A rare Citroen 2CV Sahara for sale at Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale at the Practical Classics Restoration show
The 4wd Sahara is one of the more unusual 2cv variants that Citroen built. Citroen got around the problem of an economy of bhp by fitting two engines. One engine to power the front wheels and another in the boot to drive the rear. The cars were intended for use by the French colonies in Northern Africa, with only 694 built.
This 2cv Sahara comes with its very own, globetrotting history.
Rare Citroen 2cv Sahara for sale – history
The Citroen 2cv Sahara for sale (number 657 built) was delivered to Nigeria in December 1965. First registered to an English anthropologist at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. Allegedly, he chose the car as people in remote visitors found the Citroen more friendly than the government issue Land Rover.
When the Nigerian Civil War broke out in 1967, he set off in his trusty 2CV driving back to the UK which included crossing over 1000 miles of the Sahara desert..
Car and owner returned to Nigeria two years later, making the journey back across the Sahara desert. It was sold to its second owner in the 1970s, a medical doctor at Ahmadu Bello University Hospital.
In 1980, the car and its original owner were reunited when, returning to Nigeria he found the car barely used and practically abandoned. He decided to have it flown back to the UK for repairs. Due to a lack of spare parts, the (full-body off) restoration had to wait until 2012.
The car comes with its distinctive red seating, removable rear bench, full-length folding roof and original front and rear engines.
With less than 100 2cv Sahara remaining around the world, and maybe just 30 in running condition, this Citroen 2cv Sahara for sale offers a rare opportunity for classic Citroen collectors.
The car is for sale at this years Practical Classics Restoration Show with an estimate between £60,000 to £65,000. To find out more visit .