Citroen 2cv Charleston in pristin condition operating absolutely like new

1982 Citroën AX 2cv Charleston

Make: Citroën
Model: AX
Trim: 2cv Charleston
Year: 1982
Mileage: 21,800
VIN: 00000000000000000
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Vancouver BC, Canada

Description for Citroën AX 1982



You are bidding on a 1982 France production

Citroen 2CV authentic Charleston Burgundy & Black


I have decided to sell this beauty to open room for other toys in my Garage.

I’ve priced this rare collectable automobile modestly to make them affordable letting buyers use BUY-IT-NOW option or even forward best offer for those who like to negotiate but the BIN price is so low that I don’t think it would last long at this price.

If not sold at BIN price I will only entertain reasonable and realistic offers. I will not entertain, nor do I respond to unrealistic offers.

I’ll take off $500 from final sold price if car is sold at BIN price. This is to help buyer with shipping cost, consider this as a bonus, I like to help buyers that appreciate my beautiful collector cars especially the most classic Charleston.

2CV Charleston Black/Burgundy is THE most classic and most popular Charleston ever produced.

This Charleston is a French production, not the Portuguese production which turned into rust bucket few years after production

Description, condition and history


This 2CV starts, drives and stopes absolutely like new

This 2CV Charleston is presently registered legally under collector plate in Vancouver BC on with clean status and ready to be driven long distances or shipped to buyer anywhere in North America

I purchased this Charleston from a serious Collector in France (nearToulouse) in 2007 and had it imported to Victoria BC and now car is located in Vancouver BC

Majority of mileage 21,800 miles (56,500 Km) is driving long distances on sunny beautiful days over 40 years and not driven in the cities much at all, hence the beautiful condition.

Car has always been parked in garage, never parked outside overnight, never seen rain.

This Charleston has never been evolved in any accident nor has even needed any major work.

This is a private sale from my private collection. Bid with confidence, check my feedbacks from lucky buyers who purchased another one of my 2CV few years back and also my Citroen Id 19 model which were the only automobiles I’ve ever sold off my collection over 17 years on ebay, naturally very happy buyers.

New parts & complete recent maintenance

Most of the following parts installed in April 2018 which include:

-- New Convertible Top(replaced in 2018)

-- New Clutch (complete set) (replaced in 2018)

-- New Brakes all around including E-brakes(replaced in 2018)

-- New Electronic Ignition (replaced in 2017)

-- New Starter(replaced in 2018)

-- New Alternator(replaced in 2018)

-- New Coil(replaced in 2018)

-- New Ignition Cables (replaced in 2018)

-- New Fuel Pump (replaced in Sep-2017)

-- New Valve cover seals (replaced in 2018)

-- New Regulator (replaced in 2017)

-- New Battery (replaced in sep-2017)

-- New Fan Belt (replaced in 2018)

-- New Wheel & Tires (replaced in sep-2017)

Note:Most of the above parts where not in need of replacement nor needed any attention but I had my French Citroen mechanic/specialist do all the work just to make sure all maintenance is up to date, otherwise car was already operating perfectly, I’m a meticulous Collector and do this with all my beloved Collectors cars.

Recent maintenance performed in April 2018 includes:

-- Engine Oil change & new filter

-- Gearbox Oil change

-- Brake fluid flush

-- Valve adjustments

-- Carburetor overhaul

-- Yearly tune-ups

Overall Condition

Majority of the mileage is driven out of city long beautiful BC roads on sunny days, never driven in rain.

Car has always been parked in private garage, never parked outside overnight, never seen rain.

This Charleston has never been evolved in any accident nor has even needed any major work done on it, only meticulously maintained all its life.

This 2CV starts like new, Drives absolutely like new and Stopes absolutely like new.

The 4 speed gearbox (transmission) operates like new and is strong.

Car pulls very strong up hills on 3rd-4thgear which is amazing for such a small engine.

Cruises comfortably at about 65-75 MPH on HWY (and naturally that’s not flooring it), that’s just cruising normal with no stress and just comfortable, absolutely solid stable ride, not pulling to the right or left, steering very precise and responsive, suspension operating absolutely like new with no vibrations or rattling, operating exactly as it should.

Now regarding the brakes, it’s simply a phenomenon, unbelievably responsive and effective, hit the brake at 70 MPH and car stops as if there’s no tomorrow but without nosing down, nor pulling to the left or right, it stops on the dime and strait on the spot. This is due to front disk design and of course complete new brakes.

This beauty makes you look for excuse to just go out for drive and every time you drive it just brings more love and great memories, I’m lucky to have 2 more or else I would never sell this beautiful Charleston.

An Authentic Burgundy/Black Charleston which is truly all original except Tiers and professional paint job that was performed in 2014 as paint had lost its shine.

An original authentic Charleston (not an imitation), she has been owned by collectors like myself, not used as daily driver, taking a good care of her, some call it babying the car which is very true in this case.

Paint has a beautiful shine all around and shows very beautiful and very presentable but certainly not like brand new, as it is after all not a brand new car.

There’s 21,800 miles (56,500 Km) presumably original mileage on this beauty based on great original condition she’s in, however I cannot guaranty the above mileage due to 5 digit odometer but looking at the way she runs and operates I could only assume this is the correct mileage.

We’ve made many long trips within the last 11 years with this Charleston to different shows and gatherings, including this spring so far, never had any problems with the car. We were the subject of thousands of photographs and friendly waving hands.

