I’ll bet some of you have already started on your responses to my “typo” in the title. Actually, it’s correct! Versions of the famed Citroen 2CV that were manufactured in Argentina were called the 3CV–you can look at this site for more information on the Argentinian versions. This one is located in Hagerstown, Maryland and is listed for sale here on eBay. The auction was set up originally was $1,000 with no reserve, but the seller has now relisted it so there is a buy it now of $9,000 and lower offers will be considered.
By the way, according to this translation, “Cachila” means old heap or old banger. It appears that the seller doesn’t know a tremendous amount about the car by their own admission; I’m guessing the owner is no longer with us and the family is selling it off. How about that front bumper? There’s one just like it on the website in the first paragraph, even the same color, so it’s a good bet it’s factory equipment.
The seller states that it runs and drives well and has minimal rust. It’s supposedly been garaged it’s whole life-that’s great! Aren’t those fold up windows cool?
Don’t forget there’s actually a decent amount of room in there as well. The missing door panels look to be in mint condition and have been stored away from the car.
The engine compartment looks surprisingly clean as well. While hardly pristine, this car looks like a terrific driver Citroen, and that can’t be a bad thing. This is a car I’ve wanted to drive an example of for a long time. I’m not sure if I’d end up liking it or not, but it’s so different from just about anything else on the road, I think it would be a great automotive experience to have. What do you readers think? As those long time Barn Finds readers know, this is what I’d like to do with a 2CV, as I told you last June.