January 28, 2008

The ugly duckling.

I got this 1978 2CV from a guy in Les Milles, a small commune of Aix. It ran when parked (go figure) and that was about a year and a half ago. We got it running courtesy of starting fluid. I'm not quite sure if it drives yet, I'll find out when I get it home later this week. It needs a new top and some minor bits and pieces (left taillight is broken, some interior work, etc).

All 2CVs came with an air-cooled 2-cylinder. This is a 2CV4 so it has the 435cc as opposed to the 602cc found in the 2CV6. And, like all 2CVs, it has a 4-speed manual with the dash-mounted shifter.
More on this car as soon as I get it home.

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