Rebuilding the Citroen 2CV

Vintage Citroen cars are making a big comeback in the US.  From Hollywood to the Jersey Shore; from corporate tycoons to the vintage car enthusiast; the reemergence of these classic cars has been somewhat of a modern day phenomenon.  Noel Slade of Eurocar Imports makes his living restoring and rebuilding used Citroen cars.

Slade has dedicated more than a decade to breathing new life into worn down Citroen cars.  His best seller- the Citroen 2CV- is sought after by businesses, vintage car enthusiasts and modern consumers looking to cruise around in a historically good looking car that is known to sip fuel better than any modern day hybrid.  A vintage Citroen 2CV can earn up to 40 miles per gallon around town and up to 50 miles per gallon on the highway. 

It takes about 8 weeks for Slade to completely rebuild a car, from the ground up.  A custom rebuild includes a new galvanized frame, floorpans, jody box section, exhaust system, seat covers, carpeting, headliner, canvas sunroof, bumpers, a low-mileage engine with new- disc brakes, a rebuilt transmission, new paint in a color of the buyer’s choice, new chrome door trim and five new tires.  Customers can also opt for an engine rebuilt to factory specifications. According to Slade, Eurocar Imports can restore or rebuild any vintage 2CV that comes their way, no matter what its condition.

Hermes Custom Citroen

The Hermes Citroen 2CV

In 2009 Hermes Canada called upon Eurocar Imports to custom build their new promotional vehicle, a vintage Citroen 2CV.  The custom 2CV received a full rebuild including paintwork and frame replacement.  For the finishing touch, the Hermes 2CV was outfitted with a classic Hermes orange shopping box on its new trunk rack. 

Eurocar Imports is one of only a handful of facilities on the entire Northeast offering a one-stop shop for Citroen enthusiasts.  From parts to service, restorations to rebuilds, Eurocar Imports caters to a distinct group of clientele with discriminating taste. 

Consumers who would like to learn more about Eurocar Imports can visit http://citroenimportservices.com/ to view photo galleries of Citroen rebuilds and restorations or call 732-279-6453.

Contact Eurocar Import Services:

46A Flint Road

Toms River, NJ 08757

http://citroenimportservices.com/

[email protected]

732-279-6453

Rebuilding The Citroen 2CV

Here is another Citroen 2CV that has just arrived at Eurocar Imports.  You can see that the body has been stripped bare and is seconds away from being lifted off the old frame.  The rust damage is extensive!

citroen 2cv with rust damage

This car is having a full ground-up restoration including new galvanized frame/floor pans and complete body strip down.  All rust will be repaired and she will get a a fresh coat of 2-toned paint in grey along with new seats and tires. She’s going to look amazing when we’re done!

The floors have been totally cut out, you can see below.  Brand new floors will soon be welded into place.

Citroen 2CV Being Rebuilt Citroen 2CV rebuild

Here is what she looks like when she arrived, and check out the full gallery of her rebuild process below:

Citroen 2cv


UPDATE!!

We’ve been working hard on this rebuild.  The frame is now finished, as you can see below.  Everything is done in primer for now but a new coat of fresh grey paint (customer’s choice) will be applied next.  The engine is very oily but everything is now stripped down and ready to be cleaned!

Road and Track Magazine Interviews Noel Slade

Interest in the vintage Citroen 2CV is soaring amid rising fuel costs and a near meltdown of the automotive industry.  And now the rest of the world is starting to take notice.

We’ve been restoring Citroen cars for the last 20 years.  But it wasn’t until recently that they caught the eye of the mainstream automotive market. 

Noel Slade featured in Road and Track Magazine

Last year, Road and Track magazine dedicated a two page spread honoring the reinvention of the Citroen 2CV, and the exceptional work performed right here at Eurocar Imports.  We are one of a handful of expert Citroen mechanics in the US with the ability to fully restore or completely rebuild vintage Citroen cars from the ground up.

A vintage Citroen 2CV can earn up to 40 miles per gallon around town and up to 50 miles per gallon on the highway.  The 2CV runs on regular fuel.  Beyond the mileage, the 2CV offers an unmistakable element of style, grace and sophistication.   Introduced by the French in the 1940’s, the Citroen was the premier choice of transportation for heads of state and French royalty.

We can restore or rebuild any vintage 2CV that comes our way, no matter what its condition.  There is nothing that is not available for the 2CV.  Some of the parts are aftermarket but are better than the originals. 

For vintage car enthusiasts looking to procure their dream Citroen, Eurocar Imports offers completely customized rebuilds which include a new galvanized frame, floorpans, jody box section, exhaust system, seat covers, carpeting, headliner, canvas sunroof, bumpers, a low-mileage engine with new- disc brakes, a rebuilt transmission, new paint in a color of the buyer’s choice, new chrome door trim and five new tires. 

We can also re-create the  2CV’s two-tone Charleston model. The yellow Charleston with black fenders is his most popular car. It also has chrome trim on the rocker panels and a passenger-side mirror. Consumers can also opt for an engine rebuilt to factory specifications.

If you’d like to inquire about purchasing a used Citroen car for sale, or having us restore your vintage European form, send us an email or use our contact form and we will respond promptly.