Citroen 2CV: The Essential Buyer's Guide

Citroen 2CV: The Essential Buyer's Guide

Paperback Essential Buyer's Guides

By (author) Mark Paxton

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  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 194mm x 6mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Dorset
  • ISBN 10: 1845840992
  • ISBN 13: 9781845840990
  • Sales rank: 187,926

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STOP! Dont buy a 2CV without buying this book FIRST! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Mark Paxtons years of 2CV ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the 2CV community, to will it fit in your garage and with your lifestyle?This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying your dream car.

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The author s forty year fascination with Citroen s inimitable flat twin has seen him own, drive, repair and restore virtually every variant of this iconic design. A member of 2CVGB for more than 20 years, he has attended 5 World Meetings and countless events in the UK and Mainland Europe, often accompanied by his daughter, who from the age of 5 has been an avid 2cv fan as well. A long spell running his own garage dedicated to old Citroens was followed by a move into classic car and motorcycle journalism, which continues to occupy his time. He also launched the UK s first commercial magazine devoted to the Deuche.

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Mark Holman for New Zealand Classic Car, October 2007NZ magazineAs with previous books from this series, these are 64-page soft-cover books, small enough to fit into a coat pocket and pretty well guaranteed to come in very handy if you are buying any of these cars from very different ends of the classic scale.All follow a similar layout, starting with 'is it the right car for you?', and then going through the 15-minute quick check (walk away or not?) followed by a very detailed checklist which you can use to 'mark' the car, and what to look out for on a test drive. There are also chapters on whether you want to restore a model, paint problems, things to watch out for if the car has had little recent use, and lists of clubs and spares specialists.The books are well-illustrated, and the advice looks really practical. They don't pretend that classic car ownership is easy, or necessary profitable in purely financial terms, yet they are clearly written by guys who are enthusiastic about the pleasure you can get from a good example of any of these cars.While I have never been in the market for them, I would want to have one of these books if I were - definitely recommended.

Table of contents

Introduction 1- Is it really the right car for you? - Marriage guidance 2 - Cost considerations - Affordable? Or a money pit? 3 - Living with a ... - will it fit your lifestyle? 4 - Before you view - Be well informed 5 - Inspection equipment 6 - 15 minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 7 - Serious evaluation (60 minutes) 8 - Auctions 9 - Paperwork 10 - What s it worth? 11 - Do you really want to restore? 12 - Paint problems - touch up or respray? 13 - Problems with cars that have been underused/stored 14 - The community 15 - Vital statistics Index