RM | Sotheby’s is putting a fun spin on May by featuring three Citroën 2CVs in their online auctions.
The first two, a 1956 2CV and a 1967 Truckette, are on the block as part of their ‘Handle with Fun’ auction happening from today through to May 13.
The 1956 2CV is quipped with a number of interesting period accessories;
- a rear boot extension
- a fitted spare gas can in the boot
- a dashboard panel containing a gas gauge and and oil level monitor,
- an oil can bracket under the hood
- and oddly enough — a trailer hitch!
We’re not sure how much anyone would want to tow with a 18 hp engine, but if you really want to experience life on the slow lane — hook up to it!
Overall the 2CV looks to be in very nicely restored condition and is estimated to command $20,000 – $25,000 USD. It is being offered without reserve.
Chassis No. 300812
Engine No. 0290337
1967 2CV Truckette is a different story…
An older paint job is now cracking and rust is poking through at a few spots on the body and the underside. The dings in rear cargo indicate that it has had some rather heavy use over the years. This little hauler is equipped with a 425-cc engine so you won’t be going very fast in this one either!
With an estimated price of $15,000 – $20,000 USD, it is being offered without reserve.
Chassis No. 1201770
Engine No. 0036006749
RM | Sotheby’s ‘Open Roads, May’ auction has a 1986 Burton listed for sale.
This 2CV sportscar, with fibreglass bodywork from the Burton Car Company of Zutphen in the Netherlands, is based on a 2CV frame, suspension and engine. It was imported to the US in 2020 by Erik DeWidt and delivered to a fellow in San Antonio Texas.
It is the same one that sold for just $14,750 US back on BaT on Oct. 6, 2020. Now, it appears to have migrated to Palm Beach, Florida.
Although no price estimate has been given as of yet, it will be interesting to see if the seller offers this Burton at no reserve and what (if any) profit is made on the sale.
The ‘Open Roads, May auction occurs from the 19th through to the 26th.
If you would like to bid on any of these 3 2CVs, here’s the link: https://rmsothebys.com/en/home/online-auctions/
Update – May 15, 2021:
- The 1956 2CV sold for $24,750 USD
- The 1967 2CV Truckette sold for $13,750 USD. It was purchased by Gentry Lane in Toronto, Canada and then listed on Bring a Trailer where it sold for $23,000 on September 10, 2021.
Update – May 26, 2021:
- The 1986 2CV Burton Sportscar sold for $8,250 USD at no reserve — a bargain for the lucky buyer!