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 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

[email protected]