1985 Citroen 2CV-6 Dolly And Custom Scooter

This is a two-for-one sale, and both vehicles are incredibly unique as you can see from the photo above. Citroen had much success with their 2CV and this 1985 Citroen 2CV-6 Dolly is a special edition that also comes with a custom EV scooter and trailer. The seller has it listed here as a Barn Finds Classified, it’s located in Leominster, Massachusetts, and they’re asking $30,000.

Citroen made the Deux Chevaux, commonly known as the 2CV, for over four decades, from 1948 through 1990. They were originally thought of as a way to help farmers get away from using horses and carts to haul their goods and were light enough to be able to go over fields and on muddy or unpaved back roads in France. That the company made this car at the same time as their Maserati-powered SM is pretty incredible. Truly both ends of the automotive spectrum.

The company made several special models including this one: the Dolly. They were geared towards women buyers who made up almost half of 2CV owners at the time that they were introduced in 1985. The seller tells us that this car is unrestored which is incredible given the visual condition. It appears to have been totally restored, doesn’t it? Hemmings did a story on this car back in 2019 which is also really cool.

As expected, the interior looks as nice as the exterior does with seats that appear to be factory-fresh and they have been reupholstered in factory-correct material so maybe that’s why. There is a four-speed manual transmission and by this time, the 2CV had front disc brakes which was a welcome feature.

The engine is Citroen’s 602-cc flat-twin which had 29 horsepower. The seller says that it runs great and has 50,000 miles on it.

This sale is unusual in that it isn’t just for the 2CV Dolly but also for what the seller says is a “folding 1980 French imported Besco “suitcase” trailer” which I would absolutely love to have for hauling small motorcycles. Speaking of that, a custom EV scooter made out of 2CV fenders and other parts also comes with the sale. It would be a fun way to ride around car shows while everyone is looking at your 2CV Dolly. Any thoughts on this unique combo?

Comments

  1. alphasud Member

    Looks like a fun combination for the eclectic collector. Question is which one is considered the range extender? The EV scooter with a back up 2CV or a 2CV with a back up scooter? Either way I see the makings for a best-of-show and a lot of smiles.

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    • danny

      Very clever and a great thought, you just never know. But you are correct, it has gotten Best of Show a number of times and always makes people smile. Women always say it’s so cute and I think they might hug it if they could.

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    This is a very cool package deal. I doubt you’d see another for sure. Every time I see a 2CV it reminds me of one of the teachers at our high school who drove one every day and looked exactly like you might imagine…tweed jacket with elbow patches, a hat and a pipe

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  3. Todd Fitch Staff

    Wow, Scotty, this combo deal is sweet. Never-restored? Wow. This was France’s equivalent of America’s early Fords or Germany’s Volkswagen Beetle, a car that replaced a horse in rural areas. The 2CV features many innovations but its most brilliant may be the suspension that delivers a super-soft ride on horrible roads. Thanks for giving this one a proper write-up on BarnFinds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7pFxgDmZXQ

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    • danny

      Great comments, what a great link/video for anyone wanting to know about the 2CV. You are correct, great write up.

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  4. Derek

    My combination was that I had a folding Velosolex that would just fit in the passenger side front door of the racer; I used it as a paddock bike.

    30k? Aye, right!

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  5. Howard A Member

    Okay,,,,why would one need a trailer in a suitcase for? And what could you possibly pull with a glorified golf cart motor? The 2CV has got to go down in history, as the strangest car ( it’s tall roof , I read, was to accommodate policemans tall hats) that the (French) public actually wanted. As time goes, these references I mention fall on deaf(er) ears, but George Lucas, who I consider a genius, had Curt( Richard Dreyfuss) in one in American Graffiti. Lucas knew, just about everybody knew a “Curt”, or were one yourself, and the 2CV fit those peoples demeanor. They may have been seen in California, but not many in “Beer City”, for obvious reasons. In Europe, they have “2CV races”, and while they look awfully tippy, they actually do a pretty good job. I don’t what to say about the “rat rod” scooter,,

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    • danny

      You are correct about the 2Cv being in American Graffiti and in the day it fit a certain demeanor. But 8 years later it became a “cool” car in the 007 film For Your Eyes Only. In the movie 007 drove a bright yellow 2cv in a chase scene and the next model year Citroen (owned by Michelin Tire} put out a new 2cv model. It was a bright yellow 2cv with 007 emblems and fake bullet holes. Citroen had a successful 40+ year run and made these cars from 1948-89. They changed only minor things and their focus was always, if it ain’t broken don’t fix it, pretty much all they did was change colors. Now it is cute, unique, economical, and the scooter (EV and Rat Rod patina) connected it to “today”.

