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    I saw a 2CV maroon and black ute in Canberra today with NSW Plates ,,, Unusual

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    Is there any info about it ?

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    The closest I know of is a maroon/black Lomax two seater, which could be confused for a ute (if you'd spent the afternoon in the pub).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    I saw a 2CV maroon and black ute in Canberra today with NSW Plates ,,, Unusual

    Is there any info about it ?
    It's a special model called the "Charleston". Showed up in '87, I think? It came in a coupe of other color combos (yellow/black and two tone blue come to mind), but red/black was the most common. The interior is upholstered in in gray cloth, in a diamond pattern. Other little pieces like stainless hubcaps, chromed headlamp housings, and so on. Sometimes found with Robri fender embellishers.

    Basically just an upmarket (yeah...) color and trim option- one of several Citroen offered over the last decade of the 2CV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    It's a special model called the "Charleston". Showed up in '87, I think? It came in a coupe of other color combos (yellow/black and two tone blue come to mind), but red/black was the most common. The interior is upholstered in in gray cloth, in a diamond pattern. Other little pieces like stainless hubcaps, chromed headlamp housings, and so on. Sometimes found with Robri fender embellishers.

    Basically just an upmarket (yeah...) color and trim option- one of several Citroen offered over the last decade of the 2CV.
    Oh,,,,, the wife saw a sky blue one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Oh,,,,, the wife saw a sky blue one too
    All sky blue or the two-toned blue? The blue Charlestons are rare in any case. I'd say seeing one in Oz is pretty striking.

    Weren't 2cvs usually a private import from Blighty anyway?
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    Bill, Renburg's key word is "ute". That's an abbreviation for utility which is Australian for what you would call a pickup.
    Slough produced a small number in the late 50s or early 60s. Without looking it up I can't recall whether they were all a special order for the Royal Marines or whether they were generally available. Either way, unless it's a home-made one, it's a very rare bird with the Charleston paint job a much later owner's addition.
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    It was a utility , I had not been drinking,,,,,( maroon and black ), I think that is unusual

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    Something like this (but with a fancy paint job)?Yo up 2CV Ute-6981873563_f7bc5d15d4.jpg

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    Sorry about all that. I did see 'ute' but it just didn't register.
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    Yes like that but with a wooden tray back

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    The photo posted by IWS is of a cut-down van. These photos are from Julian Marsh's Citroenet site. Two are of a 1950s Slough-built vehicle (and they called it a pickup!!) which it appears was generally available and the other is of one of the batch of 37 modified pickups that went with the Royal Marines on board HMS Ark Royal to Malaya. So if the vehicle you saw, Renburg, was a Slough original, someone up your way has a rare and valuable little jewell on their hands.

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    Hi Renburg
    with a wooden back and a Charleston paint job I would suggest that the vehicle you saw is not original but a modified job.
    Citronet page on the Slough pickup is The 2CV Pick-ups supplied to the Royal Navy

    This one is definitely a modified 2CV - Citroen 2 CV pick up - it still has a soft folding roof which factory commercial vehicles did not have as far as I know.
    Did the one you saw have a soft roof? if so it would have looked something like this (excepting paint job)

    The ones shown on the Citronet Cambodian pick up page (Cambodian 2CV) appear to be based on a standard AZUA van.

    Was the paint scheme something like this Charlie up front?


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    This is it....

    It was at a French Car Day in Silverwater 2006....

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    attachment doesn't work for me
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    Default Another try...

    Maybe this will work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael @ 92 View Post
    Maybe this will work....

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    Yes that is very close

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    yes , said 2CV ute lives in Mogo some of the time

    if you need to contact the owner PM me

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