Everywhere people wanted to have a picture by the car and everyone wanted to know about it…

Be ready to allow passers by stop and ask permission to take pictures, or wave hands or thumbs ups, any day driving any of my collectibles especially the Charleston, people shoot so many pictures that I always try to be clean shaven and looking as good as I can to match the good look of my cars even though I’m too old for that now.

We all know, 2cv especially the Authentic Charleston gain value rapidly thus makes it a great investment, besides being unforgettably fun every single time you take her out for a drive, making you feel like you’re in another world every time you drive it.

-This Charleston is capable of being used as a daily driver any day of the year but I personally wouldn’t use it as my daily driver car as it breaks my heart seeing it running in heavy rain or snow, cold days or in heavy city traffics, we (collectors) like to drive any of our collector's cars in sunny beautiful days only

-Don’t get me wrong, this little beautiful rare car can be used for all of the above any day anywhere with no hesitation, doing over 75 MPH on HWY if desired, she can stand any traffic, never heating up never get tired of running in idle or driving slow or fast., performing exactly as designed for.

-As a matter of fact, right now as it stands I guaranty you can drive this Charleston (and my other ones for that matter) from Vancouver all the way to New York or Mexico City, without having to pay attention to anything but filling up with regular gas about every 280-300 miles each fill up. That reminds me, gas tank capacity is about 6 gallons.

-Just make sure to change your engine oil and filter on time ( I always use synthetic oil) every 2500-3000 Miles (its recommended to change synthetic oil every 6000 miles or so) but I never pass 3000 mile before changing oil & filter, this is one reason the car runs even better than new I believe!

-Car starts up any time anywhere one try and warms up in about 30-45 second if has not been started for a while with engine cold and ready to go, if started after a day or 2 only or with warm engine, no warming time needed obviously.

I welcome professional local inspection before auctions end, please arrange to inspect the car before bidding and wining the auction.

Local in person pick up allowed.

Note, an Authentic 2cv Charleston is always much more desirable, more popular and rarer and therefore more collectable and a great investment as it is guaranteed to just go up in value every year that passes by.

A Charleston imitation however is one that has been painted to look like a Charleston and not an original which makes it much less attractive or desirable than the original ones.

Furthermore, a restored 2CV is never as reliable as an original as rust always comes back unfortunately, therefore an original 2cCV that has never been restored holds value much better than a restored one.

Then there’s the 1985-1990 (Portuguese production) which are known to rust much sooner and end up as a rust bucket only several years after production which now being restored and sold at high prices.

Payment terms and conditions


If you withdraw your bid for what so ever reason, I reserve the right to block and/or cancel your future bids on any of my actions.


Payment must bemade in fullwithin maximum 72 hours from the time auction ends.

A deposit of $500 must be made via paypal within 24 hours from the time auction ends (if full payment is not made already).

Paypal is not accepted for full payment. Only the $500 Deposit must be made by paypal.

Only method of payment accepted is either by International Cashier’s check from a major bank which should be mailed via FedEx over night or simply use electronic bank to bank funds transfer which is the safest, fastest and inexpensive way to make payment for your new collectable car.

Full payment must be made and funds must be transferred to my bank before I ship the car.

If you make bank to bank payment usually transaction is completed within few hours at which point we can start shipping process.

I start shipping process as soon as I receive funds in my personal bank account

If payment is made by cashiers check from a major bank, it will take about 5 business days from the time I receive the check to have funds cleared and landed in my bank account, I don’t decide on this, it’s the bank that makes us wait for what ever reason.

Once again, car will be shipped once full payment cleared and landed in my personal bank account.

Shipping terms and condition

Shipping from Vancouver BC to most locations in the USAruns in the neighborhood of $1200 to $1600 which always include insurance while in transit.

I am willing to assist buyer (at no extra cost to buyer) to the best of my ability with shipping. Once you win the auction we can work together to find best carrier with good reputation and lowest cost possible.

Over the years I have used a well known USA based Carrier which I’m very happy with and I can introduce you to them, I fully trust this company in all aspects, (No I’m not profiting form shipping your new car), I just like to help the new owner of my beloved car.

I will help buyer all the way with shipping and keep them informed of any updates but car can can also be tracked on line while in transit as well.

This company picks up the car from my house in Vancouver and drop it off at buyer’s door, no matter where you’re located, how sweet is that? And all along the way in transit your new car is fully insured.

Buyer doesn’t have to go anywhere to receive the car, truck driver calls buyer a day before and then few hrs before arriving to let buyer know they’ll be on time etc..

Once the car is delivered to your house all you need to do is to go to your local registration office and have the car registered to your name and then start diving.

Buyers are responsible and will pay for the cost of shipping, having said that, If you win the auction at BUY-IT-NOW price, I will credit $500 towards your shipping cost, in other words, what ever your final bill for shipping, I pay $500 of that final amount, I’’ just credit that $500 back to your paypal account, but this is only if you buy the car at BIN price which is not as high as it should be, and that’s just because I need to open room in my garage plus I’m sure she’ll go to a good home.

Note that theirs an error in the listing indicating thus is a Citroen AX 2cv Charleston, well there's no such a thing as AX 2CV.

Page does not allow to clear the AX from the listing for what ever reason but I have spoken to eBay members and they promised to fix this error.

Correct model obviously is: Citroen 2cv Charleston

Thank you for your interest, good luck and happy bidding