1990 Citroen 2Cv6 Dolly


  • Complete restoration in 2012/13 at a cost of approximately £18,000
  • Bodywork in very good condition with Waxoyl underbody and cavity protection
  • Fitted with a galvanized chassis and new brakes
  • Denim upholstery and canvas roof by Matt's Soft Tops
  • Full service history with recent service in Jan 2022

The Appeal

Often credited as the car that beat the horse, Citroën's 2CV first hit the market in 1948 - designed for simplicity, economy and yet packed with innovation, the 'tin snail' opened up the world of the automobile for the general public. The secret was arguably its unique long-travel suspension, which was designed to enable it to traverse ploughed fields. The result was a farmer's car that was unphased by the poor post-war roads. 

By the 1980s, the car was still soldiering on - though the world had changed, the desire for fanciful, simple cars hadn't, and the 'Dolly' edition quickly became the biggest seller - thanks to its distinctive deco aesthetic and clever marketing. Production didn't end until 1990 - and even now, it's a hugely popular, easy-to-use classic. 

This unique example has been beautifully cared for, following a comprehensive restoration - and boasts a rather unique yet incomprehensibly apt denim interior. 

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1990 - a final year example
  • The DVLA records 4 previous owners
  • C urrent owner purchased the car in February 2016
  • Complete restoration/rebuild in 2012-2013 by the 2 CV Shop for around £18,000
  • Full service history with recent service in Jan 2022 at 28,088 mileage
  • Current MOT valid until January 2024 with some advisories:
    • Wheel bearing slightly noisy Rear
    • Minor leak of exhaust gases Front
    • Slight wear in offside and nearside king pins
  • Currently indicates 28,198 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • A selection of invoices
    • Original sales listings from previous owners
    • MOT certificates
    • Photographic record of the car's rebuild

The Condition

  • Bodywork is in very good condition, with no visible rust or other imperfections
  • The restoration included Waxoyl underbody and cavity protection
  • Paintwork has been maintained to a high standard
  • The vendor notes two pin-head sized chips by the boot handle and two more near the rear left-hand brake light
  • Blue canvas roof by Matt's Soft Tops is in great order with no rips or tears
  • Wheels are in good order and shod in Novex tyres
  • Interior in very good condition
  • Denim upholstery completes the distinct aesthetic of the car
  • Fitted by Matt's Soft Tops in 2012 and still looks great, with no rips or tears
  • Instruments in good working order
  • Modern Sony music player installed
  • Underneath, the car is in good condition with only surface wear
  • Car benefits from a galvanised chassis

The Mechanics

  • 606cc H2 engine, giving 29hp
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Galvanized chassis and new brakes installed as part of the restoration in 2012
  • Comes with a stainless steel exhaust and a heated rear windscreen
  • Fitted with a 123 ignition system 
  • The owner informs us that the car has been fully serviced and maintained with regular MOTs
  • Kept garaged since 2016 
  • The car has reportedly never been driven in wet weather 
  • We've been informed of no mechanical faults
  • Car is reportedly starting, shifting, driving and braking as expected
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1990
  • Make Citroen
  • Model 2CV
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 28,199 Miles
  • Engine size 606
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hamble-le-Rice
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
14 bids from 6 bidders
  • ma•••• £10,500 16/11/23
  • ma•••• £10,000 16/11/23
  • pa•••• £9,500 16/11/23
  • ma•••• £9,000 16/11/23
  • ma•••• £8,500 16/11/23
  • ma•••• £7,000 16/11/23
  • pa•••• £5,500 16/11/23
  • Mj•••• £5,000 16/11/23
  • Ro•••• £4,500 16/11/23
  • Mj•••• £4,000 16/11/23
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