This is a pre-emptive one, as I don’t pick it up until the weekend, but in the words of the Doge - much excite.
The car is a 1985 2CV6 Spécial, meaning that it was the “base” spec at the time, with the 602cc engine putting out about 28.5hp.
The car is quite rare being painted in black from the factory. Only a small number were made for continental Europe, but the actual spec of the cars are exactly the same.
A previous owner has started to make some modifications to take this to the “high” spec Club/Charleston, adding such luxuries as plastic door handles instead of straps, and an interior light. To complete the change over, it still has the Spécial steering wheel and dash, so I’m hoping to switch these over to the single spoke wheel and posher bigger dashboard at some point.
This is the current setup:
And I’m aiming for this:
As you can see, it also has some of the Adventure kit fitted, being the bigger bumpers. I might look for the rest of the kit in time, but I quite like it with just the bumpers for now. I think it would look quite good with a snorkel and some spotlights, no? Oh, and it has a side exit exhaust.
To begin with, I’ll just be servicing it, giving it a damn good clean, touching up the odd bits of rust and just enjoying it. Longer term I’m toying with the idea of converting it to fuel injection and computer controlled electronic ignition, but we will see how that goes. It’s not perfect body wise, but then I won’t feel so bad using it in the British weather a bit, and the engine is one of the sweetest running I have heard.