1959 Citroën 2CV

425cc Trafficlutch


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1959 Citroën 2CV 469156.

Sold new in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and underwent a refurbishment including a repaint and an interior refresh before it was acquired by the current owner and imported to the US in 2022. The car is finished in gray over orange cloth and powered by a 425cc flat-twin paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes a burgundy soft top, 400mm steel wheels, coach doors, dual mirrors, electric windshield wipers, removable bench seats, a centrifugal clutch, and both electric and manual-crank starters. This ripple-bonnet 2CV is now offered on dealer consignment with a Washington State title listing the car as a 1959 model.

The car was repainted in gray during prior ownership and features a burgundy roll-back soft top, silver bumpers, coach doors, flip-up front windows, dual mirrors, mud flaps, and stone guards. The selling dealer believes the rear panel has been modified, and paint color variation can be viewed in the gallery along with paint chips, cracks, dings, and areas of corrosion around the car.

Cream-finished 400mm steel wheels have paint chips and corrosion that can be viewed in the gallery, and 135-series Michelin X tires were installed in 2019. The steering rack was rebuilt at that time, and the following components were replaced:

  • Front swingarms
  • Front bearings and seals
  • Adjustable steering links
  • Damper weights
  • Shock absorbers
  • Brake hoses

The removable bench seats are trimmed in orange cloth upholstery, and the rubber bands supporting the seat cushions were replaced in 2019. Black rubber mats line the floor, and additional appointments include a full-width cowl vent, electric windshield wipers, a left-side defroster, and a brodie knob. The front door panels are missing.

Jaeger instrumentation consists of an ammeter above the steering column and a 105-km/h speedometer with suggested shift points that is mounted to the left side of the windshield frame. The five-digit odometer shows under 4,100 kilometers (~2,500 miles), approximately 200 of which have been added under current ownership. True mileage is unknown.

The air-cooled 425cc flat-twin features a single downdraft carburetor as well as both electric and manual-crank starters. The ignition points and condenser were replaced in 2019. The selling dealer notes oil consumption and smoke from the exhaust at idle.

Power is sent to the front wheels through a four-speed manual transaxle equipped with both a conventional clutch and a centrifugal clutch that operates in either first gear or reverse. The fuel tank was replaced in 2019, and additional underside photos are provided in the gallery.


Powered by a 425cc air-cooled opposed-twin motor driving the front wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission and Trafficlutch – a centrifugal clutch that allows the driver to come to a stop while leaving the transmission in gear. When time you go, simply pull-away by pressing on the accelerator and the centrifugal clutch engages and away you go. Shifting into higher gears is done with the conventional floor-mounted clutch pedal.

2CV are known to be durable and easily serviced. With about 12hp on-tap (when new) I’ll get you up to around 80km/h. You’ll get there in style …at a leisurely pace.


Here is a fine synopsis of the 2CV experience. Similar specification car also with the centrifugal clutch.

Year: 1959
Make: Citroen
Model: 2CV
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Drivetrain: FWD
Engine: 400cc
Exterior Color: Grey
Interior Color: Red
Price: $18,500
Shipment: In Stock
VIN Number: 469156

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