Any 2CV owners on here ?

Any 2CV owners on here ?

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chopper602

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1,718 posts

182 months

Monday 11th March 2019
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Any 2CV owners on here? Anyone going to the WM in Croatia in the summer?

megamaniac

1,036 posts

175 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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I race them and have a few lying about. Not going to Croatia though.

Kewy

1,433 posts

53 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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My dad who is sadly no longer with us used to own a 2CV, many fond memories in that car. Will always be a special car to me – hope to own one myself one day.

chopper602

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1,718 posts

182 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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megamaniac said:
I race them and have a few lying about. Not going to Croatia though.
I may well have seen you in the past then - I've known Pete Sparrow and Neil Thompson (if he's still involved) for years outside of racing and been to the 24hrs a few of times and when you used to race at Croft.

Zarco

13,548 posts

168 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Where's the best place for a remap?

XOcette

109 posts

79 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Zarco said:
Where's the best place for a remap?
laughlaughlaughlaugh

selym

8,513 posts

130 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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I'd love a 2CV.

FlatTwin

27 posts

63 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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I drove some, but never had one by myself.

But I got 2 sedans Ami 6, an Ami 6 wagon and an Ami 8 wagon.
Wich are based on the 2cv (chassis and engine), but more developped (and more expensive as well when it was new).

Ami 6 : http://lautomobileancienne.com/wp-content/uploads/...
Ami 8 : https://minute-auto.fr/images/stories/Atlas/Citroe...

I dit more than 200 000 kms with the first one ami 6. The original engine broke down at 203 000 (crankshaft breakage).

megamaniac

1,036 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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chopper602 said:
I may well have seen you in the past then - I've known Pete Sparrow and Neil Thompson (if he's still involved) for years outside of racing and been to the 24hrs a few of times and when you used to race at Croft.
I used to race with Neil at Mondello, Pete won the championship in my car way back in 2006.


megamaniac

1,036 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Zarco said:
Where's the best place for a remap?
I find Dave at Emerald most helpful.

RemyMartin81D

5,911 posts

164 months

Friday 17th May 2019
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I always wanted/want a bamboo. Couldn't really tell you why over any other 2CV. If am honest it'll be the painted bamboo graphics and font of bamboo, plus the actual word bamboo is comedic.


XOcette

109 posts

79 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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Dyane owner here (had it since the mid '80s). Not going to the WM, as it's a bit of a trek from down here ;-)

chopper602

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1,718 posts

182 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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XOcette said:
Dyane owner here (had it since the mid '80s). Not going to the WM, as it's a bit of a trek from down here ;-)
Where is down here?

megamaniac

1,036 posts

175 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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30th Anniversary meeting of the 2cv racing club at Mallory on Monday.

chopper602

Original Poster:

1,718 posts

182 months

Friday 24th May 2019
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megamaniac said:
30th Anniversary meeting of the 2cv racing club at Mallory on Monday.
Free pies as well isn't it?
I'm doing that big event in Coventry next weekend so can't do everything . . .

XOcette

109 posts

79 months

Saturday 25th May 2019
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chopper602 said:
XOcette said:
Dyane owner here (had it since the mid '80s). Not going to the WM, as it's a bit of a trek from down here ;-)
Where is down here?
Way down here, bottom of the North Island, New Zealand. About as far away from the Dyane's birth place as it's possible to get.

Tresco

398 posts

116 months

Monday 1st July 2019
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Just bought one, great fun although I'd forgotten quite how basic they are, in the words of LJK Setright 'the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car.'


s3c chris

285 posts

89 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Hi all.

I’ve jumped over from the TVR forum and had to reply to this thread.

I bought my 2cv just over a year ago and have to say it is the most “fun” car I have ever owned!

The car is completely basic in every way but is charming in a way that no other car I have owned ever was. It draws more attention from passers by than the TVR and everyone smiles at it. It takes a while to get used to,driving one but once mastered it is fine and every journey becomes a challenge......

My advice is buy one, although there are still some rough ones around but half decent cars are definitely increasing in value.....

Simes205

3,698 posts

187 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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We ( my dad) has a1958 ripple bonnet.
Just about to emerge from a full restoration....14 years after it started!

chopper602

Original Poster:

1,718 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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s3c chris said:
Hi all.

I’ve jumped over from the TVR forum and had to reply to this thread.

I bought my 2cv just over a year ago and have to say it is the most “fun” car I have ever owned!

The car is completely basic in every way but is charming in a way that no other car I have owned ever was. It draws more attention from passers by than the TVR and everyone smiles at it. It takes a while to get used to,driving one but once mastered it is fine and every journey becomes a challenge......

My advice is buy one, although there are still some rough ones around but half decent cars are definitely increasing in value.....
Did you go the stripe styling on the side? Never seen one like that before (you do get a beachcomber with similar, but in blue).

I think 2CV helps you to drive better and look further up the road to avoid loss of momentum! 24 days until we set off for Croatia in ours!