The real Citroënconnoisseurs immediately know that the ugly duck was called a goat in Belgium. Why is this red Citroën 2 CV AZ from 1969 so special? That's because it was made in Belgium and there were many differences between the French and Belgian version. They were therefore exclusively intended for the Belgian and Dutch markets. This one Citroën 2 CV has the original Dutch registration 00 08 1969.
By: Dirk de Jong
Why did they differ in many ways from the models built in France? Some detective work is needed, but the real connoisseurs see it right away. Actually it is understandable, the steel came from Belgium, the upholstery, but also taillights, dashboard and other parts. The produced in Belgium Citroën 2 CV is therefore slightly more luxurious and therefore more special and much sought after in the classic world. Citroën's vision on design has always been special, just take a look at the Traction Avant, the Citroën DS, the 2 CV, Dyane, the Ami and GS all cars with special features, they are just works of art. just like this one Citroën 2 CV AZ.
The lifespan of a 2 CV?
Was it ready for demolition after 8 to 10 years due to the climate in the Netherlands? This specimen survived by chance. The Citroën 2 CV AZ from 1969 had been waiting for a facelift for years. A thoughtful father bought this car for his daughter, but was later able to purchase a 2 CV Charleston. Then the Belgian goat stopped. The photos of the Citroën 2 CV AZ were made the moment he was back in full light from the shed. The refurbishment or perhaps a total restoration is planned, so that Margriet can cherish it in his new life.
Margriet: “I didn't know if it would ever happen. I've looked at a lot and even the most affordable 2 resumes have suffered too much. For a beautifully restored 2 CV you almost have to take out a loan to pay for it. That's why we have this beautiful red Citroën 2 CV AZ purchased, with the realization that a lot of love and attention is still needed to get it on the road. For years I've had in mind the desire to bring back the memories of my former car life, and the question of whether it ever would ever happen has now been answered.”
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