Pictures sent to me
Greetings from Argentina!
My Name is Carlos, I live in Mendoza, Argentina, its a quaint little city in the piedmont of the Andes mountains. I would like to share my 3cv pictures, as a family project we restored a 1975 azam 28, known here as the 3cv. Here are some pictures of the assembly and the finished product (it`s really never finished), since we are always improving! Best wishes and congratulations on your fine site!
Carlos R. Perez - Simon
Four headlights and a strong front bumper - looks like Argentinan roads are defenitely a rough terrain compared to German Autobahn ;-)
The "Sauss-Ente" from Peter before the restauration. Grinder is the rust-removing tool needed next...
Marc wrote about his project:
"I have purchased this 2CV 14 years ago and it failed the vehicle inspection 6 years before now. I started the disassembly the evening before my marriage in the summer 2008 and gave it away for the welding work.
Short after that I got it back for the reassembly. I was busy with wedding day, buying a house, getting two children and so on, thus mounting it all was delayed. She looked good again two years ago, but still wasn't running. Trouble with suspension, carburetor, blinker. You know what I am talking about...
The day before yesterday I had my first trip with my daughters (almost three and six years old)! Both where chirpy! The 2CV was squeeking at the front right, thus I should have a look at the suspension during weekend."
Me: Well done!
"I really like your site and the photographs are a real asset to anyone like me, finding out about the wonders of the 2CV.
Thanks for sharing all your hard work. It is appreciated.
Beautiful cars! Looks like you have discovered all secrets about 2CVs...
Peter from Epfenbach (Germany) repaired this beautiful AK250.
Peters car pool consists of a 4CV (which is for sale, because he wants to purchase another 2CV) and a Renault 4, his daily driver.
Restauration in fast forward mode:
The once gray and black painted Charleston from Nicolas is now green and black - looking great! It is his second project, thus it was routine. At the back of one picture you can see his lemmon chrome Special that was his first project.
"I was looking for some spare parts for my 2CV cars in Chile and I found your web and I was really surprised. Excellent information and tips for me and I suppose for a lot of people around the world. I have 3 cars in Chile and I am buying parts in Europe in Mehari Club, Der Franzose, Burton, Retro carīs, etc. Some pictures of my cars in the actual state"
Stephan named his beauty "Marie-France". Rarely is the one wheel trailer attached to the bumper.
Meanwhile Bernd has finished the restauration. The picture shows his beauty at a parking field in Monaco.
..."Hobbes" took his owner to Monaco for a second time. The first run was over the very steep St. Bernadino and the second one over the Brenner.
Bernd is tinkering in Schleswig-Holstein (German county). He calls it a scrap heap, but I am sure he will turn all that rust into a beauty over time...
Phillip from New Zealand told me about his 2CVs: "Our relationship with these cars goes back many years. When I was a teenager in the early seventies, I worked in a book shop after school. Being a technical bookshop, of course that meant reading lots instead of working!
ber hiding behind some shelves reading a road test of a 2CV. I was fascinated. My Uncle already had a GS and DS Safari, and I knew I wanted a 2CV one day. They are extremely rare in NZ, except for a very limited number of Charlstons that were imported one year, must have been towards the end of them. The closest I got was driving my bosses Dyane.
I owned R4's,8's, 10's, R12's, even a Dauphine ( I like Renaults but this was an especially awful car :-( ) and lots more besides but a 2cv, always eluded me. When I met my German wife and decided to settle here, I was astonished to discover that she had already owned two "Ente's" and would really like another. Imagine that, if you went searching for a wife who would prefer to drive a 2cv, what are the chances? :-)
Anyway. A year or so ago, we impulsively decided we'd get one each, as we had bought a house with a double garage. So the White one is an '87, it came from Worms, from a couple who really didn't understand the car at all, and hadn't used it. Its good, mostly original and rust free, but of course, I'm going through it from beak to tail, every nut and bolt. I want to keep it driveable as I do it, so it will take time.
The Black one was a "saga". My wife really wanted a special car, in black. So we looked for a while a saw this one on ebay. It was way up near Hamburg, so as we were both very busy at the time, we took a chance and bought it unseen and undriven, based on a "perfect car without fault" description. We had it shipped down, and discovered quite a few problems. It had been completely rebuilt, and really a LOT of money spent on it, but a lot of things needed doing properly. When it arrived, it didn't even run, and had so many problems and faults, but it is a beautiful thing and we'll get it sorted.
The main problem with this car is the attention it attracts...you cant just blend in. People always want to stop and talk -which is really quite nice. People call it an " Old-timer" which of course it isn't. Its an'89 I think, must be the last of the Portugese ones hence the new chassis and full rebuild.
So Der Franzose are doing well out of us!
Now you know it all!"
Dirk uses his spare time to rebuild his car rather than making pictures of it (taking shnapshots takes to much time). He just made a few shots because I asked him to send me pictures of his progress.
Luca sent me pictures from time to time and now he has finished his project - well done and nice shots!
Jürg is tinkering in South Africa:
"I got this 2CV from the UK and brought it to Port Elizabeth SA by ship. I am naow living in Aston Bay EC and I purchased my first 2CV when I was living in Switzerland around 1965..... long story.... now I own one in South Africy. 'An old flame never dies'.
The pictures show the 2CV in the habour of Port Elizabeth and finally in Aston Bay. (note: the colour of the sky!!!!)"
Things that happen if your 2CV is parked too long...
Thanks Ingmar for the pictures!
"Greetings from the US. Just picked up a 2cv6 (1984) and I just wanted to say how great your website is. Very helpful! The car was originally purchased in Deutschland/Germany, spend years around Europe then was taken to the US... 10 years later its now in my garage!
Spent the weekend jumping into this project. A friend and I towed the car to my garage because it was not running. It had been sitting in a garage for three years. The gas was bad and the battery was dead. Drained the gas and charged the battery, dismantled the starter motor (sounded awful on the first start). Its now running! Yes!"
Me: "Great work!"
Watch the whole photo story here.
Hanspeter sent me the pictures of his homebuilt sandblasting box (see column Tips) and of his project:
"I am working on this project since last September and there is still a lot to be done. My intention is to ride this dromedary next summer. I owned a Mehari between 1985 and 1986 but unfortunately I had an accident with it (total write-off). But I was infected by the Mehari virus and started a therapy (bringing this one back to the road). Picture 1 shows my first Mehari."
Me: I am waiting for pictures of the brand new Mehari.
Picture taken by Jutta on a vacation trip.
Nice theme - thanks!