31 Jul 2011 at 8:35 am #148
I am a new member to this forum, I have just bought a 1959 a series ripple bonnet 2cv. I do not know a lot about them, I bought it in France, it only has 50K which is genuine, full history and never been in the rain, there is no rust and I have smile just thinking about it, is being picked up on 10 August and I hope to have it here some time end of September. I live on far south coast of NSW and would love to hear from anybody about this amazing little car. (My other car is a Jensen CV8 -383c.i – 6.2litre, just a little bit quicker).
Rob31 Jul 2011 at 11:40 am #613JohnKeymaster
Congratulations, looks like a wonderful car! So what is the engine, a 375 or a 425cc?31 Jul 2011 at 12:18 pm #614
you will have to forgive my ignorance, I am not sure of the engine capacity, I am assuming that it is 375, it is so slow, I don’t know how it was driven on major roads in recent times. I am looking at the current French registration, it tells me that it was first registered on 09/03/59, it is a AZ2CH type but I can’t read anywhere either 375 or 425cc on the form. It has been resprayed on the front right hand guard, very badly at that, I have four new metric size Michelin tyres and it seems to do everything right. As I said, absolutely no rust, I have a new front screen rubber and a few spares and can’t wait to get it here.31 Jul 2011 at 1:46 pm #615JohnKeymaster
If things are original then it should be a 425cc.
See Wikipedia: “A 425 cc engine was introduced in 1955”1 Aug 2011 at 7:20 am #616
Do you know if this model should have an oil filter? I don’t seem to have been able to find one
Rob1 Aug 2011 at 2:48 pm #6182CVikingParticipant
Strip the engine and you’ll find it inside. Very nice 2cv…..Enjoy.1 Aug 2011 at 10:01 pm #619
Thanks for the info, I take it that there is no external filter cartridge to replace in normal servicing, if that is the case, I assume that an oil change ever 1000ks would be advisable…2 Aug 2011 at 11:00 am #620
Welcome to the world of minimal motoring, Rob: I applaud your taste at each end of the vehicle spectrum – 2CV to CV8 … what a span!
Look forward to meeting up sometime, I hope.
Adelaide2 Aug 2011 at 11:17 am #621
Thank you for the kind comments, I have a small B & B, google “old cobargo convent”, we are just north of Bega and any 2cv owner is always welcome for a night on us, the invitation is there and you will get to drive both ends of the spectrum,
Rob and Pam2 Aug 2011 at 11:27 pm #622
Rob, that looks beautiful, and a satisfyingly looooong way from the troubles occupying so much of the rest of the world.
When we turn up, we shall have the decency to (a)give you plenty of forward notice and (b)not come during peak occupancy time.:)3 Aug 2011 at 12:12 am #623
If you were driving in the 2CV, just tell me when you are leaving and that would give us plenty of time to make up your room. We have three guest rooms, are usually very busy between December and Easter, of course the Christmas period is our busiest and we do have friends coming in after Christmas for quiet a while( in fact the seller of the 2CV in France) any other time or give us a call and love to see you
Rob12 Aug 2011 at 9:31 am #624
my car has finally been collected, ready to be shipped once my import licence is finalised which I hope will be next week.
Rob[ATTACH=CONFIG]741[/ATTACH]12 Aug 2011 at 11:52 pm #625
That is simply amazing: like something out of a time warp. I’m salivating just looking at the pic. :p13 Aug 2011 at 1:26 am #626
It is in good condition, has the owne’s handbook, still has what looks like a paper label on the back of the only sunvisor. It has évidence of respray and a few small dings and so-on and would be an easy restoration to perfect, I am more inclined to leave it as is and as I have said earlier has absolutely no rust or any evidence, comes with jack and is such a cute little thing. Not sure where I will be able to drive as I live in a fairly hilly area but at least will be able to drive to the local village for the paper. Love the fuel gauge, a dipstick in the filler neck!14 Aug 2011 at 12:13 pm #627
@tasmanisle 451 wrote:
It is in good condition, has the owne’s handbook, still has what looks like a paper label on the back of the only sunvisor. It has évidence of respray and a few small dings and so-on and would be an easy restoration to perfect, I am more inclined to leave it as is and as I have said earlier has absolutely no rust or any evidence, comes with jack and is such a cute little thing. Not sure where I will be able to drive as I live in a fairly hilly area but at least will be able to drive to the local village for the paper. Love the fuel gauge, a dipstick in the filler neck!
To the local village for the paper and a baguette or two…?
I’m by no means an expert on 2CV’s, but I’m wondering if your windscreen wiper system is of the early type which was driven by a dog clutch system off the speedo drive cable.
Perfect (French) logic in that the faster one is travelling, then the faster go the wipers.
Stop at an intersection and … voilà – who needs the wipers, anyway!
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