Wednesday, October 05, 2016

British built 2CV 1955, used by the British Navy for pioneering helicopter carrier amphib ops in the late 1950s and early 1960s, because of the payload limitations of their helicopters

Slough-built pickups such as this were essentially the same as those built in France with the exception of British-supplied Lucas and Butler electrics.

Around 130 pickups were built, with half of these going to military use, the remainder being snapped up by country vets, doctors, midwives, priests, farmers and small businessmen.

This is an incredibly rare 2CV; of the 65 made for civilian use in the UK, only one other is known to survive. For the true Citroen enthusiast this really is the holy grail of 2CV ownership.

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