownership, chassis number 0663 is understood to have been destined for a nunnery in the French Congo, but was never delivered to Africa due to political upheaval. Instead, the car was sold to Mr. Jacues Plaquet of Vaulx-lez-Tournai, Belgium, who used the four-wheel drive Citroën as a hunting car on his estate.

The Sahara then passed to two further Belgian owners before joining Antoon Verhoeve in February 1999 showing approximately 33,900 kilometers on the odometer.

Verhoeve subsequently sold the Citroën to his son-in-law before it entered the care of Lukas Hüni in the 2010s. The consignor purchased the car in 2019.

Since then, the Sahara has undergone a sympathetic mechanical and cosmetic restoration in 2020 overseen by Lukas Hüni AG in Zürich, Switzerland, at a cost of over 51,000 CHF, or about $57,000 US.

You can see more details and bid if you so choose here:×4-sahara

Update — Aug. 22, 2023: Sold for $67,200 USD.

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