How would you like Leendert, the owner of this new 34-year-old Citroën 2 Can you type a CV? He is a colorful man who falls short for hours every day, days every week and months every year.
By: Dirk de Jong
As an enthusiastic enthusiast it is not easy to get all his French voitures running. Words fall short when his garages are opened. Despite his beautiful DS 5 super (with only 66.000 km) and a pre-war Traction - which is in the final phase of the restoration - and a few Tractions that still have to be finished, he thought he had to make a special purchase with this Citroën 2 hp.
Acquisition Citroën 2 CV
The background of this Citroën 2 CV in absolute mint condition is also special. The first owner had bought the car to use the car a few years later after his retirement. However, disaster struck and he was the victim of an accident, which left him partially paralyzed and eventually confined to a wheelchair. In 1989 the car was registered in the name of his partner, who has since passed away. The decision had already been made to sell the car, but to offer it to Leendert first, because they had known him for some time and knew that he was interested. So it was actually a matter of awarding it, a beautiful gesture to a real one Citroën lover. This is clearly about the 'emotional value' and not about the 'money value'.
There was a folder more than 5 cm thick with the Citroën 2 CV, in which everything was meticulously maintained. The purchase invoice, every MOT, every appraisal report that was made as he got older. Few garage bills, certainly understandable if you look at the mileage of 9000 over a period of 34 years. But also photos, original folders and insurance papers. There was no suspension, the tax was neatly paid over the entire period.
Dat Citroën left a mark on his life is evident from the journeys he made with his Citroën Acadian to Australia. There he covered no less than 3 km in 20.000 months. Later again to New Zealand, and further travel within Europe. Due to the many travels, the close relationship with Citroën, but also a lack of time to complete his projects at home.
Do you recognize the pleasurable addiction? That the love for Citroën is very deep may be clear, otherwise this brand new (old) Citroën 2 CV not in his living room? Leendert has earned the necessary sympathy points with us.
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