Award Winning Ripple 2CV

This ripple 2cv which we just finished went straight from my shop up to the show and won 1st prize…

We did it again!

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1952 Citroen 2CV Arrives

Look what just arrived at EuroCar Imports! A 1952 all original, never painted Citroen 2CV. It was shipped here from Maine.  It sat in a barn for years.  Our mission–to get it back on the road!  Can we do it? Oh yeah!

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Rare Citroen Mehari In The Shop

It’s rare to have even one –but we have two Citroen Mehari vehicles at EuroCar Imports.  One is getting an upgraded engine and the other — a total body restoration including a brand new body shell!!!

Check out the first photos of these off-roading utility vehicles.  There will be LOTS more to come so be sure to check back and also ‘Like’ our Facebook page to see the latest restorations and rebuilds we are working on.

Citroen H Van Being Restored at Eurocar Imports

This Citroen H van is really fun to work on.  When it’s done, it’s heading back to LA where it will be used as a delivery truck making stops between farmers markets and a local LA restaurant.

In order to accommodate carrying foods such as veggies and fruits, we are installing a new kitchen rack inside to keep everything secure.  Also performing all bodywork and finishing off with a fresh coat of paint.  We will post updated photos as soon as it’s done!

 

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From H Van to Food Truck, Citroen Vans Do It All

Noel Slade, an expert vintage car mechanic specializing in the restoration and rebuilding of vintage Citroen cars, says business is booming with inquiries from companies that want to incorporate the Citroen H Van into their mobile business.  Busy with requests to restore and rebuild vintage H vans, Slade says this old delivery truck from France is making a huge comeback with businesses in the US.  Slade owns Eurocar Imports in Toms River, NJ.

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Vintage H van pre-restoration

Designed as a light delivery truck in France from 1947-1981, the H van was popular among small business owners that delivered breads and baked goods.  As of late, the H van’s unique look and convenient capabilities has gained widespread attention of business owners that want their brand to stand out in the crowd.

According to Slade, most of his H van customers are food service owners. “We are recreating the H van into a modern food service truck,” explains Slade.  “We are working on an H Van right now that is getting a new stainless steel sink, refrigerator, full-sized generator…and more. When it’s done it will be serving up fresh food on the streets of San Francisco.”

Citroen Cars for Sale

He imports the vintage H vans from France and sells them to Citroen enthusiasts as well as businesses.  At his restoration body shop in Toms River, he shows off an impressive collection of Citroen cars, vans and truckettes.  Some of the most unique Citroen cars can be seen on his property and many are for sale.

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.

Eurocar Imports is an exclusive facility in 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 call 732-279-6453.

Citroen Truckette Customized for Buff Headwear in Canada

We had a great time transforming this vintage Citroen truckette into a modern day promotional vehicle for Buff Headwear in Canada.  Buff Headwear is a line of multi-functional headwear products manufactured by Green Extreme Outdoors, LTD.

The line of headwear has been popular for more than a decade in Europe and used since the debut of CBS’s Survivor television series.  Buff Headwear is distributed in more than 50 countries!! Buff performance headwear is all about versatility and simplicity – one garment serves many functions. Among other uses, a Buff can be worn as a hat, neck gaiter, balaclava, bandana, scarf, hairband, helmet liner, headband, pirate-style cap or as a sun, wind or dust screen. Designed to offer technical performance and protection from the elements during a wide range of outdoor activities and sports, Buff Headwear is available in hundreds of styles and designs.

Check out Buff Headwear’s new, custom-branded Citroen Truckette!

 

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Pre-Customization

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Citroen 2CV Truckette

citroen 2cv trucetteAnother one of our famous rebuilds is in effect and this time we are working on a rare Citroen 2CV Truckette.

The Truckette was originally designed to be a commercial version of Citroen’s immensely popular 2CV. During the late Fifties and throughout the Sixties and Seventies, the Truckette was the vehicle of choice of most butchers, bakers and candlestick makers throughout France. The Truckette also caught on with small families as the Truckette could be fitted with an extra rear seat and side windows.

Today, business owners love the Truckette for many of the same reasons it was revered in the 50’s and 60’s; small enough to be a comfortable daily driver with enough room to transport goods and equipment with ease. Because they have such a unique look and are rarely seen on the road, the Truckettes make great promotional vehicles. We can outfit any Citroen model with your business colors to act as a moving billboard on the road and get seen by hundreds daily!

citroen 2cv trucketteOnce we have finished with this rebuild, she’s going off to California!

Photos of the Citroen Truckette

See our entire photo album of these ‘before’ photos of the Truckette in our Flickr photo stream.  Then check back often to see the completed version!

Yellow and Black Charleston-Almost Home

We’ve been working on this gorgeous 2CV for the past few weeks.  She was originally a red head and was recently sold to her new owners in California.  They decided to transform her into a true Charleston using a fantastic Yellow/Black color combination.  We’ve been stripping everything down to start the new paint job.  Below are some photos of the work in progress, including a before shot when she was in red.