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    Default Pricewatch: 2CV Sahara sells for US$142500

    At the Bonhams ‘Preserving the Automobile’ Auction, Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, on October 8, 2012 a 1965 2CV Sahara sold for US$125000 plus commission, total US$142500.
    Owned by the duPont family since new. All original, dusty, with some minor surface rust. Grimy engines. Front engine has been out and had some work done. Rear engine is nearly pristine under layers of grime. New York Auto Show car with exactly 6,700 miles from new.
    Where will it all end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lhs2.1 View Post
    At the Bonhams ‘Preserving the Automobile’ Auction, Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, on October 8, 2012 a 1965 2CV Sahara sold for US$125000 plus commission, total US$142500.
    Owned by the duPont family since new. All original, dusty, with some minor surface rust. Grimy engines. Front engine has been out and had some work done. Rear engine is nearly pristine under layers of grime. New York Auto Show car with exactly 6,700 miles from new.
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    Who knows? I quit bidding at 125,000
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    I would have liked to be the bastard that collected the $17,500 commission for half an hours work by keeping a straight face.

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    the only question is why would anyone pay that much?

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    I saw two of those front bumpers, NOS, out at Area 52 the other day.
    Just in case somebody wanted to make a clone or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS View Post
    the only question is why would anyone pay that much?
    Its a classic Citroen - they should all be worth that much!
    Think about it - a Citroen has sooooo much more engineering and technology in it than any other car. They are just so good, even when they are bad they are good.
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    As usual Mort, you are dead right.

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    As another Mort, I agree.

    They are damn rare, and that price confirms their scarcity.

    That is still very serious money.

    I wonder what you would pay for say a Bijou these days.

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    There was one for sale at the ICCCR. I should have asked the owner how much he expected. Rarity is not necessarily a driver of price, though. What is a Zeta worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    There was one for sale at the ICCCR. I should have asked the owner how much he expected. Rarity is not necessarily a driver of price, though. What is a Zeta worth?


    I was at high school in Adelaide when Lightburn, a respected manufacturer of washing machines, trailers, cement mixers etc, built and marketed the horror that was the Zeta. Reverse gear? Not at all, just quickly stop the engine, restart (a hot 2-stroke) the other way, reverse in, then stop the engine, restart forward.... Windows? Don't use them too much as they were sliding perspex, which scratches. Fuel guage was a tube in the dashboard that showed directly the level in the tank above your knees. They did produce a facelifted version... Lightburn had a go at assembling Alfa Romeos in Adelaide too, so they were surely imaginative and brave. I needn't go on.

    There are a few (very few) Zetas around. Rare, but not exactly valuable. Nearly value-less in fact.

    The 2CV Sahara? I've no idea how to rate them, but their engineering was a tad better than the dreaded Zeta. I guess their value is, as ever, what someone is prepared to pay. I doubt this will increase the negligible value of my very competent Xantia!
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