OWNER’S VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying Guide -

Si­mon Saint is chair­man of 2CVGB, the UK’s big­gest 2CV club. He’s owned seven 2CVs and de­riv­a­tives since his first in 1973; along the way he’s had a Bi­jou, van and a Dyane, but no Ami (yet). Si­mon’s ev­ery­day car is a 1986 2CV owned from new; it sits along­side an H van and Trac­tion Avant. Si­mon com­ments: ‘The 2CV has done 135,000 miles and has only just had its en­gine re­built, but over the years the chas­sis has been re­paired along with the body­work. There’s a free spirit men­tal­ity around 2CV own­er­ship and the af­ford­able prices mean they’re popular with younger en­thu­si­asts. As a na­tional club with 60 lo­cal groups, the 2CVGB is very ac­tive, and it also has an in­valu­able spares re­man­u­fac­tur­ing scheme for parts that aren’t avail­able else­where.’

SI­MON SAINT

Parts are easy to come by – Si­mon Saint uses his 2CV daily.

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