Produced between 1962 and 1967, the 2CV 4x4 SAHARA remains the most desirable of the 2CV family with only 693 examples produced worldwide.
With these 2 engines of 425cm3 and four-wheel drive this model was intended for oil exploration.
Externally it differs from its sisters by the presence of a cooling grid on the rear bonnet, its spare wheel on the bonnet, these truncated rear fenders, small fins on the rear quarter panels, larger specific rims, and a fuel cap in each of the front doors. There are obviously two ignition keys…one per engine.
The story of this copy began at the Citroën dealership in Lons le Saulnier in 1963, where its owner bought it on April 14, 1978. It will remain in the same family to this day, following the generations. Initially dedicated to the inspection of fir plantations in Haut-Bugey, it very quickly gave way to a much more suitable Jeep Wyllis at the end of 1978.
Then used as a leisure vehicle for 43 years, it will be very regularly maintained with particular care, and always parked in a dry place.
The interior specific to this version is completely original in a very good condition in relation to its low mileage.
The body has its period color with the presence of a very rare spare wheel cover.
The frame and body do not show any corrosion. The suicide doors attest that this example was made in France at the Ivry factory, unlike some examples made in Spain.
The two engines are also original with a restoration of the peripherals and engine compartments in 2016 by a specialized workshop. A large file of invoices and history are present, 6 additional rims and four Michelin tires are also part of the package.