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      • alphasud Member

        I remember the chase scene very well. One of the most brilliant designs ever conceived. I think in some ways a better design than the Beetle. Both were built to serve similar roles. I give a stock 2CV the edge for ride comfort and off-road abilities. The Beetle gets the nod for highway travel.

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  6. Dlegeai

    Any cooler than that anywhere? That scooter is quite intriguing….who made it? Is the extra turn signal light, above the third window a requirement in Italy at the time? These were standard on the earlier models w/o the third side window.

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    • MikeH

      Thé light above the third window is a parking light. Back in the day in France on narrow streets, you could park with two wheels on the sidewalk and two wheels on the street. Not exactly legal, but not exactly illegal either. But you had to have the car lighted. The light on the side did that and you could turn on one side or the other. That way the car was lighted with a single bulb and didn’t run the battery down overnight.

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      • Dlegeai

        I am fully aware if that; I own a few French cars from the mid 50’s that have this feature, but 2CVs from 1985 (I own 1 1984, 1 1985) do not have this from the factory, at least not for the French market, hence my question. A friend of mine added this on his 2CV.

  7. BIMMERBILL

    No one has mentioned the asking price of this combination. Is it worth the kind of money the owner is asking or is he just looking for an idiot? Somebody please educate me.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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    • Dlegeai

      The old saying is: “it is worth what someone is willing to pay…”….this being said, a 2CV by itself, in such a great shape (trusting the ad…) with such low miles and being a rare model, can easily sell for 25K…..another 5K for the unique scooter…well, could be, we’ll see.

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    • danny

      NADA pricing for the car alone is: average=$20,800 and high=$29,900 and that isn’t taking into account being a Dolly with that rare color combo.

  8. Solosolo Solosolo Member

    They also race them here in UK I believe and the videos that I have seen show them to be leaning in acute angles, but have never seen one turn over! Many years ago I was a passenger in a 2 CV and the lady driver went off the tar road and onto the gravel alongside before swinging back onto the tarmac via a 4″ difference in height, the car never wavered, the lady never showed the slightest concern, and most definitely never lifted her foot from the loud pedal! I was mightily impressed.

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  9. BIMMERBILL

    I appreciate all of you fine people educating me on the finer points of this combination sale. Hope the seller is able to find someone that will take as good of care as he has done in the past. The only Citroen I have been exposed to was when I was into street rods, their was a fellow in our club that had a later one with Chevy power and converted to rear wheel drive. Boy that has been a lot of years ago.
    Bill

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  10. CarnutDan

    I saw this 2cv at the citroen rendevoux car show in upstate ny i remember it had a 1/18 model of the car displayed with it. Along with the scooter bike.

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    • danny

      An exact replica down to the pinstripe by Norev a French die-cast model manufacturer. Collectible and included.

  11. matt

    The first time I saw a 2CV I liked it; I have had British cars and also like our American iron and lots of other cars, but the 2CV is cool somehow.
    As Roger Moore said to Carol Bouquet while destroying the car in an escape from the bad guys …

    “I love a ride in the country don’t you?

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    • danny

      I forgot about that quote, but as a result of the movie the following year Citroen (Michelin Tire) offered a bright yellow 007 model complete with fake bullet holes. The target population must have been those who just “love a ride in the country” or wanna-be James Bond? Either way they became a “cult” car with a wide and active international following, including Jay Lenno, Elton John, Arnold Schwarzenegger et al. There are numerous international gatherings/meets including USA East Coast, West Coast, and Canadian meets.

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